Circular Walk from Hollingbourne - Heart of Kent Walking Festival 2023

Type:Guided Walk

Hollingbourne, Kent
Guided Walk
Walkers with stunning views from Hucking Estate
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Join the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership for a scenic view of the North Downs as part of the Heart of Kent Walking Festival 2023.

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Although this is quite a difficult walk, this route takes in some amazing views of the Kentish countryside and with the added bonus of the achievement of climbing the escarpment to reach these vistas. Attention could be given to the various raptors such as buzzards and maybe even a red kite that should hopefully be flying over the Downs. A short detour off the NDW will include the view from the Woodland Trust Hucking Estate, which may be a good spot for a packed lunch.

This is part of a series of free walks and events, funded by Involve Kent. Participants will be asked to complete a short, confidential health questionnaire for our funders.

Walk Details
Walk Leader: Derek Whitehead
Distance: 3.3 miles
Duration: 2.5 hours 
Grade: 5 - Strenuous
Walk Type: Circular
Accessibility Grade: A1
Age: Suitable for adults
You will need: A packed lunch, appropriate footwear for a walk in the country and suitable clothing for the weather such as waterproofs.
Toilet Facilities: None on route
Rest Stops? Yes
Are there stiles on route? No - only kissing gates
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome


What to do nearby?

Explore the stunning grounds and interior of Leeds Castle 

Discover the new Animal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse Exhibition at Maidstone Museums

Watch a show at the Hazlitt Theatre

Visit the lovingly restored distillery, Maidstone Distillery, for tours or just to enjoy a well-deserved gin and tonic.


Where to stay?

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Leeds Castle Stable Courtyard Bed & Breakfast and Maiden's Tower Bed & Breakfast

Chilston Park Hotel

Orida Maidstone Hotel


Special Offers for Bookers

The Ivy Coffee House will be providing a voucher to all attendees of the Heart of Kent Walking Festival for 10% off any hot drink purchased with them. Vouchers will be sent to walkers the day before their walk.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All BookingsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Guided Walk (24 Mar 2023)
Friday09:45 - 12:15


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