Landscape Characterisation Through Time - Heart of Kent Walking Festival

Type:Guided Walk

Bluebell Hill Car Park, Mill Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME5 9RG

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Landscape Characterisation Through Time - Heart of Kent Walking Festival

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This walk along the scarp slope of the chalk downs offers unparalleled views across the Weald of Kent and the Medway Gap. Blow away the cobwebs and feel the up draught of the spring air as we take a walk through time interpreting the evolution of the landscape from post ice age recolonization, neo-lithic man, iron age deforestation, the coming of the Romans, through to pilgrims, the agrarian revolution, Captain Swing,  paper making and today’s post-industrial landscape. We might be lucky to spot some soaring raptors, reptiles and orchids along the way too. A relatively short walk but with some steep and challenging sections.

Dogs: On a lead 

Age: 12+ Under 16’s accompanied

Walk: Circular

Grade: Moderate

Start Point: Bluebell Hill Car Park, Mill Lane. 

Grid Ref: TQ743621

Start Time: 14:00

Distance: 2.5mi/4.0km

Duration (approx.): 2hrs

Led by: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership - Mark Pritchard

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Bus: 101 Chatham/Maidstone

Train: Chatham 3 miles

Opening Times

Season (25 Apr 2020)

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