Things to see and do at Mariners Hill near Chartwell

View from Mariners Hill in Kent
View from Mariners Hill National Trust / Henry Jarvis

With panoramic views of the Weald, Mariners Hill near Chartwell is a fantastic spot to enjoy a good walk or just admire the surrounding countryside. Walk in the footsteps of one of our founders, Octavia Hill.

Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog walkers, who value its tranquil walks and excellent panoramic views of the Weald.

The wildlife in the area includes many native birds and an array of dead-wood invertebrates. The hill has several paths which form small circular walks or, for those with more time, there is the long-distance Greensand Way, which runs along the northern boundary.

The character of the wood was dramatically changed by the storm of 1987, however damaged areas were left to recover naturally and these are now developing into maturing semi-natural woodlands. Don't miss a visit in spring when the woodland comes alive with a carpet of bluebells

Mariners Hill obelisk

The obelisk at Mariners Hill commemorates the land given to the National Trust through Octavia Hill's work. The land was given to us in remembrance of Octavia's mother Caroline Southwood Hill.

Holy Trinity Church

Visit the Church at Crockham Hill and see Octavia's grave underneath the yew tree as well as her stone memorial and stained glass window illustrating her work.

Track treasure

Borrow a GPS tracker from Emmetts Garden or download an app for your phone and go on a hunt for hidden cashes all around Mariners Hill.
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