Originally named for the Chart well on the property, the 800 acres of rolling farmland and woodland have been part of Chartwell since 1848 when the Colquhoun's owned the property. It wasn't until 1921 that the land was split into smaller lots at auction, with the house and 82 acres being bought in 1922 by one legendary statesman.
Limpfield Chart walk
A 3 hour circular walk linking Chartwell, Kent and Surrey. Take in the stunning vistas traversing open countryside, wooded glades and passing the grave of Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the National Trust. This walk involves rough ground and steep slopes so come prepared.
This 3 hour walk takes you on a 5 mile circular walk linking Chartwell and Emmetts Garden passing through the woodland area of Toys Hill and Hosey Common as well as the pretty hamlet of French Street.
Chartwell estate walk
This 45 minute walk perfect for children explores the Chartwell estate discovering a World War II era bomb crater, dens made of coppiced chestnut tress and a camp created by our garden team at Chartwell in honour of the Canadian troops that were stationed at Chartwell in WWII.
The wider estate
Toys Hill is a site of special scientific interest and somewhere that inspired one of the founders, Octavia Hill, who grew up locally at Crockham Hill, to create the National Trust. Visit the sunken well and the Edwardian water tower the National Trust converted in to a Bat tower in 1987.
Visit the stone seat at Ide Hill village commemorating the National Trust founder Octavia Hill and take in the walks of Bough Beech Reservoir designated a site of national importance for nature conservation.
Mariners Hill offers excellent views of the Weald and is home to an array of birds and dead-wood invertebrates. Take a breather from your walk on the seat commemorating the gift of land given to the National Trust in remembrance of Octavia Hill's mother, Caroline Southwood Hill.