About the estate

View of Ightham Mote from Wilmot Hill © NT/ Piers Pardoe

Nestling on the edge of the Kentish weald, the surrounding landscape has provided the backdrop, setting, food and raw materials for life at Ightham Mote for seven centuries.

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Explore the estate

Short estate walks

Enjoy one of our three way-marked walks © NT / Piers Pardoe

Enjoy one of our three way-marked walks

Put on your walking boots and enjoy the countryside on the Ightham Mote estate with one of our three way-marked walks. Wander through the peaceful woodland, pass ancient springs and enjoy spectacular views.

Walks range from 30 minutes to an hour.

What to look out for...


  • Wildflowers
  • Dragonflies
  • Birds such as green woodpeckers, kestrels and buzzards
  • Animals such as weasels and sika deer