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A beautiful slice of Kent countryside

Discover why the locals love this place so much by exploring this tranquil site along its network of paths, which wind their way up through the woodland. Once at the top, relax and take in the wonderful view to the south over the Weald of Kent.

Set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, One Tree Hill is also recognised nationally as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as a home to rare species of plants, insects and molluscs.

Winter

Look behind you - the view behind is just as interesting as the view in fro © NT / Piers Pardoe

Don't get stuck indoors during winter, there is still plenty to see in the woodland with glistening frost covered leaves, dew encrusted spiders webs or maybe even snow covered branches.

Spring

An English Bluebell bows down to greet you in the woodland © NT / Piers Pardoe

Spring is a lovely time in the woodland with trees and flowers awakening after winter. English Bluebells are one of the most famous sights, but why not discover what else emerges.

Summer

Climb to the top and this is your reward - makes a nice picnic spot © NT / Piers Pardoe

What could be more perfect than wandering through the shelter of the woodland, listening to the birds, whilst the wind plays amongst the trees, and being wowed by the views.

Autumn

Enjoy crunching through the blanket of leaves © NTPL

As autumn leaves start to fall, crunch your way through the multi-coloured carpet, watching as summer disappears and wildlife starts scurrying around to collect enough food for winter.

Reclaim 'me time'

Bring the whole family here for a lovely walk

The countryside is calling and we're here to help you claim some 'me time.' Pack a flask, grab your walking boots and head out on a walk. Don't forget to bring your four legged friend if you have one.

50 things to do

Get the whole family outside and start ticking off your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾. One Tree Hill is a great place to explore footpaths with a map and compass go hunting for bugs.

Why our Ranger loves this place

Look out for our Ranger Piers to find out what is happening on One Tree Hil

"It's a quiet and relaxing place with woodland, grassy glades and a network of footpaths. I enjoy sitting on the bench at the viewpoint, looking over the beautiful Kent countryside". Piers Pardoe,

Protected for over 100 years

Wonderful Weald - a beautiful view of Kent

One Tree Hill has been protected since 1911, when the site was bought in memory of Arthur Hill - the half-brother of Octavia Hill who helped create the National Trust.

How we look after the site

We carefully manage the woodland and glades to maintain the habitats needed for the range of plants and wildlife. This can include thinning out the trees to let light in and clearing ground cover.

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