Things to see & do

Things to see and do around Toys Hill

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There are lots of geocaches hidden around Toys Hill. Get yourself a GPS tracker and go search for treasures.Who knows what you will uncover. Happy hunting.

The Octavia Hill Connection

Pastel drawing of a young Octavia Hill 

Pastel drawing of a young Octavia Hill

Toys Hill was one of the places that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust. She grew up at near by Crockham hill and wanted to preserve the area for others to enjoy

Centenary trail east

Former quarry site at Toys Hill © Richard James

Former quarry site at Toys Hill

Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill on a walk to the picturesque village of Ide Hill and her commemorative seat, passing Emmetts Garden on the way back.

Centenary trail west

The garden of England © Andrew Butler

The garden of England

Also download the Octavia Hill centenary trail west, a 6-mile (9.6km) walk that can be done separately or together with the east trail to make up a figure-of-eight trail.

Horse riding

Enjoy the wonderful countryside on horseback

For those who prefer a more traditional form of horsepower, there is an extensive network of bridleways around Toys Hill. They are just perfect for hacking out with your horse. 


Group enjoying a cycle

Fancy yourself as the next Bradley Wiggins? Toys Hill is the highest point in Kent and has some fantastic bike trails, both on and off road, which are popular with both mountain bikers and road riders.

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