Walking the estate at Chartwell

Enjoy a walk at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

There’s so much of the Chartwell estate that can be explored. Pick up a leaflet from our visitor centre and enjoy our estate walks. You can even walk to neighbouring Emmetts Garden.

Chartwell Estate

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 Churchill.  

Enjoy a walk

Limpsfield Chart walk

Enjoy the 3 hour circular walk combining Chartwell, Kent and Surrey. Take in the 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.  

Chartwell estate walk

This 45 minute walk perfect for children explores the Chartwell estate. Discover a Second World War bomb crater, dens made of coppiced chestnut trees and a camp created in honour of the Canadian troops that were stationed at Chartwell in the Second World War.  

Doggy days out

We welcome all manner of canine companions to the garden and estate at Chartwell provided they are on a short lead. With plenty of walks and routes, we have what you need to tire out your four legged friend.  

Explore the wider estate

Toys Hill

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.  

Ide Hill

Visit the stone seat at Ide Hill village commemorating the National Trust founder Octavia Hill and take in the views of Bough Beech Reservoir designated a site of national importance for nature conservation.  

Mariners Hill

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.  

Elvis the dog in Chartwell garden Kent

Bring your dog to Chartwell

Here at Chartwell, we love dogs. Bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or go for a roam in the woods. Find out more about where you can and can't take your dog here.