Walking the estate at Chartwell
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.
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 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 views 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.