Summer walks 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, or download a trail below. You can even walk to neighbouring Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill to make a day of it.
Our ranger team is on a mission to support Britain's wildlife. In recent years this work has included clearing small areas of the woods, such as the coppice clearings, to encourage fauna to visit.
By opening up the woodland, sunlight can warm up the undergrowth and encourage new wildflowers to grow.
Summer is a great time to see the wildlife attracted by these coppice clearings. Butterflies a plenty can be found; keep an eye out for the painted ladies and red admirals.
In recent months we've also seen an increase in the number of buzzards flying around Chartwell, no doubt attracted by the new hunting ground that's been opened up for them.
Bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a long lens and see how many you can spot.