Walking trails at Chartwell

Would you like to go for a walk around Chartwell but haven't pre-booked your visit? Why not try one of our walks starting at alternate nearby car parks so you can enjoy the West Kent countryside, while observing social distancing.

Dog walking at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Visiting Chartwell with your dog

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.

An autumn view across the Chartwell estate from Mariners Hill, a National Trust countryside walk in Kent
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Westerham to Chartwell walk 

Starting from The Green in Westerham, this one hour walk can also be followed in reverse from Chartwell by following the way markers. For a day full of history, pop into Quebec House whilst you're in Westerham and uncover this quaint Georgian house that was once home to General James Wolfe.

An autumnal view over the weald of Kent from Mariners Hill near Chartwell, a National Trust place
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Mariners Hill Walk 

Mariners Hill is a popular spot for the locals thanks to its far reaching views over the west Kent countryside. Take this 45 minute walk up and across the hill and you won't be disappointed with the scenery. There's plenty of benches for you to sit and enjoy the amber landscape from too.

Stags horn fungi in the woods at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
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Octavia Hill Centenary Trail - life and history 

If fungi spotting is your thing then take on this 3 1/2 hour walk around the Kent countryside, taking in the Chartwell estate and Toys Hill woodland. Along with fantastic views over the weald of Kent, there's an abundance of fungi to be spotted from the peculiar candlesnuff to the golden rustgill.

Japanese maple in autumn at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
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Weardale circular walk from Chartwell 

Make the most of the autumn gardens with this 3 hour walk linking Chartwell to nearby Emmetts Garden. Check out the pumpkin harvest in Chartwell's kitchen garden before making your way to Emmetts Garden, where a host of fiery colours awaits you. Here the Japanese maples are glowing amber, the liquidambar burns red and the burnt toffee tree emits a delicious sugary scent.