Walking Trails 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.

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.

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.

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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Chartwell - Octavia Hill Centenary Trail West 

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.

Fungi growing on a tree at Toys Hill, a National Trust countryside site in Kent
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Octavia Hill centenary east walk 

For a day of fungi spotting try out this 4 mile walk linking Toys Hill with Scords Woods and Emmetts Garden. Look out for the blushing fly agaric and the quirky elfin saddle; Scords Woods is particularly popular with the mushroom kingdom at this time of year.

The exterior of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent

Octavia Hill Bunkhouse

This restored farm building is perfect for large groups looking for a rural retreat in the Kent countryside. The 10-sleeper Octavia Hill bunkhouse is set in a former farm building and dairy. Packed with original features, the bunkhouse is located on the 80-acre Outridge Farm, part of the Toys Hill estate.