Walking trails at Chartwell

Enjoy a summer walk across the countryside for a great chance to blow away the cobwebs, get plenty of fresh air and spend some quality time in the outdoors. 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.

Dog walking at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Visiting Chartwell with your dog

At Chartwell, bring your furry companion along on a short lead for a stroll around the gardens or go for a roam in the woods.

Roses climbing up the walls of Lady Churchill's Rose Garden at Chartwell in Kent

Summer rose walk - Chartwell to Emmetts

Discover roses in bloom at Chartwell and nearby Emmetts Garden, and experience this beautiful season on our summer rose walk through the countryside. Enjoy stunning views across the Weald of Kent. The walking loop takes around 3hrs to complete.

View from the east lawn across the rear lawn to the Church (not National Trust) at Quebec House, Westerham, Kent
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Westerham to Chartwell trail 

Start your day by visiting our neighbouring National Trust property, Quebec House in Westerham (Open Wed-Sun, pre-booking required). This small building is packed full of Georgian history, having once been the home of famous General James Wolfe. After a quick visit follow this one hour trail to end up at Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill.

A summer view across the Weald of Kent from Mariners Hill, a National Trust countryside site in Kent
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Octavia Hill Centenary Trail - life and history 

This 3 1/2 hour walk starts from Toys Hill, passing through Chartwell and even takes a track through Mariners Hill. That's three areas of countryside that your visits help us look after. Get that camera at the ready as there'll be plenty of breath-taking views you'll want to capture.

The bat tower at Toys Hill
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Octavia Hill Centenary Trail - views and nature 

Celebrate the life of National Trust founder, Octavia Hill on a walk to Crockham Hill village and the church where she is buried, up to Mariners Hill and on past Chartwell, former home of Winston Churchill.

The view over the weald of Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
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Weardale walk - Chartwell to Emmetts Garden 

A beautiful 3 hour walk that links Chartwell with Emmetts Garden to enjoy all the fantastic rainbow of colour as it blooms across the whole of the West Kent countryside. From daffodils and bluebells to roses and autumnal shades, come and enjoy the many different views of throughout each month of the year.