The estate at Chartwell

Get out and into nature throughout the year here at Chartwell with so much to explore whatever the weather. The estate is a constant hive of activity with the garden and ranger teams hard at work in the busy grounds. Here's just some of the many things we get up to and all there is to see and do.

A summer view across Chartwell house and beyond from Mariners Hill

Visiting Chartwell: What to expect 

We've reopened our house and studio at Chartwell and we're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Chartwell Estate

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.  

West Kent Countryside

The lakes at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Walking trails at Chartwell 

As the days begin to warm again, there's no better time for shaking off winter and getting back out into nature on a walk around Chartwell in spring. Why not download one of our trails on your phone to follow as you go?

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.

Our work

Teeming with wildlife