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Mariners Hill loop walk from Chartwell

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Explore Mariners Hill on this loop trail; an extension of our Westerham to Chartwell trail. The Mariners Loop crosses through National Trust and Squerryes Court land and has been made possible by the kind support and permission of the Warde family.

Chartwell house from Mariners Hill

Map

Walk the Mariners Hill loop trail from Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Start:

Chartwell, car park entrance

1

Head west, crossing Mapleton road and up the steps following the fairly steep climb to the first finger post.

2

Take the left hand fork and continue along this path as it runs parallel with Mapleton road, passing a couple of benches with great views over the Chartwell estate and Bough Beech reservoir.

3

The path descends and comes to a four way junction. Turn right here.

4

At the next junction turn left. This path takes you alongside a field with stunning views over the Weald. There are a couple of benches to take a break and enjoy the view.

5

Just past the second bench, turn right up the steps.

6

At the top of the bank turn left between two large beech trees.

7

Turn right at the corner of the fenced field and continue past the stone monument on the right and cross the field ahead of you. The path bends around to the right passing a stone bench and view point. You now enter the woods which in spring are carpeted with bluebells. Stay on the path walking parallel with the road to your left.

8

Eventually the path turns right and at this point you will see the National Trust sign and bridleway sign on the roadside to your left. Drop down onto the road briefly and pick up the bridleway as it climbs the hill to the right.

9

At the top of the hill as the path starts to level out you will come to a left fork by a finger post. Turn left here and continue crossing straight over the vehicle track.

10

When the path starts to level out you will come to a left fork by a finger post. Turn left here and continue, crossing straight over the vehicle track.

11

At the next fork, keep right.

End:

Chartwell, car park entrance

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Mariners Hill loop walk from Chartwell

Terrain

This walk has steep slopes and occasional rough terrain.

Mariners Hill loop walk from Chartwell

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Mariners Hill loop walk from Chartwell

How to get here

Address
Chartwell, car park entrance
By train

Edenbridge (4 miles/6.5km) and Oxted (6 miles/9.7km) stations are accessible from London Victoria and London Bridge. Sevenoaks station (6 miles/9.7km) has a regular fast train service from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge. Oxted and Sevenoaks have taxi ranks outside to get to Chartwell.

By road

From M25 join the A25 and follow the brown signs with the National Trust oak leaf.

M25 anti-clockwise: Exit at junction 6 on the M25. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A22. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Oxted Road/A25. At the roundabout take the second exit onto A25. Follow the A25 into Westerham. Turn right opposite Quebec House onto the B2026/Hosey Hill. Fork left off B2026 after 1 ½ miles onto Mapleton Road and Chartwell is a short way down on the left.

M25 clockwise: Exit at junction 5 on the M25. Use the left lane to continue on Sevenoaks Bypass/A21. Merge onto Westerham Road/A25 via the slip road. Follow the A25 into Westerham. Turn left opposite Quebec House onto the B2026/Hosey Hill. Fork left off B2026 after 1 ½ miles onto Mapleton Road and Chartwell is a short way down on the left.


Parking: Parking is £3 for non-members. Free for members.

Mariners Hill loop walk from Chartwell

Facilities and access

  • Toilet facilities by Chartwell shop
  • Shop and café located at far end of car park
  • Free parking for National Trust members at Chartwell