Nature trail at Chartwell

This article is in regards to a 2016 event. Please keep an eye on our homepage for updates on our upcoming events.

A butterfly in the gardens at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Help find Belinda the Butterfly

Oh no – Belinda the Butterfly has gone missing from her home and all her friends are worried. Can you put your detective hat on and find her for us?

Follow the trail all over Chartwell, from the gardens to woods and from the golden orfe pond to the butterfly house. Keep a keen eye out, you’ll meet all of Belinda’s animal friends along the way.

As you go about your detective journey, learn all about Winston Churchill and his love of nature as well as what wild animals reside at Chartwell.


Saturday 28 May – Sunday 5 June, 10am-4pm


Free trail, normal admission applies.


Trails can be picked up from the visitor welcome centre. Why not also pick up a 50 things map and see how many things you can tick off in your scrapbook.

There is a shorter, buggy accessible route available and this will be marked on the trail map.

Don’t forget to put your outdoor clothing and walking boots on, paths can get a bit muddy in the woods.

The Golden Orfe ponds in summer at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

The garden at Chartwell

Explore the garden at Chartwell in Kent with its home-grown produce in the kitchen garden, rose walk, lakes and so much more. Why not join one of our garden tours too?

Visitors outside café at Chartwell Kent

Families at Chartwell

From exploring bunkers and making dens to playing in the play house and swinging right up to the sky on our set of six swings, even the big kids in your family will enjoy themselves.

A Victoria Sponge Cake

The Landemare café at Chartwell

Enjoy a lunch with us at the Landemare café and what would a visit to the National Trust be without a scone and tea?