The summer's made for walking, and that's just what we'll do. There are estate routes at Chartwell, or all-ability paths around Knole Park. Whatever your walk, make sure to get out into the countryside on our trails in Kent this summer.
The stage is set for a theatrical treat this summer. From family fun with Ratty, Toad and Mole at Emmetts Garden, to an evening immersed in the twists and turns of Romeo and Juliet's love story at Smallhythe Place.
The gentle flutter of butterfly wings provides the perfect backdrop for lazy sunny days at our places near by. Find butterfly walks, cliff top habitats and glasshouses filled with these gentle summer stalwarts.
Which butterflies will you see flitting amongst the wildflowers on chalk downland? To help you identify the rare and common species, print off the pdf, fold in half lengthways, then concertina-fold to create a handy, palm-sized guide to take on your walk.
Do you want to walk along cliff tops and view the English Channel? Or climb hills for stunning views across the countryside? There's something for everyone to enjoy in the coast and countryside sites we look after in Kent.
Membership makes a vital difference, but doesn’t cover all our restoration and conservation work. Additional gifts to our general funds help us act quickly wherever the need is greatest. Find out how your support can help Carmen save centuries old objects at Knole.
Why not join your local supporter group in Kent? You can join a more active volunteers group, or come along to a centre or an association that focuses on fundraising and fun trips and tours. They help support our places like Ightham Mote, and Scotney Castle.
Gather up your family and friends, pack your favourite summer lunch and seek out the perfect spot to unroll your picnic blanket on a visit to our countryside and gardens in the South East. Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s Emma, who famously picnicked at Box Hill, or set up on top of Devil’s Dyke for glorious views of the rolling South Downs.
Chalk grassland is sometimes called Europe’s tropical rainforest. It is home to an incredibly rich and diverse range of plant and insect life. It’s under threat, but our ranger teams are working hard to restore this vital habitat.
Share a wander in the great outdoors with your four-legged friends. Encounter wagging tails on woodland trails or padding paws in wide open parkland. Keep things fresh with a wide variety of trails ready to welcome you and your happy hound.