Walking at Ightham Mote

Two people walking in the dappled light of the woodland in spring

Grab your walking boots, get some fresh air into your lungs and enjoy our outdoor gym. Whether you want to stroll around the estate on one of our waymarked routes, or you fancy a more substantial walk, Ightham Mote has some lovely walks that will get you exploring the Kent countryside.

Ightham Mote from the air

Ightham Mote circular walk to Old Soar Manor

Admire the Kentish countryside as you enjoy this circular walk linking two of our medieval houses. The walk takes you through ancient woodland, into the Fairlawne Estate and onto Plaxtol Spout before returning to Ightham Mote through orchards and the Greensand Way.

East face of Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote's circular walk to Oldbury Hill

Follow this circular walk from Ightham Mote to the site of Oldbury Hill, an area of mixed woodland as well as the site of an Iron Age hillfort dating from 150 and 50 BC.

The house at Ightham Mote is reflected in the moat from the south west, showing the stone tower and mock Tudor facade on the south face.

Ightham Mote's circular walk to Wilmot Hill

Enjoy the Kentish countryside from the Ightham Mote estate as you walk the periphery of a large part of its 580 acres. The walk incorporates Scathes Wood, the Greensand Way, Wilmot Hill and Broadhoath Wood.

The south east corner of the house reflected on the moat

Ightham Mote's circular walk to Knole

What could be better than a day out in the Kentish countryside incorporating two National Trust properties? Follow our circular walk from Ightham Mote, along the Greensand Way, passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty to Knole Park, before returning to Ightham Mote via the Duchess Walk, Godden Green and Broadhoath Wood.

The courtyard, with Victorian dog kennel
Walking trail

Ightham Mote's walk to Shipbourne and Fairlawne 

This circular walk begins with a wander through ancient Scathes Wood, before taking in some wonderful views of the Kentish countryside on the way to the neighbouring estate of Fairlawne and on to Shipbourne.

Dog walking through bluebells

Dog walking at Ightham Mote

Whether you furry friend wants a gentle walk through sheltered woodland, or a more strenuous climb with fantastic views, we have some great waymarked routes on our 500 acre estate. Just make sure you read our pointers before you set off.