Walking from Ightham

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

Grab your walking boots, get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to stroll around the estate on one of our waymarked routes, or you fancy a more substantial trek, 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 view from Wilmot Hill on the National Trust Ightham Mote estate in Kent

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