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.

Farmland and trees in the autumn

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.

Looking across the lawn to the cottages, with autumn flowers in bloom

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 walk up to 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

Exploring Ightham Mote's estate with your four-legged friend is a great way to take in the landscape of the Kent Downs, and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.