Autumn walks in Kent

Discover our downloadable walks with step-by-step directions to follow. They’re a great way to see places in Kent in a new light and make the most of the autumn colour. The Nap Wood walk takes in ancient woodland with towering oak trees. While the Scotney Castle parkland trail will show off more of autumn’s colour highlights. Every step you take helps us keep footpaths open for years to come.

Looking across a field of grazing sheep to Scotney Castle and up to the New House, Kent

Scotney parkland trail 

This moderate walk is great for admiring the breadth of autumn colour across the Scotney estate. The circular route will give you various vantage points to take in the reds and golds on show.

Walking through the Sissinghurst estate

Sissinghurst Castle estate walk 

Discover the autumn highlights of the 450-acre wider estate. Nestled in the heart of the Weald, this landscape inspired the creation of a world-class garden and the prolific writing of Vita Sackville-West.

The view over the weald of Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Autumn walks at Emmetts Garden 

There's nothing quite like the crunching of leaves underfoot - which is why exploring on foot is the best way to experiencie autumn. The woods turn into a fiery display of colour whilst the fungi makes the most of the damp undergrowth. Look out for the vibrant fly agaric fungi on your next walk.

Knole park deer rut

Knole's 4.5-mile deer park walk 

Knole Park comes alive in autumn as the colours change and the wildlife adapts to the new season. Watch the excitement of the deer rut from afar on one of our deer park walks around the estate.

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. Delight in stepping through crunchy leaves and take in the autumn colour views across the county.

Walks around Chartwell, Kent

Autumn walks at Chartwell 

Make the most of the changing seasons with a stroll into the wider estate at Chartwell. From here you can even walk to our nearby properties of Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill. Look out for the wealth of fungi making the most of the damp woods, including the fly agaric with it's iconic crimson cap and white spots.