Spring walking in Kent

With warmer weather and longer days now is the time to dust off the walking boots and explore the countryside around our special places in Kent. Seek out early wildflowers at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and bluebells at Ightham Mote. Or spot wildlife from lambs at Scotney Castle to birds in Knole's parkland. Your visit will help us to keep the spring in our step at special places year round.

The walk up to Wilmot Hill on the National Trust Ightham Mote estate in Kent

Circular walk to Wilmot Hill 

Discover the orchard at Ightham Mote as it comes to life with a carpet of daffodils, followed by the apple blossom. This circular walk around the Mote's periphery incorporates the very best of spring colour. You might also spot some of the local birdlife, including pheasants and woodpeckers.

Spring sun through the trees at Toys Hill, a natural area owned by the National Trust in Kent

Trails at Toys Hill 

With breathtaking views across Kent and plenty of nature to spot, Toys Hill is just the place to take a walk in spring. Choose from short circular trails to longer treks to welcome in the season.

Fallow deer in Knole Park

Walks in Knole Park 

The vast expanse of Knole's parkland slowly wakes up as the warmer weather. Lace up those boots and choose from a series of trails. Spring in particular is a beautiful time for discovering the birds of the park.

A family walking amongst the bluebells at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Spring walking at Emmetts Garden 

Take a walk among spring colour in the heart of the Kent countryside. Admire the carpets of bluebells in the woodland or venture further on a loop across to Chartwell.

Families enjoying the outdoors during Spring

The parkland trail at Scotney 

See springtime Scotney from a different view with a meander around the parkland. Spy early flowers across the countryside and lambs frolic in the fields.

A spring view at Emmetts Garden

Weardale Walk 

This beautiful circular walk links Emmetts Garden and Chartwell, for a chance to see the spring gardens come alive. The route is fully waymarked and passes through woodland areas awash with colour.

The orchard meadow at Sissinghurst in early morning sunshine

The estate at Sissinghurst 

Discover the best of spring colour on a walk taking in the highlights of the 450-acre wider estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. From bluebells in the woodland to meadows in the first throws of colour, it's a joy to behold.

The restored Darnley Mausoleum

Cobham Wood and Mausoleum 

The peaceful wood pasture is a restful place in which to discover the first signs of spring. Meander along the paths between the trees and listen out for birdsong as it herald the warmer weather.