Walking in Kent this summer

Whether meandering in meadows, tackling the trails or clambering through the countryside, there's walking for everyone across our special places and countryside in Kent this summer. From wildflowers at Scathes Wood to the vast expanse of Knole's parkland, tie up those boots and take a big step into the great outdoors. Every step you take helps us clear the paths and woodland for walks to come.

The woods in summer at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Emmetts Garden 

The views over the Weald of Kent look spectacular in the summer sunshine. Stroll around the gardens or venture further into the woodland. Got time to spare? Take your walk a step further by following the trail to nearby Toys Hill, or even Chartwell.

Ightham Mote from the air

Ightham Mote 

There's a host of trails and pathways to explore. Whether you want to stroll around the estate on one of our waymarked routes, or you fancy a more substantial walk into the woodland, sunny summer days are the time to give it a go.

Lake view of the house at Chartwell, family home of Churchill and a National Trust property in Kent


The Chartwell estate is ready and waiting to be explored. Pick up a leaflet from our visitor centre, or download a trail below. You can even walk to neighbouring Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill to make a day of it.

A view over the mote at Scotney Castle in summer

Scotney Castle 

The estate at Scotney Castle offers an array of parkland and woodland for summer walking with perfect picnic spots, hop gardens and a herd of Sussex cattle.

Walking through the Sissinghurst estate

Sissinghurst Castle Garden  

The estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a great place to relax and unwind. With 460 acres of beautiful Wealden countryside there is plenty of space to explore, run around, walk the dog or cycle.

The view of Ide Hill from Toys Hill, a natural area owned by the National Trust in Kent

Toys Hill and the Kent countryside  

With breath taking views across Kent and plenty of nature to spot, Toys Hill is just the place to take a walk at any time of the year. Discover the very best of our downloadable trails and pathways.