Wildlife in Kent

With warmer weather and longer days there is an abundance of wildlife to spot at our special places in Kent. From Ightham Mote's birds and butterflies to Scotney's herd, find out about your favourite critters this summer.

Lake surrounded by the green of trees and grasses and the blue sky, reflecting in the water

Summer on the Ightham Mote estate

The summer brings plenty of opportunity to get close to the wild and bird life on the estate including red kites. Pause on one of our waymarked walks to enjoy magnificent views, the shade of our mature trees and colourful summer butterflies.

A view of the Sissinghurst estate during autumn

The Estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The estate has 460 acres of beautiful Wealden countryside. With plenty of space to explore, run around, walk the dog or cycle, our meadows are a great place to relax and spot wildlife.

View of Scotney Castle from the estate

The Estate at Scotney Castle

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

A dog wearing a Panama hat while enjoying a walk at Runnymede in Surrey

Dog walking in Kent and East Sussex 

Dogs are welcome in lots of the countryside we look after in Kent and East Sussex. From the picturesque Scotney estate to sheltered woodland at Chartwell there's somewhere to discover with your four-legged friend.

A view across the Weald of Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Top walks in Kent

The summer's made for walking, and that's just what we'll do. There are estate routes at Chartwell, or all-ability paths around Knole Park. Whatever your walk, make sure to get out into the countryside on our trails in Kent this summer.