Toys Hill

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Toys Hill car park is closed. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

Discover the place that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust

Toys Hill

Wildlife

Adder in the grass at Toys Hill, a National Trust countryside site in Kent

Abundant in wildlife

Lying on top of the Greensand Ridge, the hill supports a wide variety of plants and animals. Enjoy the fine views over the Weald of Kent and discover the diverse and abundant wildlife which makes this area a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

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Our work

Area Ranger, Fraser Williamson, in the Chartwell countryside

Countryside ranger: Fraser Williamson

Have you ever wondered what a ranger actually does? Quad bikes, play trails and butterfly watching – it’s not only about bush cutting. Step in the shoes of our ranger and find out what it’s really like.

Video

In profile: ranger Fraser Williamson

Chartwell and Toys Hill ranger Fraser Williamson can be seen in the recent National Trust advert handling a stag beetle. We went behind the scenes to have a chat with him about his job and how he ended up working for the National Trust.

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History

Octavia Hill (after John Singer Sargent) by Reginald Grenville Eves, RA

Who was Octavia Hill? 

One of the founders of the National Trust, Octavia Hill helped us acquire some of our first places for the nation. Discover which places she helped to save.

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