Toys Hill

Important notice -

Toys Hill carpark is open for local visits. Parking is limited and the carpark fills up regularly. Please take care, follow the footpaths and respect other walkers and the local community. Please keep dogs on leads when in fields with livestock.

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

The Octavia Hill well at Toys Hill, a National Trust place in Kent

Alternate parking when the Toys Hill carpark is full 

On busy days the carpark at Toys Hill is often at full capacity. Find our alternative parking suggestions here.

Bounce into spring

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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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