Autumnal walks around Toys Hill

Relish the colourful changing of the seasons at Toys Hill this autumn. Our spirited trees inspired the creation of the National Trust over 100 years ago, they've seen Weardale Manor be built up and torn back down and watched as the Great Storm re-sculpted their landscape forever. A walk at Toys Hill in autumn is not just about surrounding yourself with fiery, burning hues. It's immersing yourself in the historic, beautiful west Kent countryside.

If you've got an hour...

If you've got three hours...

The woods in autumn at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
Walking trail

Weardale circular walk 

Got a few hours to kill? The 5 mile Weardale Walk starts from Emmetts Garden but can easily be picked up from Toys Hill, and even passes by nearby Chartwell. Find a fungi foray as you pass through Scords Wood, discover dazzling autumn colour at Emmetts Garden and relax under the apple orchard at Chartwell.

If you've got a day to spare...

Celebrate the life of National Trust founder Octavia Hill on one of our centenary walks below.

Each walk takes 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours to complete, but if you're feeling ambitious you can combine them both into one large figure of eight walk.

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