Spring walks at Toys Hill

There's plenty of nature to be found on a walk to Toys Hill this spring, though our bluebells are what we're best known for, popping up around mid-April each year. To help steer you in the right direction we've listed our top bluebell walks for you below. There's plenty to see outside of bluebell season though with countless awe-inspiring views across the Weald of Kent and beyond.

New viewpoints providing a home for wildlife

Over the winter our rangers and volunteers have been busy clearing some of the trees around the woodland. This may sound counterproductive, but it’s the best thing we can do for our wildlife.

The richest habitat for wildlife isn’t solid woodland, but the woodland edges, openings and coppices. The vast majority of woodland critters live within a few metres of any opening.

This spring enjoy the viewpoints that were opened up over winter and keep an eye out for buzzing nature.


See for miles over the Weald of Kent from Toys Hill
View from the Octavia Hill well at Toys Hill, a National Trust property in Kent
See for miles over the Weald of Kent from Toys Hill
Discover a bluebell paradise at Mariners Hill
Bluebells at Mariners Hill, part of the Chartwell estate belonging to the National Trust in Kent
Walking trail

Octavia Hill west walk to Mariners Hill 

Take this 3 1/3 hour walk to Mariners Hill and back and you won’t be disappointed this bluebell season. The woodland floor at Mariners is just teeming with English bluebells from mid-April.

Chiltern Bluebells

Please help look after the bluebells 

'Bluebells are my most favourite sign of spring. They are beautiful yet so fragile. There's something really lovely about helping to protect them, because they do need our help' - Crispin Scott, Wildlife & Countryside Adviser.
By sticking to the paths you are protecting the native British bluebell so it will flower next year and for years to come.

Explore the bluebell woods at Emmetts Garden

Did you know...

Every damaged bluebell takes 4-6 years to regrow

By sticking to the paths you can help preserve these fragile native flowers for years to come