Take a summer stroll around Toys Hill

Summer view from Toys Hill, a National Trust property in Kent

The views over the Weald of Kent look spectacular in the summer sunshine from Toys Hill. Download our map of walks, find a waymarked trail or follow one of our walks below to explore this beautiful piece of countryside. Keep an eye out along the way for Octavia Hill's well, our bat tower and the old forgotten site of Weardale Manor.

As summer rolls around the bird song comes into full swing at Toys Hill, creating a wonderful soundtrack to a stroll around the Kent countryside and woodland.

The common buzzard population is on the rise throughout the South East and this is very much true at Toys Hill; expect to see buzzards circling the thermals high above you in clearings. It’s not uncommon to see the smaller kestrel flying around these parts either.

Back on the ground there’s all sorts of plant life to look out for, making Toys Hill a great place to bring a spotters book. Common orchids and wild flowers are ones to keep an eagle eye out for.

Short walks

Long walks

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