Walking at Toys Hill

The view of Ide Hill from Toys Hill, a natural area owned by the National Trust in Kent

With breath taking views across Kent and plenty of nature to spot, Toys Hill is just the place to take a walk at any time of the year. Find out where you can go and what you can see along the way.

Toys Hill was one of the places that inspired Octavia Hill to found the National Trust. She grew up at nearby Crockham Hill and wanted to preserve the area for others to enjoy.

Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill on a walk to the picturesque village of Ide Hill and her commemorative seat, passing Emmetts Garden on the way back. Make a day of it and follow on to the Octavia Hill centenary trail west, a 6-mile (9.6km) walk that can be done separately or together with the east trail to make up a figure-of-eight trail.

Short walks

Long walks

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