Toys Hill

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

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Marking 30 years since the Great Storm

The damage caused by the great storm in 1987 at Toys Hill

Community day - 1987 Great Storm Anniversary

Join the Toys Hill ranger this 14 October and help us to mark the anniversary of the Great Storm. Discover the opened up viewpoint at Weardale, hear about the impact of the 1987 storm and how it has evolved since. This event is free and open to all so please join us 9am-3pm. Meet in the car park and don't forget your wellies.

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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

Ranger Fraser Williamson

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.


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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Octavia Hill (after John Singer Sargent) by Reginald Grenville Eves, RA

Who was Octavia Hill? 

A social reformer, public figure, artist and activist, Octavia Hill was also a key figure in the foundation of the National Trust.

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