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A summer view across the Weald of Kent from Mariners Hill, a National Trust countryside site in Kent
From Mariners Hill you can see for miles across the Weald of Kent | © National Trust / Rachael Warren

Mariners Hill from Chartwell walk

Explore Mariners Hill and take in views across Winston Churchill's home at Chartwell and the Weald in Kent. This moderate circular route crosses through National Trust and Squerryes Court land and is possible thanks to the Warde family.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Chartwell car park entrance, TN16 1PS. Grid ref: TQ454513.

Step 1

From the entrance to Chartwell's car park, head west across Mapleton Road and up the steps. Follow the fairly steep climb to the first finger post.

Step 2

At the fork, take the left-hand path that runs parallel with Mapleton Road.

Step 3

The path eventually descends and comes to a four-way junction. Turn right here.

Step 4

At the next junction turn left. This path takes you alongside a field with views over the Weald.

Step 5

As you past the second bench, turn right up the steps.

Step 6

At the top of the bank turn left between two large beech trees.

Step 7

Turn right at the corner of the fenced field and continue past the stone monument on the right and cross the field ahead of you. The path bends around to the right passing a stone bench and view point. Entering the woods, stay on the path walking parallel with the road to the left.

Step 8

The path eventually turns right and it's here that you'll see a National Trust sign and a bridleway sign on the roadside to your left. Drop down onto the road briefly and pick up the bridleway as it climbs the hill to the right.

Step 9

At the top of the hill as the path starts to level out you'll come to a left fork by a finger post. Turn left here and continue straight over the vehicle track.

Step 10

At the next fork marked by a post, keep right.

Step 11

At the next post marker, bear left down the hill ignoring the path to the right. Continue down the hill, eventually retracing your steps across Mapleton Road and to the Chartwell car park entrance.

End point

Chartwell car park entrance, TN16 1PS. Grid ref: TQ454513.

Trail map

Walk the Mariners Hill loop trail from Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent
Mariners Hill from Chartwell walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS

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