Opening times for 7 December 2023
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Limited free car parking - spaces for 20 cars
Woodland footpaths across uneven ground with some steep steps, not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
The area is totally wooded, with steep walks up to the top of the hill, where the Anglo Saxon hill fort was located
Off A25 between Borough Green and Sevenoaks
Parking: Car park has spaces for 20 cars and is signposted on A25. Car park location: OS TQ577564, Coordinates 51.2785890000, 0.2621270000
Borough Green, 2.5 miles; Sevenoaks, 5 miles
Services 406 and 470 from Borough Green station, or 306 and 308 from Sevenoaks station
See local cycle routes on the Sustrans website
Iron Age Fort
One of the largest and finest Iron Age hillforts in the country.
Home to many plants and insects, a network of paths wind their way through woodland to views over the Weald.
On the summit of Oldbury Hill, commanding a powerfully defensive position, is one of the finest Iron Age hill forts in the Medway, with substantial earth ramparts 2 miles in length. Ancient woodland, scrub and relic heathland disguise its complete outline.
The woodlands support oak, birch and Scots pine with a variety of fungi and plants from the former heathland, including heather and bilberry. Areas of oak coppice are being re-coppiced, making this one of the few Kentish woods where this traditional Wealden management is being practised.
The hills and woods are a Greensand Ridge Special Landscape Area and part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, managed by the Kent County Council. The small caves and shallow rock shelters in the sandstone ridge were probably used by paleolithic man.