GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Coldrum Long Barrow

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits the ancient Coldrum Long Barrow before exploring the woodland trails in Trosley Country Park. The Long Barrow is about 3,000 years old and the only one in the Medway Valley to remain virtually intact.
You can start the walk from the Coldrum car park located just to the east of the village of Trottiscliffe. From here you can pick up trails heading south east to the Long Barrow. There's also some fine views over the surrounding North Downs countryside here.
The route then skirts the edge of Ryarsh Wood before turning north to join with the North Downs Way. Follow the waymarked trail west and it will take you into Trosley Country Park. There's a series of waymarked walking trails to follow through the attractive woodland of the park.
After exploring the park the route then heads towards Trottiscliffe before returning to the car park.

Postcode

ME19 5EL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Coldrum Long Barrow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Coldrum Long Barrow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The George Inn in Trottiscliffe is a good choice for some refreshments on the walk.

Dog Walking

The country paths and woodland trails on the walk are good for dog walking. The George Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The stones are part of the Medway Megaliths, a series ofEarly Neolithicchambered long barrowsand megalithicmonuments located in the lower valley of theRiver Medway, near Chatham. You can explore some of the other sites on the Medway Megaliths Walk. This circular route can be picked up a few miles to the east at Blue Bell Hill near Burham. It visits the Coffin Stone, Kit's Coty House and Little Kit's Coty House, constructedcirca4000 BCE.
For more walks in the area see the North Downs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Part of Coldrum Long Barrow and sign - geograph.org.uk - 482561

Part of Coldrum Long Barrow and sign

Coldrum Long Barrow - geograph.org.uk - 653

Looking east from the barrow, which has collapsed down the hill.

The Coldrum Trail enters Ryarsh Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1165155

The Coldrum Trail enters Ryarsh Wood. It enters woodland via a stile on Workhorse Road, and leads to Coldrum Lane.

Track leading to Park Farm from Coldrum Long Barrow - geograph.org.uk - 482554

Track leading to Park Farm from Coldrum Long Barrow

Coldrum Long Barrow - Hartley Morris Dance at Sunrise - geograph.org.uk - 1297864

Hartley Morris Dance at Sunrise. This is the Hartley Morris Men dancing at 05:32 Sunrise at the Coldrum Long Barrow on 1st May 2009. The Hartley Men have been doing this every year since 1976.

Part of Coldrum Long Barrow - geograph.org.uk - 482591

Part of Coldrum Long Barrow

Visitor Centre in Trosley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1177095

Visitor Centre in Trosley Country Park

Trottiscliffe Village Sign - geograph.org.uk - 1177038

Trottiscliffe Village Sign

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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