GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Detling Hill

3 miles (5 km)

This walk climbs to Detling Hill, just to the east of the village of Detling in Kent. The hill is located in the Kent Downs area of the North Downs and provides fine views over the surrounding countryside from the summit.
You can start the walk from Detling village and follow the North Downs Way east to Gorse Farm before picking up other paths to take you to the hill top which stands at a height of 200m (660ft). It's only about a one mile walk from the village and a fairly easy climb so suitable for most abilites.
After taking in the fine views over the Low Weald, the route then descends to Thurnham Castle. Here you'll find the remains of a 12th-centuryflint-builtcastle constructed by Robert of Thurnham in the reign ofHenry II.
The route then proceeds to the village of Thurnham where you can enjoy refreshments at the cafe before retracing your steps back to Detling.

Detling Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Detling Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Detling Hill

View south fromDetling Hill, part of theNorth DownsinKent, looking out across the LowWeald.

On Detling Hill - geograph.org.uk - 6793

On Detling Hill. Ranks of Tully tubes show the transition between arable land, there was still stubble underfoot, and woodland. A flat topped hill on the North Downs.

Pill Box, Detling Hill

Pill Box, Detling Hill

Thurnham Castle 02

Thurnham Castle 02

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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