GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eden Valley Walk

15 miles (24 km)

Travel through the beautiful Eden Valley and the High Weald on this 15 mile walk through Kent.
The route starts at Edenbridge and heads towards Hever and the excellent Hever Castle with its double-moated castle and 125 acres of spectacular gardens. You continue east towards Penshurst and the 14th century Penshurst Place. Again there is plenty to see including the State Rooms, Gallery and wonderful gardens.
The final section heads to Tonbridge passing through the Haysden Country Park and Barden Lake before finishing at the castle in Tonbridge.
This is a lovely walk through the open fields, woodland and parks of the Eden Valley with the added bonus of some impressive historical architecture. It's waymarked with a yellow disc with the name of the walk and a castle logo.

Eden Valley Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eden Valley Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Edenbridge head to the The Old Eden on the High Street at postcode TN8 5AX. The award-winning family run historic traditional pub has an nice beer garden to relax in.

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A well maintain section of the Eden Valley Walk. - geograph.org.uk - 1027969

A well maintained section of the Eden Valley Walk.

Eden Valley Walk at Wat Stock - geograph.org.uk - 228428

Passing farm buildings at Wat Stock

Eden Valley Walk alongside the River Medway - geograph.org.uk - 227546

Alongside the River Medway. The Eden Valley Walk veers away from the River Medway at this point. An extra signpost on the tree ensures you don't miss this!

Eden Valley Walk north of Haysden Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1526356

North of Haysden Lake

Hever Castle - geograph.org.uk - 912988

Hever Castle. This country house, was built in the 13th century and was the seat of theBoleyn family. Anne Boleyn, the secondqueen ofKing Henry VIII, spent her early youth here after her father,Thomas Boleyn, inherited it in 1505. It later came into the possession of King Henry VIII's fourth wife,Anne of Cleves. The castle is now open to the public as a tourist attraction. There is an annual events programme with assorted events, including jousting tournaments and archery displays. The grounds are lovely with a ayewmaze, rose gardens, herb garden, andtopiary.

Eden bridge at Edenbridge - geograph.org.uk - 41849

Eden bridge at Edenbridge. A newer footbridge is in front of the 1834 stone bridge crossing the river Eden which eventually flows into the Medway, some miles further east

Penshurst Place - geograph.org.uk - 842130

Penshurst Place. The south front and Italian Garden at Penshurst Place, another highlight on the walk. The 14th century house has a fascinating history, having been thebirthplace of the great Elizabethan poet, courtier and soldier,Sir Philip Sidney who was a favourite of Elizabeth I. You can explore the house and see fine furniture and portraits. There are also lovely grounds and gardens to see here.

Tonbridge Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1635275

Tonbridge Castle. Formal gardens in the inner bailey of Tonbridge Castle. It was built by the de Clare family shortly after the Norman invasion. The castle was then destroyed by William II but rebuilt. It then became embroiled in the civil wars of the thirteenth century when the de Clares rebelled against both King John and his successor, Henry III. The castle was slighted on the orders of Parliament in 1646. The site is also the start of a 6-mile cycle ride toPenshurst PlacecalledThe Tudor Trail.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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