The Kent town of Edenbridge is located in a lovely spot for exploring the Eden Valley and the High Weald areas of the county. This walk uses the Eden Valley Walk to visit two highlights of the area at Hever Castle and Penshurst Place. The walk runs for just over 7 miles on a nice waymarked footpath with some short climbs along the way. At the end of the walk you can catch the bus back to the town from Penshurst.
The walk starts in the town, close to the train station. From here you can pick up the Eden Valley Walk and follow it east to Hever Castle. The historic castle is surrounded by beautiful grounds with miles of footpaths to follow.
After exploring the castle the route continues east past Hill Hoath to Penshurst. It's a lovely place for a walk with fine views of the medieval manor house and the River Medway. There's also several pretty lakes and nice woodland trails in the north eastern section of the park. After exploring the grounds the route returns to Edenbridge on the same paths.
To continue your walking around the town you could visit the nearby Staffhurst Wood where there are miles of peaceful woodland trails. You can reach the woods from the town by following the Eden Valley Walk and the Vanguard Way which also runs through the area.
Edenbridge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Edenbridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Edenbridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Edenbridge
- Eden Valley Walk - Travel through the beautiful Eden Valley and the High Weald on this 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
- Hever Castle - Explore the beautiful grounds of this historic castle in Kent on this circular walk
- Penshurst Place - This circular walk takes you around the lovely Penhurst Estate near Tonbridge in Kent
- Vanguard Way - This trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast
- Staffhurst Wood - This woodland area near Tandridge is popular with walkers in spring when there are carpets of pretty bluebells and a nice woodland pond to see
After your exercise 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.