Explore the beautiful grounds of this historic castle in Kent on this circular walk. Highlights in the park include:
The 38 acre lake - enjoy the lakeside nature trail and views of the Italian Loggia and Japanese Tea House Folly. Look out for kingfishers, swans, herons and crested grebes on the lake as you go. You can also hire row boats, canoes and pedalos or take a trip on The African Queen Steamboat.
Mazes-a yew maze, planted in 1904 and a water maze where the goals is to get to the folly at the centre without getting wet!
Formal Gardens-Explore the stunning Italianate garden (including Fernery), rose gardens, a herb garden and topiary.
The castle is positioned right next to the Eden Valley Walk. This long distance trail runs just to the south of the castle and will take you to the lovely Penshurst Place if you follow it a couple of miles east.
Just to the north of the castle you will find Bough Beech Reservoir. The reservoir includes a nature reserve which is one of the premier birdwatching spots in the south east.