This Kent based village has some nice walking trails through the valley of the River Teise and two noteworthy historic ruins to visit nearby. There's also a fine 15th century pub to relax in after your exercise.
This walk takes you west from the village to visit Furnace Mill and the ruined Bayham Abbey.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths west along the River Teise to Furnace Mill. The picturesque mill sits next to the river in a lovely spot. It was once a working watermill but is now a private residence.
The route continues west past Floshet Wood before turning south towards Hook Green. You can then follow an access road north to reach Bayham Old Abbey. The site is run by English Heritage and includes substantial ruins. There's a 13th to 15th-century church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th-century gatehouse to see in this historic area.
PostcodeTN3 8DB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Lamberhurst
- Scotney Castle - Explore the 770 acres of woodland and parkland surrounding this 14th century moated castle near Tunbridge Wells
- Bewl Water - This is a walking and cycling route around the beautiful Bewl Water reservoir near Lamberhurst
- Goudhurst - This pretty Kent based village is located in a fine spot in the Weald
- Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk - Explore the beautiful countryside around Royal Tunbridge Wells on this circular walk through the High Weald AONB
- Cranbrook - This pretty Kent based town is surrounded by some lovely High Weald countryside and several large areas of woodland
- Sissinghurst Castle - Explore the 460 acres of gorgeous Wealden countryside in the Sissinghurst Castle Estate on this walk in Kent
- Wadhurst - This East Sussex town is in a good location for exploring the High Weald AONB on foot
- Bedgebury Forest - Bedgebury is a great place for cyclists with miles of family cycle tracks and a more challenging mountain bike trail
- Burwash - This picturesque East Sussex based village is surrounded by some lovely High Weald countryside.
- Biddenden - This delightful Kent village is a splendid place for an afternoon stroll
The Chequers is a good choice for some post walk refreshments in the village. The pub dates back to the 15th century and includes a charming interior with log fires and interesting wall art. Outside there's a lovely garden area for summer days. They do excellent food and can be found on The Broadway at postcode TN3 8DB for your sat navs.
The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Chequers mentioned above is also dog friendly. Please keep them on leads around the Bayham Abbey site.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south east of the village you can continue your walking around the grounds of Scotney Castle. The National Trust property includes 770 acres of woodland and parkland surrounding the 14th century moated castle.
Due south there's one of the highlights of the area at Bewl Water. The expansive reservoir includes some fine waterside cycling and walking trails.
To the east of the settlement you'll find the worthy village of Goudhurst. The picturesque little village is located in a lovely elevated spot with excellent views over the Weald. There's also a delightful village pond, rows of ancient cottages and a noteworthy 14th century church to see here.
Another good idea is to head to the town of Cranbrook. The ancient settlement is well worth exploring with a number of fine medieval buildings, a noteworthy church known as the 'Cathedral of the Weald' and a photogenic working windmill to see. There's also an excellent, award winning micropub on the High Street to try. The Cranbrook Walk explores the town before heading to the nearby Sissinghurst Castle. It's another National Trust run attraction in a similar vein to Scotney.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks and High Weald Walks pages.