Enjoy a series of walking paths around this Iron Age Hillfort near Sevenoaks. The paths will take you through ancient woodland with interesting plants including heather and bilberry. From the high points there are great views of the surrounding countryside. Dating from 100 BC the impressive fort is one of the largest in the country, situated in an excellent defensive position on a very steep hill.
You can start your exercise from the good sized car park off Styants Bottom Road. From here you can pick up a number of trails to take you up to the hill fort which stands at a height of over 600ft. There are also bridleways which are popular with mountain bikers.
To extend your walk you can follow paths south across Raspit Hill and Ightham Common to the splendid Ightham Mote. Here you will find a medieval moated manor house surrounded by gardens, parkland and woodland. You can also pick up the Greensand Way and follow it to the nearby Knole Park where there's more great walks to try around the deer park.
Mountain bikers can head to the nearby Mereworth Woods where there are miles of trails with some good descents and jumps to try.
Oldbury Hill PostcodeTN15 0ET - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Oldbury Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Oldbury Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Oldbury Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Oldbury Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The pretty village of Shipbourne is located a few miles south of the hill. There's a nice commonside pub here, an interesting old church and lots of pretty cottages.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.