GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Knole Park Walk

6 miles (9 km)

A circular walk around the delightful deer park at Knole in Sevenoaks. The walk begins near the bus station in Sevenoaks and heads past Knole House, along the Broad Walk and Chestnut Walk to Fawke Common. You continue through Rambles Wood, Godden Wood and then through Knole Park Golf Course before returning to the start point. The grounds of the park are delightful with about 500 resident deer, ancient woodland, dry heathland, acid grassland and wood pasture. Knole house contains a world class collection of furniture and textiles from royal palaces and is also well worth exploring.
If you'd like to continue your walk you could follow the Greensand Way east towards the lovely Ightham Mote with its woodland, gardens and parkland surrounding a medieval moated manor house.
Just to the south you will find the delightful Riverhill Himalayan Gardens which has nice footpaths taking you to a walled garden with Himalayan-inspired grass-sculpted terraces and a large pond with fountains.
Just north of the park you can visit Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and follow the waymarked trails around the five pretty lakes while looking out for a variety of wildfowl.

Knole Park Postcode

TN15 0RP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Knole Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Knole Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Knole Park Pubs/Cafes

The park includes an on site cafe where you can sit outside and enjoy views of the park with your meal.

Knole Park Dog Walking

The park and surrounding woodland make for an excellent dog walk so you'll probably see other dogs on your visit. You are requested to keep them on leads because of the deer.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Shipbourne Circular Walk starts from the nearby village and uses the Greensand Way to visit Ightham Mote and Knole Park. Ightham is another National Trust owned property with a 14th century manor house surrounded by a moat and beautiful gardens. It's a great way of extending your walking from the park with excellent views from the elevated position of the Greensand Ridge on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.

Photos

Fallow Deer, Knole Park. - geograph.org.uk - 172982

Fallow Deer, Knole Park. The deer are very used to people walking in the deer park and graze right up to the walls of the house itself, ignoring passing bipeds. The park is mainly undulating grassland with a few stands of trees.

Deer in front of Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 1451418

A group of deer in front of the house

Dry Valley, Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 857606

Dry Valley, Knole Park. This is a relict dry valley left over from the end of the ice age, when meltwater channels cut the valley.

Pond below Keepers Cottage, Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 908263

Pond below Keepers Cottage. A substantial pond with a cottage built for the estate gamekeeper behind.

Footpath in Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 1451398

A path from Tonbridge Road, leads through the Deer park towards the house.

Footpath junction in Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 1451424

A path leads along Duchess Walk right to Black Hall Lane. Another path leads left up through the heather, then the golf course to Blackhall.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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