GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Linton Park

3 miles (5 km)

Explore the stunning 19th-century landscape park surrounding this 18th-centurycountry houseinLinton,Kent. The house sits in 330 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland on a south facinggreensandslope overlooking the valley of the River Beult. The estate is private property and is not open to the public, but theGreensand Waylong distance walk crosses the parkland east-west to the north of the house and a public footpath crosses the southern parkland close to the lake on a similar alignment.
The walk route below takes you along these paths.

Postcode

ME17 4AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

In the village you can enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Bull. The historic pub dates back to 1674 and includes a splendid decking area with views over the countryside. They serve good quality food and can be found at Linton Hill, ME17 4AW.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Bull mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Trucks on Linton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 2049397

Trucks on Linton Hill

The Bull Inn, Linton - geograph.org.uk - 1157672

The Bull Inn, Linton

Looking South to Linton Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1157664

Looking South to Linton Hall. This 18th century mansion was built on the site of the old Linton Place occupied by the Mayney family of Linton and Biddenden since the 16th century. It commands a magnificent view across the Weald to the south and was described as being "like the Citadel of Kent - the whole County its garden". The Mayneys, whose effigies and memorials are in St Nicholas' church, were generous benefactors - they endowed the five neat almshouses near the church and the John Mayne School now in Biddenden.

Linton Place and its history - geograph.org.uk - 893507

The Mayney family fortunes were severely depleted by the Civil War when Sir John Mayney (1620-76) of Linton Place staked the family wealth and his life in support of King Charles I. He soon found his estate and home at Linton Place plundered by the Roundheads. An experienced soldier, he led a brigade at the battle of Marston Moor and fought in the campaigns in Wales and the West Country 1642-46. In 1648 he commanded the Royalists in their gallant defence of Maidstone when heavily outnumbered. He was shot in the thigh near Pontefract948789, cut from mouth to ear at Daventry, and left for dead at Maidstone: yet he survived. But, after the restoration of the monarchy, his loyalty was left unrewarded and he died in poverty, his family dispossessed of their properties.

Boughton Monchelsea Place, Main Frontage

Boughton Monchelsea Place, Main Frontage

Orchard at Loddington Farm - geograph.org.uk - 772725

Orchard at Loddington Farm. The white on the trees is both blossom and snow.

View from the Linton Park escarpment south across the Weald - geograph.org.uk - 893635

View from the Linton Park escarpment south across the Weald

A family's effigies in Linton church and their history - geograph.org.uk - 901389

A family's effigies in Linton church and their history. This couple have been kneeling here in prayer for nearly four centuries. They are the grandparents of Sir John Mayney of Linton Place. His loyal and generous support for his King during the Civil War led to the descent of his once famous Kentish family into poverty and obscurity. As a result, no memorial to Sir John exists, but only to those of earlier generations of his family, here at Linton, and in the parish churches of Biddenden and Staplehurst. This fine alabaster monument suffered some damage during the Civil War when Roundhead swords cut off the fingers and hands of the effigies - this was in the course of Parliament's desecration of St Nicholas' church and their plundering of Sir John's home at Linton Place. Fortunately this ancient monument has recently been saved from complete disintegration, the effect of the passage of the centuries, by major conservation work subscribed to by the people of Linton. Thus this devout couple are set to kneel out another century or two.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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