GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kingswood Kent Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This walk visits the village of Kingswood in Kent. The settlement is located in the Maidstone District of the county, just west of Lenham and north east of Sutton Valence.
The village is in a good spot for exploring the North Downs and is close to some pleasant woodland.
This circular walk from the village explores King's Wood before heading to one of the local highlights at Leeds Castle.
The walk starts in the village and heads north to explore King's Wood where there are some peaceful woodland trails to try. Continue north and you will pass Broomfield before coming to Leeds Castle. The historic castle includes 500 acres of beautiful parkland, open water and formal gardens.
To continue your walking around Kingswood head south to pick up the Greensand Way.

Kingswood Kent OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kingswood Kent Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kingswood Kent

  • Lenham - This Kent based village has some fine walking trails on which to explore the North Downs and the lovely Stour Valley countryside
  • Maidstone River Walk - A nice riverside walk along the Medway from Maidstone to Leybourne Lakes Country Park
  • Stour Valley Walk - Follow the River Stour from its source near Lenham to the estuary at Pegwell Bay on the Kent coast
  • Greensand Way - The Greensand Way runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent following the ridge of greensand rock that crosses the two counties
  • Hothfield Common - This area of common land is located near Ashford in the Kent Downs AONB
  • Charing - This circular walk explores the countryside around the Kent village of Charing
  • Pluckley - Explore the countryside associated with the 'Darling Buds of May' on this walk around the village of Pluckley
  • Ashford - This Kent town is ideally positioned for walkers on the edge of the Kent Downs and the North Downs
  • Eastwell Park Lake - This walk visits the Eastwell Park Estate in Boughton Lees in Kent
  • Leeds Castle Maidstone - Explore the stunning grounds of this 19th century castle and former residence of Catherine of Aragon.There are 500 acres of beautiful parkland, open water and formal gardens to explore on well laid out walking paths.
  • Hever Castle - Explore the beautiful grounds of this historic castle in Kent on this circular walk
  • Chiddingstone - This delightful Kent village includes many picturesque features including a village pond, Chiddingstone Castle and several historic timber framed properties dating back to the Tudorperiod.
  • Sutton Valence - This delightful Kent based village is located near Maidstone and Lenham
  • Linton Park - Explore the stunning 19th-century landscape park surrounding this 18th-centurycountry houseinLinton,Kent
  • Harrietsham - This circular walk explores the pretty bluebell woodland around the village of Harrietsham in the Kent Downs AONB

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south to Sutton Valence and you can pick up the Greensand Way. This major long distance walk follows the ridge of greensand rock through Surrey and Kent. Here you can also visit the ruins of the 12th century Sutton Valence Castle. You can then climb up to the castle and enjoy wonderful views over East Sussex and the Weald of Kent.
Just to the north east there's the neighbouring village of Harrietsham where you can pick up the circular bluebell woodland walk. The walk includes a visit to the noteworthy Ringlestone Inn, a beautiful grade II listed pub housed in building dating back to 1533 and originally used as a hospice for monks.

Photos

Kingswood Village Sign - geograph.org.uk - 1189293

Kingswood Village Sign. On green of Village Hall / Church, Gravelly Bottom Road. It shows a crown, as Edward I's Queen Eleanor of Castile became owner of Leeds Castle during the 13th Century. It was commissioned by Parish Council, and made by the Coxheath based craftsman Bernard Hill. He has made many Kent village signs.

Footpath junction in Kings Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1189310

Footpath junction in Kings Wood. A footpath from Broomfield Road leads straight (following 4x4 tracks) through wood to Chegworth Road. A path also leads right to Charlesworth Avenue. An un-official path also leads right to a path to Broomfield Road, near Roses Farm

Roses Oast, Broomfield Road, Broomfield, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 1377352

Roses Oast, Broomfield. Triple round kiln oast house. Grade II listed

Leeds Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2219670

Leeds Castle

View across The Great Water - geograph.org.uk - 1218616

View across The Great Water

St Margaret's Church, Broomfield - geograph.org.uk - 3008881

St Margaret's Church, Broomfield

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