GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wye Crown

4 miles (6.5 km)

Enjoy a short walk to Wye Crown in the beautiful Wye Downs. The hill figure is one of the landmarks of the area and a great spot to enjoy views over the Kent Downs AONB.
The circular walk starts in the village of Wye just to the west of the Downs. You can pick up the North Downs Way and follow the waymarked trail east to the Wye Crown.
It's just over a one mile walk from the village to the site, where you will find the white hill figurecarved in the chalk by students in 1902 to commemorate thecoronation of Edward VII.
The Crown is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) surrounded by rare downland herbs, orchids and butterflies. There's also the Wye Crown Millennium Stone where you can stand and enjoy fine views back down to the village and over the countryside of the Kent Downs.
The route then continues south along the Downs before descending to Armage Farm. Across the downs look out for a variety of pretty wildflowers in the summer months. The final section follows other public footpaths west below the Downs to take you back through the countryside to Wye.

Wye Crown OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wye Crown Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View of the Wye Memorial Crown on Wye Downs - - 1457547

View of the Wye Memorial Crown on Wye Downs. As seen from a footpath along the River Stour to Wye.

Wye Crown

The Wye Crown was created by students at Wye College in Kent, to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII in 1902.

Wye Crown Millennium Stone - - 733446

Wye Crown Millennium Stone

Wye Crown - - 400082

Wye Crown taken from the grounds of the Wye College, the crown is a dominant feature on the downs.

Above the Wye Crown - - 1411283

Above the Wye Crown. Shows the benches next to the Millennium Stone and the fine far reaching views beyond.

Wye from the Crown on Wye Downs - - 733618

Wye village from the Crown on Wye Downs


GPS Files

GPX File

Wye Crown.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Wye Crown.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)