Chilham & the Kent Downs

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 19
2018

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25 km (15.5 miles) / Total Ascent 532 metres / Walking for at least 6 hours

After leaving the handsome village of Wye, we’ll join the North Downs Way and make our way uphill towards the Wye Crown. This area is part of the larger Kent Downs, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. After admiring the far-reaching vista from the Crown, we’ll join the Stour Valley Walk and make our way across the Crundale Downs. Our lunch stop here will be accompanied by some beautiful views.

Continuing downhill through Eggringe Wood we’ll cross Julliberrie Downs, from where we'll catch sight of Chilham Castle in the distance. On the approach to Chilham we’ll pass the Old Mill on the banks of the Stour, and then make our way into the picture-perfect village, where we’ll stop for afternoon tea in Shelly's Tea Rooms.

Following Mountain Street (it’s a climb, but not that steep!) out of the village we’ll rejoin the North Downs Way, along a wooded ridge with occasional views of oast houses in the Stour Valley below. This will then lead us downhill to the village of Wye and our finishing point.

The Tickled Trout pub is very close to the station in which we can reward our efforts at the end of the walk. The pub has a large garden beside the Stour, and is an idyllic spot when the weather is warm enough to sit outside.

Image credits: Fields in the distanceShelly’s Tea RoomsChilham, Oast HouseSun coming through the trees at Kings Wood by Andrew Bowden; The Old Mill at Chilham by Smudge 9000 all licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0; Other pictures are public domain or taken by event leader.

View of Stour Valley
Wooded section of the North Downs Way
The White Horse pub, Chilham
Chilham Castle
Old Mill, Chilham
View of oast houses in the Stour Valley
Tickled Trout pub, Wye
Chilham village
Shelly's Tea Rooms, Chilham
View of Stour Valley
Wooded section of the North Downs Way
The White Horse pub, Chilham
Chilham Castle
Old Mill, Chilham
View of oast houses in the Stour Valley
Tickled Trout pub, Wye
Chilham village
Shelly's Tea Rooms, Chilham

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