Local Area

Local Walks

Click each one below for a printable PDF guide…

  • Thurnham Castle Walk
    Thurnham Castle Walk
  • North Downs Walk
    North Downs Walk
  • Bearsted Church Walk
    Bearsted Church Walk
  • White Horse Woods Walk
    White Horse Woods Walk
  • Boxley Church Walk
    Boxley Church Walk

Local Attractions

CLICK EACH ONE BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE………

(Note: The time in mins by car is approximate and is only meant to be used as a guide)

Mins (in car)
Bearsted village – Historic local village green
3
Maidstone Town Centre – Historic town inc. Museum, Shopping Centres, River Tours, etc.
5
National Trust Properties – Various outstanding places to visit in the South East
Various
Pilgrims Way
1
Hucking Woodland Trust – Area of Natural Beauty
5
Leeds Castle– The loveliest castle in the world
5
Museum of Kent Life Maidstone – History of Kentish hop pickers over the last 150 years
10
Thurnham Castle and Church – Remains of 12th century flint-built castle
2
Canterbury – Cathedral City with home of the English Church
35
Vineyards– View the Kentish vineyards such as Hush Heath or Chapel Down
Various
Bluewater Shopping Complex – Shopping heaven, the largest in Europe
30
Bewl Water – Largest area of inland water in the South East
35
Penshurst Place – Medieval manor house and gardens
30
Historic Dockyard Chatham
20
Whitbread Hop farm
30
Howletts Zoo – Devoted to saving rare and endangered animals
40
Charles Dickens Centre Rochester
30
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
40
Kent County Showground
5
White Horse Woods Project – Kentish country park
2
The North Downs Way – rambling / walking route
1

Sports and Activities

Golf Courses in Kent – Huge variety of quality golf courses locally
Various
Clay Pigeon Shooting – Various
Various
Maidstone Lockmeadow Leisure Complex Numerous restaurants/ bars
5
Maidstone Leisure Centre – Family Leisure Centre inc. swimming, creche, tubes, lessons
5
Boat Trips – Various
Various

Transport Links

Bearsted Train Station inc. Timetables
4
Eurostar – International Train Service info.
Ashford International Station– South East Train info inc. International to London or Paris
30
Local Area – Leeds Castle is minutes away – There are also a wide variety of rambling routes available virtually on the pub doorstep. A booklet of recommended local walks is available from the Inn also…

Countryside – The perfect countryside for exploring…

Leeds Castle is only minutes away and is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent and has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years..

  • Leeds Castle 1
  • Leeds Castle 2
  • Local Scene
  • Leeds Castle 3
  • Leeds Castle 4