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 with excellent pubs / restaurants & shops
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 – Magnificent walking route used by Middle Age Pilgrims
1
Hucking Woodland Trust – The woodland estate – area of Natural Beauty
5
Leeds Castle- The loveliest castle in the world inc. Hot Air Ballooning
5
Museum of Kent Life Maidstone – History of Kent over the last 150 years
10
Thurnham Castle and Church – Remains of 12th century flint-built castle
2
Canterbury – Cathedral City with great historic significance
35
Vineyards- View the Kentish vineyards
Various
Bluewater Shopping Complex – Designer heaven, the largest in Europe
30
Bewl Water – Largest area of inland water in the South East inc. activities
35
Penshurst Place – Mediaeval manor house and gardens
30
Historic Dockyard Chatham – Set in a stunning 80 acre estate
20
Whitbread Hop farm – Open all year inc. special family based events
30
Howletts Zoo – Devoted to saving rare and endangered animals
40
Charles Dickens Centre Rochester- Dickens used the building…….
30
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – World famous miniature mainline
40
Kent County Showground – Offers something for everyone
5
White Horse Woods Project – Kent’s newest country park
2
The North Downs Way – Ancient 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