One of the joys of walking in Kent is not just the exceptional scenery, but coming across outstanding historical buildings. The October walk of the Day Walking Group was a particularly fine day for both scenery and some of Kent’s best vernacular buildings. The 10 mile stroll, ably led by Michael Harries, started at Penhurst and took in a beautiful section of the river Medway and the High Weald countryside south of Chiddingstone Hoath. This area has a number of fine, Grade II listed 16th and 17th century houses (and a former mill).
The area has a web of footpaths and you do not need to walk ten miles (see OS Explorer Map 147) so why not enjoy the Autumn weather and plan a walk in the area. Good parking to be found by the church at Chiddingstone, and in Penshurst, close to the Fir Tree Tea Rooms. Also an excellent pub at Hoath Corner!