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Peaceful paths and inspiring hills - Ide Hill

Circular walks along the Greensand Way
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 4 miles
Duration: Unknown
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Overview:  A 4 mile walk from Ide Hill.

Even on cold, grey days, it is likely you will encounter fellow walkers also enjoying the peace, quiet... more »


  • Game birds

  • Hedgerow wildlife

  • Mature trees

  • Songbirds in the undergrowth

  • Free range chickenss

  • Moated grange of Hendon Manor

  • Carpets of bluebells in Spring; fungi in Autumn

  • Breathtaking views

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Tips:  Location: Ide Hill
Distance: 4 miles (6.4km)
Time: allow 2.5 hours
Explorer map: 147
Terrain: mainly arable and pasture paths with... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Ide hIll

At 800 feet above sea level, Ide Hill is one of the highest villages in Kent. In days gone by a beacon was maintained here to transmit alarm signals north to London.

2. St Marys Church

The Victorian church, St Mary the Virgin built around 1865, has an inticate lychgate, crafted by local builder Cecil 'Dusty' Boakes.

3. Toys Hill

Nearby Toy's Hill takes its name from Robert Toys who kept pigs in Otford Woods in the 13th century.

Toys Hill was once part of the Common of Brasted CHart - locals were permitted to keep their livestock here, gather fuel and quarry Chertstone.

4. Hendon Manor

In 1516 Henry VIII gifted Hendon Manor to Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of the future Queen Anne. The house you see now is 16th century.

5. Hanging Bank

Haning bank is so named as it used to be an old gallows site.

6. Parking

There is limited on-road parking at Ide Hill

7. Parking & toilets

There is both parking and public toilets available next to Ide Hill village Hall.