Historic Houses Scenic Walking Tour
Starting point: Penshurst, Kent
Finishing point: Sevenoaks, Kent
Duration: 4 days / 4 nights
Total length: 62 km / 39 miles
Distance per day: 14 - 16 km / 9 -10 miles
Places of interest on the walk
This marvellous walking holiday visits some of the great historic houses of England, set in gardens of stately trees that abound with colour from spring with the first bluebells, tulips, azaleas and rhodedendrons, to summer with their stunning herbaceous borders and rose gardens to finish with the warm colours of autumn. It takes you through the fields and woods of the Low Weald, and leads to some of the most picturesque and ancient villages in Kent with their white weatherboard fronts or hung tile facades unique to the Weald and fine medieval churches. It traverses oak and beech woods on old pack horse trails along ridges with views as far as the South Downs, and includes the magnificent deer park of Knole in Sevenoaks. The starting and finishing points are accessible from London in less than an hour. A more leisurely option adds an extra day, giving you a full day to explore Hever Castle and its environs. For the two day version of this walk, see our page on responsibletravel.com.
- Comfortable accommodation in houses of character, inns or hotels
- Hearty breakfasts
- Transfer of your luggage between overnight stays
- An information pack containing: detailed instructions for the walk, a 1:25,000 scale map, information on the attractions on the walk, and a compass.