Benenden

Ernest Pollard has provided a commentary on 4 walks around the village so that you can discover the variety and beauty of the village yourself. Additionally there is a new walk route avalable through a local project here Open up another window.

You can get your own copies of Ernest's walks (as 'PDF' files readable and printable and on most computers) by selecting below ....

Trail 1: Goddards Green and Church Wood This is a short walk, starting from Goddards Green (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ817346 ), around Church Wood, taking about 45 minutes.

Trail 2: The Old Manor House, Hemsted and The Ford A walk of about an hour and a quarter starting at Benenden cross-roads (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ806331)

Trail 3: Walkhurst Road and the Beacon A walk of about one and a half hours, starting from the war memorial (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ810328) northwards along Walkhurst Road.

Trail 4: Stepneyford, East End and The Pump A walk of about two hours, partly along roads (mostly quiet lanes) and partly footpaths. Starting Stepneyford Lane near Maplesden (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ834333)

Trail 5: Iden Green, Coldharbour Road and Tom Watt A walk of about one hour, partly along roads (mostly quiet lanes) and partly footpaths. Starting in the centre of Iden Green (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ803316)

Trail 6: The Hexden Valley A walk of about one hour and three quarters and is mostly along quiet roads, but on the one footpath, a liking for cattle is an advantage. Starting in the centre of Iden Green (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ803316)

Trail 7: Standen and Dingleden This walk, of about one and a half hours, starts at the Woodcock pub in Woodcock Lane and is mostly along quiet country lanes. (see the starting point on a map in a new window on your screen TQ807313)

Read How Benenden Evolved

Ernie Pollard maintains an excellent website that records and discusses the landscape of Benenden through the ages

The centre of Benenden in the late 19th century

Copyright Tim Dwyer 2002 - timdwyer@benenden.org.uk