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Benenden landscape

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 walk route avalable through a local project here.

You can get your own copies of Ernest's walks (as 'PDF' files) by selecting below ....

Trail 1: Goddards Green and Church Wood This is a short walk, starting from Starting in Goddards Green at 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 starting in Benenden cross-roads at TQ806331

Trail 3: Walkhurst Road and the Beacon A walk of about one and a half hours, starting from the war memorial at 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 at 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 at TQ803316

Trail 7: Standen and Dingleden This walk, of about one and a half hours, starts at the Woodcock pub in Woodcock Lane (currently, as at September 2018, is closed) and is mostly along quiet country lanes. Go to map of start at TQ807313

Read How Benenden Evolved

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

Old Benenden Map
The centre of Benenden in the late 19th century

Events

Village lunch

Tue 16th Apr, 12:30pm

Come and lunch with local friends
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Iden Green and Benenden WI

Tue 16th Apr, 2pm

Bringing Up Baby the Victorian Wayl
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Benenden gardening club

Tue 16th Apr, 6:30pm

Spring show and plant sale
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 18th Apr, 6:30pm

Practice night
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Benenden School concerts in Centenary Hall

Sat 20th Apr, 7pm

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club: A Jazz Portrai
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Quiz night at St George's Club

Sat 20th Apr, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Mobile Library in Benenden village

Tue 23rd Apr, 10am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Mobile Library at the hospital

Tue 23rd Apr, 10:40am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Merry and Bright Club

Tue 23rd Apr, 2pm

Visit to Cranbrook Museum
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 25th Apr, 6:30pm

Practice night
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Summer BBQ at St George's Club

Sat 27th Apr, 8:15pm

Come and join in
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