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Bromley Group

We are the Bromley Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A lovely walk without any steep inclines through quiet woods and meadows with a great variety of trees and birdlife. The route starts at the medieval church of St Peter (the burial place of the Boleyn family) right by the entrance to Hever Castle. Just before Hill Hoath there is an interesting section of path between tall green sandstone boulders, a hidden Wealden rocky outcrop. Later, after Hill Hoath and some woods we pass a model flying club, so beware of low flying craft! Later still there’s a bit of the walk on Uckfield Lane so take care, but the final stretches are back on footpaths and pleasant, cutting through fields and woods. At the end of the walk a large historic pub, the Henry VIII. The walk is one for spring, summer, early autumn as there are really muddy bits from December to April

Sunday, 19 May 2024
Start time:
12:00 pm
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
7.2km / 4.5mi
Ascent:
104.2m / 342ft
Type:
circular

Public transport: Trains serve Hever hourly (sometimes more frequently) on London Bridge to Uckfield line via East Croydon. Walking distance from Hever railway station to the castle is 1.1 miles

Parking: Is easy, at Hever Castle car park opposite church (free). Beware of castle parking marshals trying to direct you into the castle grounds.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 47549 44861
Nearest postcode:
TN8 7NH
what3words:
brush.envy.lazy
Start time:
12:00 pm

Meet in the car park opposite the castle entrance

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking