Hiking Knole

Join us on an exciting new hike to the Kentish countryside! The hike will take us through Knole’s 1,000-acre deer park and Knole House, picturesque woodlands and fields, and Ightham Mote.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy the 1,000-acre Knole’s medieval deer park, home to more than 800 deer. The deer are almost tame and not afraid of people 🙂 ;  
  • See the Archway where in 1967 the Beatles filmed the music video for one of their most popular songs Penny Lane;
  • See Ightham Mote – medieval house dating back to the 14th century, home to many influential people – from medieval knights to Henry VIII’s courtiers;
  • Discover Knole House – one of England’s largest and most beautiful houses – the grand house was good enough that Henry VIII wanted it for himself! Originally built as an archbishop’s palace, Knole passed through royalty to the Sackville family, who still live here today. In front of the house you can see the old sycamore tree, which is over 200 years old!
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole
  • Hiking Knole

Distance: 11 miles (18 km).

Difficulty: Moderate. It’s mostly flat with a small number of hills.

 

Meeting Point: meet at the Charing Cross train station at 8:50 (near Burger King). We will leave the meeting point at 9:00 for the 9:10 train. Planned arrival time back to London is 6pm.

Food: we will stop at Ightham Mote for lunch. Feel free to buy lunch at the National Trust cafe or bring your own packed lunch. After the hike, we will visit the pub, where you can purchase a well-deserved beer.


What to bring:

  • suitable hiking shoes and clothes;
  • water;
  • packed lunch (optional).

That’s it, we will take care of train tickets and logistics on the day, so just turn up and have a great day hiking!


Additional information: if you’d like to visit the tower & showrooms of the Knole House (£11.30) and the whole Ightham Mote property (£12.00), you will have time to do so. If you don’t have the National Trust membership, you might want to buy one (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us). If you enjoy exploring the heritage of Britain, the National Trust membership can pay for itself many times over – typically after 5-7 visits to Trust properties.

Traveling in small group creates relaxed &  friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 walkers per a group leader.

08:50 09/09/2018

18:00 09/09/2018

5 places left

The tour is over, but available for pre-order. For this contact us