Hiking Knole

Join us on an exciting new hike to the Kentish countryside! The hike will take us through Knole’s 1000-acre deer park and Knole House, picturesque woodlands and fields, and Ightham Mote. On our route, we will see some stunning displays of bluebells and wild garlic.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy the 1000-acre Knole’s medieval deer park, home to more than 800 deer. Pass through the One Tree Hill, one of the best places for walking amid bluebells – bluebells are in full bloom at this time of the year;
  • Enjoy the walkthrough pathways lined with wild garlic – one of the highlights of the season! Take home some leaves, which can be eaten raw or cooked and taste milder than shop-bought garlic;
  • See the Archway wherein 1967 the Beatles filmed the music video for one 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 courtier;
  • 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!

Distance: 18km.

Difficulty: 6/10 (intermediate, mostly flat terrain with a few hills).

For fitness fans: on this hike, you can expect to walk 25,000 steps and burn over 1,000 calories.

Meeting Point: Charing Cross station meeting point at 8:45 (near Burger King). We leave the meeting point at 9:00 for the 9:15 train. Planned arrival time back to London is 6 pm.

Food: stop for a quick lunch during the hike, so please bring a packed lunch. After the hike, we will visit the pub, where you can purchase a well-deserved beer.

What to bring:

  • Yourself;
  • Suitable hiking shoes and clothes;
  • Packed lunch;
  • Water;
  • 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!

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

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