Linton - Boughton Monchelsea - Linton

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This walk was originally compiled by Alan and Janet Love; sadly both are no longer with us. Alison Gilbert has kindly offered to take them over. Alison and Walkingworld would like all these excellent walks to remain as a continuing tribute to Alan and Janet.

Our walk starts from the car park, the entrance to which is situated on the left 200 metres prior to reaching St Nicholas' Church, Linton, on the A229 heading south. Linton is possibly the smallest village in Kent and straggles along the A229 on the south-facing hill between Staplehurst and Maidstone. The walk takes us past Linton Park House, the back of which we will see as we cross its drive and continue along part of the Greensand Way on, for the most part, an enclosed level path with outstanding views to our right over the Weald of Kent and beyond. We detour for a few metres from our route to visit St Peter's Church at Boughton Monchelsea. Here there are magnificent views to the south from the churchyard and of the deer-park below, which is in the grounds of Boughton Place, an Elizabethan manor-house. We continue our walk by passing around the boundary wall of Boughton Place on a lovely path and crossing parkland and fields. We eventually turn right, descend to a lower level and then turn back on a parallel course through part of the deer-park, across fields and a lovely bluebell wood. We arrive at further parkland, pass a lake and reach the A229 and a climb back to Linton Church.

England - South England - Kent - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
30/12/2018 - Alison and Clive Gilbert

Updated waymarks and photos 30/12/2018

17/04/2010 - Gill Foster

10/04/10 Lovely walk on a fantastic spring day but only managed to get half way around. At point 11, after plank bridge a kind farmer had put bullocks in the field, path no longer visible and just mud & water, after getting stuck I had to turn around as no other way across stream. Pity, this bit is part of 'Explore Kent' so will inform them.

20/01/2007 - richard phipps

Had a great day out but took us 3hrs we must be unfit. Lovely gently walk. Last bit on the A229 is the worst but the pub opposite the car park has got to be the treat at the end of the walk in summer.

31/12/2006 - Ronald Seacombe

Really enjoyable 2 hours spent on a winters day.

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