Shipbourne - Ightham Mote - Shipbourne

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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.

This is considered by many to be one of the best parts in the whole county in which to walk. The Greensand Way is particularly spectacular with its delightful views and wooded sections.

The fact that this walk passes Ightham Mote, a superb 14th Century Moat Manor-house and a National Trust property, is an added bonus.

England - South England - Kent - Greensand Hills


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
8/6/2012 - Steven Heard

We have done this walk a couple of times now and it rates five stars as far as we are concerned. Starting at Shipbourne, you follow the directions through countryside passing by Ightham Moat. Should you wish, you can spend time visiting this National Trust property. The walk continues on through farm land and at times produces some wonderful views following a couple of small climbs. Chaser Inn is a very nice pub where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning or a nice lunch or evening meal. The walk took us around 90 minutes and is thoroughly recommended to anyone who is looking for an interesting shorter walk.

5/17/2010 - Debbie Farrell

A lovely walk with great views. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. It only took us 90 minutes to complete so you could easily combine this walk with a visit to Ightham Mote which is about half way round. Would recommend the Chaser Inn, the food is delicious and despite being very busy, the service was excellent. Ideal walk for a Sunday afternoon.

9/23/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

Did this walk yesterday (21/08/07) which was very nice and easy and the instructions were excellent apart from Point 9 where you climb a stile and cross an open piece of land, go through a gap in the trees towards a single oak tree. We crossed the open piece of land looking for the gap and oak tree and got lost. The instructions could do with an inclusion: when you have crossed the stile, follow the hedge to your right until you reach a gap in the hedge in front of you. Then the single oak tree comes into view. We noticed that this walk was done in January and probably the countryside looked different to what it does in August and the gap and the single oak tree could be seen but in August this was not the case.

5/31/2006 - Joel Bailey

Excellent walk. Definitely take walking boots or wellingtons as about halfway it gets very muddy - even in mid-may after only a bit of rain. Also- the Chaser pub at the start and end serves excellent food and well kept real ales all day. Well worth planning in a meal.

10/25/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

Checked and Gerry is quite right - distance amended, thanks. Chris

10/13/2005 - Gerry Cooper

The distance for this walk is more like 4 miles.

4/5/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks John, Prefix added to wm8 as suggested. Chris, WW Administrator

4/5/2005 - John Stephen

Super walk; having done the walk twice (Saturday and again on Sunday!), two comments :- 1) we would say that 150 mins is way too long; we did it in an easy 120 mins taking a 15 min detour around Ightham Mote and then 100 mins  the next day when walking at a reasonable pace. 2) prefix section 8 with, "Turn right and" .....   Enjoyed the walk greatly; will doubtless do it again. Thanks !  John

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