Trosley Country Park - Trottiscliffe - Ryarsh - North Downs Circular

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This walk was originally submitted by Brian & Anne Sandland. Walkingworld is very grateful for Stephen Harris taking over the walk, September 2021.

From the large, well-developed and much used country park, you walk past Trottiscliffe (pronounced Trosley) Church, then on to visit a Neolithic long barrow and the outskirts of Ryarsh Village. The return leg is along a section of the North Downs and Pilgrims Way.

England - South England - Kent - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Nature Trail, Play Area, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
12/28/2021 - Stephen Harris

Walked 12.09.2021 - This is a fabulous walk of good distance with much variety and fairly easy going. A few ups and downs but lovely for the summer months. For those interested, we updated the directions and pictures in September 2021 so this walk should be easy to follow from the new directions and map. Thanks to the original author for this walk which we are now looking after.

9/2/2021 - Marilyn Abrahamson

We did this walk, or part of it as time was limited, on 2 September 2021. We found the instructions to commence the walk confusing and deliberated on various paths to take. In the end we took the wrong one, but on our return, found the outgoing route fairly easily. In order to assist any other confused walkers, I suggest the following changes to the walk instructions: With your left SIDE facing the cafe entrance walk ahead a few steps, then take the downward track on your right. The track turns 90° left and levels out at the bottom of the slope. Follow this track for approx. 1/4 mile until reaching a red dog waste bin. Turn right here on a downward track, which opens onto farmland. Continue on this track, to farm buildings and turn left. Walk past these buildings, along a short lane and continue to a road junction. You are now at point 3 on the route map I will try to post photos I took, to clarify the above.

8/15/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

11/08/09 Nice sunny humid day,our 2nd Kent walk. We don't know our East from West, so, facing the visitor center front, we turned right, passing the route map board and three steps, down to the main path and turned left following the "Blue walk" sign. We stopped at Coldrum Barrow stones really interesting and nice view. At the end of point 5 at 94 Chapel Street, we turned right shortly to arrive at the T-junction for the excellent Duke of Wellington pub, one of the best laid out pubs we have visited, ideal for everyone and very friendly as were the villagers, at the end of point 6 the sign post is hidden in the bushes so you can easily miss it, it was also overgrown, so out came the cutters, should help for a while. Although the path off left is very visible, heading towards the hill. At point 10 the fun bit, its nice and steep, we felt well chuffed that we made it in one go, we brought walking poles a few days later, as we are planning on doing more Kent walks soon. Really nice pleasant walk, we would like to do the walk again in the future.

2/10/2008 - Shaun Willis

Did this walk on February 10th 2008. Fantastic weather, very spring like. This is a great walk and there were stretches where I didn't see anyone. Unusual in Kent. Be warned that it was VERY soggy, wet and muddy through the Ryarsh Woods. My 2 dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thanks.

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