A walk on a crisp winter day is one of the best ways to take in some fresh air, get your body moving and stretch your legs. A leisurely stroll is great for your mind to help you destress and relax or if you pick up the pace and walk a little faster - a great form of exercise. We've put together 5 of the most picturesque walks near Edenbridge for you to enjoy.
This 6.5 mile walk begins in the very centre of Edenbridge, where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants to experience. When you are ready to head off on your walk, simply follow the path of the Eden Valley Walk out towards Hever & Chiddingstone. You'll see many medieval buildings whilst exploring this route, all of which are rich in history. Beware, this Edenbridge river walk can be extremely muddy during wet weather.
This circular walk in Edenbridge takes you from Marlpitt Hill through the Kent countryside and along Broxham Wood, before heading back to where you started. On this 3 mile walk you can look out for the sheep, deer, buzzards and yellowhammers, you’ll even see a restored square moat where the original Broxham Manor once stood pre 1270. The current Broxham Manor has been rebuilt on a slightly different site after being burnt down - twice!
Staffhurst wood is a nature reserve near Limpsfield which has a history dating back to the war when it was an area used to dump ammunition. This site is 51 hectares with a large pond and various walking routes available. Whilst this wood is beautiful on a crisp, cold winter's day, we’d also recommend coming back to Staffhurst Wood in the summer to enjoy the spectacular seas of bluebells.
There are various routes available from Bore Place but one of the best has to be the red trail, with a distance of approximately 2.7 miles. By following the red trail you pass through the dairy farmyard and milking parlour before heading to Batfold Wood. This walk offers fantastic views of Bough Beech Reservoir - an ideal place to stop for a picnic. If you’re keen to see some wildlife, the red trail is an ideal route to look out for nightingales. This circular walk begins and ends in the Bore Place car park.
For a real challenge, why not take on the Vanguard Way, a 66 mile route which takes you to the coast. This route was created by the Vanguards Rambling Club and can be covered over a few weekends. Some of the points of interest on this walk, which is mostly countryside and woodland, include the South Downs, High Weald and Dry Hill Camp. You’ll even be able to see the Seven Sisters and the Cuckmere Meanders.
Once you’ve explored the walks in Edenbridge, why not try a walk in the areas around Tunbridge Wells? Or some of the sights near Maidstone? After all, Kent isn’t known as the garden of England without good reason!