September: Jeskyns and
Distance: 8.3 Miles (4hr 15m)
OS Map: Explorer 163
(Start at grid reference TQ661699)
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Park in the car park at Jeskyns Community Woodland
(£3.50 for the day).
Return to car park entrance and turn left along
footway alongside Henhurst Road. When footway ends
cross road and soon take path on right. Follow
hedge on left for 80 metres then continue along narrow
grassy strip between fields. On reaching fencing
round house, keep left of fence to Church Road.
Go straight across along slightly meandering path
through scrubby woodland, passing converted oast houses,
to farm track and turn left towards Ifield Court.
At fork bear right and at staggered junction of four
tracks take left turn along Wealdway. Follow left
hand edge of field, at corner turn right and at next
corner turn left along path descending along left hand
edge of very large field. After lowest point path
start climbing, soon between hedges – follow all the way
to lane at Nash Street.
Turn left and when lane ends continue forward along
bridleway. At junction of paths by a gate, turn
left still following bridleway, downhill and then up
again. Keep right at junctions with woodland on
left and fields on right to Copt Hall Road.
Take path opposite along left hand edge of field.
At corner bear left through hedge and diagonally across
next field to White Post Lane.
Turn right and after 50 metres take path on left.
At T-junction turn left, soon reaching Manor Road.
Turn right and follow uphill to T-junction at top by
parish hall and with village shop opposite. Turn
right along Sole Street, becoming Camer Road as you pass
the railway station on your right.
When road starts to bear right, take track on left,
after just a few metres bearing right with woodland on
right and open fields on left. Follow track round
left hand bend then gently right past a couple of
houses. After a section of woodland on right,
follow left hand edge of open field then through short
section of woodland into vineyard. Head down right
hand side of vineyard to gate and into open field.
Turn left along top of field, soon becoming a vineyard,
and after 190 metres at seat on left turn right down
fenced path through vineyard. Beyond bottom, head
uphill keeping to right of line of trees ahead and
emerge through hedge onto lane.
Go straight across up steps, cross field to
protruding corner of hedge and turn left with hedge on
right. Continue to corner and emerge at junction
of lanes at Luddesdown. Turn right along private
drive past church on right and old barn on left.
Soon after drive bears slightly right, go through gate
on left down left hand edge of field and up towards
corner. 30 metres before corner take path on left
along ridge between vineyards with fine view of
Luddesdown on left. At far side go straight
through hedge and turn left along left hand edge of yet
another vineyard. Just before track descends to
farm ahead, go through gap in hedge on right onto Cutter
Ridge Road and turn left.
Follow lane down to T-junction and turn left past the
Golden Lion on left. Shortly take track on right
climbing quite steeply along right hand side of
vineyard. Immediately after seat on right, take
path on right through thin section of woodland and along
straight path between vineyards. Go through strip
of woodland at far side then diagonally across field to
Turn left for a few metres then take path on right
uphill between fences. Emerging into field, bear
slightly right to top corner, cross small paddock and go
through kissing gate into thin strip of woodland.
Follow path round to right and along right hand edge of
fields to lane.
Turn left and immediately after crossing bridge over
railway take path on right up left hand side of field.
Keep going in same direction, eventually through
churchyard to The Street at Cobham.
Turn left past large house set back from road on
right and then turn right down track, soon taking path
between fences on left. Emerge in cul-de-sac and
bear right to T-junction. Turn right uphill and at
corner turn left along track. Immediately past
next corner go through gate on left into Jeskyns
Community Woodland and head diagonally downhill.
Cross track at bottom and keep going in same direction
on gravel path bearing left and then right at T-junction
back to car park (or take the route of your choice
through the country park).
Points of Interest
This Grade II listed building is late 18th century,
of brown brick and slate roof, built onto a 15th century
manor, parts of which remain.
A charming village famous for the Leather Bottle Inn
which featured in the writings of Charles Dickens.
In addition to the walking routes on our web site we
have published three popular walking guides:
Guide to Tunbridge
Wells Circular Walk and other walks in the area
Guide to the
Kent Coast Path: Part 1, Camber to Ramsgate
Guide to Three
River Valley Walks in West Kent: Darent Valley Path,
Eden Valley Walk and Medway Valley Walk
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Map contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright
and database rights 2020. Some paths on map are based
on data provided by Kent County Council but do not
constitute legal evidence of the line of a right of way