Chevening and Turvin's Farm
Distance: 2.5 Miles (1h 10m)
OS Map: Explorer 147 (Start at
grid reference TQ489577)
Park near the Church at Chevening.
Take the path that leaves from
the north side of the churchyard (to the right of some
garages as seen with your back to the church) along a
track between hedges. When you emerge through a
gate into an open field, keep to the left hand edge.
Pass a gate on the left at the lowest point of the field
and another (marked “Private Keep Out”) just as you
reach woodland over the fence on your left as you climb
the hill. Continue up the hill with the woodland
on your left, climbing a bank to keep close to the fence
until you reach a stile. Go over the stile and up
a steep path between fences through wood to field.
Go to the top left corner of the
field, turn right along the top of the field and go left
through gate. Turn right along a broad ride
between two woods. At the end of the ride, bear
right along the edge of the wood. Do not take the
path into the wood that you soon meet on the right but
carry on until you come to a kissing gate by a larger
gate offering fine views towards Sevenoaks to the left
and Chevening to the right.
Go through the gate and keep
left following the top of the grassland with the wood on
your left. At the end of the woodland, head
straight downhill, over a stile and along the left hand
edge of a field to the road.
Turn right and follow the road
extremely carefully to the first bend. Half way
round the bend, take the path on the right (can be muddy
after heavy rain) just before a house. Follow this
path in more or less the same direction into Chevening
churchyard and back to your car.
… was designed by Inigo Jones and built in the early
17th century. It was owned for many years by the
Stanhope family and was given to the nation in 1959 to
become the official country residence of a Government
Minister selected by the Prime Minister, usually the
The fourth Earl of Stanhope was a mathematician who
studied maze design and introduced the “island maze” in
order to defeat people who navigate mazes by keeping one
hand on the wall. He built a maze at Chevening in
Our book of
Ten Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside has
routes for ten more walks like this one.
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