Walk 77: Woolage Green and Nonington
6.9 miles (3 to 3.5 hours)
OS Map: Explorer 138 & 150 (Start at
grid reference TR236492)
Park in Woolage Green, near the Two Sawyers
(or from Shepherdswell Station walk along the road to join the North
Downs Way at (4).
(1) From the Two Sawyers walk along the road
past the old Methodist chapel, (now Chapel Cottage), and continue to
the last building on the R, a large barn.
Turn R by the barn down to a farm track and go L.
Follow the track to the road. Turn R to follow the road up
and over the railway, then shortly L along the footpath through
On reaching the road turn R to
Frogham then just before the first thatched cottage L through the
white gate onto a clear path across Fredville Park (Point A) to
(2) Walk along past the Royal Oak (Point B)
and just after the phonebox take the footpath R, up between the
trees. At the top of
the slope keep straight on, then bear R, keeping the clumps of trees
to your L. Continue along the edge of Box Wood to a crossroads. Go
straight over and follow the edge of the wood on the road, or choose
the parallel path through trees. At the end of the wood take the
path on the L along the field edge to the road and go R 100 yards to
the road junction at Barfrestone.
(3) (Point C) Here you have a choice: if you
wish to visit the church turn up the hill OR to
continue the walk follow the road a little further then go straight
up the valley on the footpath through the farmyard.
When you reach the road turn R on the route of the North
(4) Continue up the
road and at the T junction follow the NDW signs L then R onto a path
alongside the railway.
Follow this clear path until you come to the road; a few yards
along the road enter the farm track on your L which you may
recognise as the one you started out on.
When you reach the farm turn R up to the road and L back to the
walk was originally published on a calendar produced by White Cliffs
Group. Thanks to Evelyn
Soppit for originally devising this route, Rob Riddle for the
photograph, Diana Blackwell for checking the directions and Andrew
Boultbee for the idea.
Places of Interest
Fredville Park with many ancient
oak and chestnut trees
Nonington village with a shady
picnic spot in the playing field, and The Royal Oak pub.
Barfrestone village, a site on
the pilgrim route between Dover and Canterbury.
The 12C village church retains many original features-carved
Norman arches, a rose window and many misericords.
The Yew Tree pub is a pleasant stop for a drink.
bus stop on A2, buses from Dover or Canterbury.
Our book of Ten
Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside has routes for ten more
walks like this one.
Ramblers' volunteers in
Kent work tirelessly to ensure that our paths are as well protected
and maintained as possible. Of course we also organise led
walks but most of our members are independent walkers who simply
want to support our footpath work. Please join
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Map based on Ordnance
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