Saturday 23 January 2010

Woodland walk around Chartwell, Kent

This two-mile scenic walk through the woods, overlooking the Chartwell Estate, starts at the National Trust car park, then follows a footpath up through the sloping picnic field and into the trees beyond. It then takes a figure-of-eight route up and down the wooded hill on the east side of the estate. The wide path climbs steeply in places, but the effort is rewarded by the sporadic views across the ponds and lawns to Churchill's former home and the rolling Kent countryside. When the sun shines through the densely-packed trees and thickets, this is a lovely walk. 7/10