It is the time of year where the days are shortened by the English Summer sun shying away to allow the turning of caramel leaves and brisk autumnal notes. The trees have turned orange and tawny, their fallen leaves dancing in the pathways in tempting heaps to unleash the crackling crisp sound as you step through them. An abundance of fruit-growing hop gardens and vineyards has led Kent to coin the nickname ‘The Garden of England’. Discover for yourself what Kent is famed for.
All of our pubs are located throughout the heart of Kent, from the Pig & Sty in Bethersden, to the Farm House in West Malling. This means that wherever you chose to explore, there awaits a warm, picturesque setting to go on a long stroll through the best scenes that Kent has to offer. Take in the wonderful views, experiences and wildlife that surrounds you.
From Kentish Autumn nature scenes, to historical monuments, the Poacher & Partridge situated in Tudeley which homes All Saints’ Church, the only church in the world to have all its twelve windows decorated by Chagall. With a choice of walks leading through such architecture, to local orchards and fields, to train spotting twists and turns.
Whether you are looking to amble along Pilgrim’s Way into the Dirty Habit or indulge in the heart of the Weald at the Vineyard Lamberhurst, our Kentishwalk tours have been designed to be easy to follow throughout the most beautiful views. They carry you through gorgeous vibrant hues, perfect for long, leaf-crunching walks, starting and finishing at our pubs. Perfect to finish the experience with a wholesome meal. Our innovative seasonal menus have been created to enhance those autumnal flavours left to dance on the tongue.
Take a wander through towns steeped in history. Kent is as varied as it is vast. Whether you’re looking for your history fix or a breath of crisp, sea air, Kent is the county that has it all. The Great House in Hawkhurst offers an independent adventurous route leading to a famed Tonbridge spot, Bedgebury Forest. Indulge further and discover the hidden beauty of the local area with diverse route options including journeys accessible to wheelchairs and furry friends!
Take yourself on a magical journey through an area with a huge amount of historical fame, Langley, with walks from The Potting Shed leading around the grounds of Leeds Castle, home of the late King Henry 8th via the local Kentish woods and fields. Motivate yourself further with an 8-mile-long adventure reaching the castle from the west.
Branch out into the rural East Sussex air of Chidingly, talking a walk back through history. Starting from The Gun, stumble through the heaped rustic leaves that the changing season has left behind whilst you explore the legendary Cuckoo line; a train line which connected London and Eastbourne until 1968. Or, opt in to the ‘no barrier’ asphalt walks accessible to cyclists, wheelchairs or prams for a full family expedition.