Greensand Way (Kent) - Part 1

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Lake at Chartwell © Stephen Nunney
Ightham Mote © Richard Croft
Sutton Valence © John Brown

Traverse the sandstone ridge from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent, crossing Leigh Hill, the highest point in south East England, through ancient woods, fruit orchards, hop farms and pretty villages to cliffs above Romney Marsh that once formed the country's coastal edge. The footpath takes its name from the green coloured mineral that that can be found in the sandstone layers.

This trail covers the section of the footpath from the border with Surrey to the pretty village of Sutton Valence south east of Maidstone. For the previous section please click here. For the next section please click here.


Assuming a constant pace and no stops, typically it will take 9 hours 46 minutes to walk the distance and along the way 2611 calories will be burnt.

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