Hever to Leigh walk

2 castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages


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  • Kent Castles Walk | National Trust of Chiddingstone Castle | Penshurst and Leigh | Day Hike Saturday
    Hiking In London, Nov-21

    A Kent castles walk: Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html It includes two castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages: the National Trust village of Chiddingstone, Penshurst and Leigh. Hike designed for beginners! Approx 9 miles (15 km)!! Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 15 km (8.8 miles) Grading: Beginner Rating: 2/10 - A couple of hills, but gentler and shorter than our usual hikes. Ascent: 185 m Hiking time: About 3.5 to 4 hours of actual hiking TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: Hever Castle: Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and Mother of Elizabeth I. It formed the unlikely backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion. Hever Castle is what every child wants a castle to be: crenelated, moated, and haunted. A permanent exhibition in the Long Gallery brings the 16th century to life with costumed figures illustrating key events in Anne’s life at the Castle. Admission is charged. St Peter's Church in Hever is a part-Norman church with a fourteenth-century tower topped with a shingle spire. Within the Bullen Chapel is the brass over the tomb of Sir Thomas Bullen, Anne Boleyn's father, showing Sir Thomas in his garter robes. Chiddingstone Castle is one of the Seven Wonders of the Weald. It is a historic house, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside, filled with treasures collected over a lifetime by Denys Eyre Bower. Penshurst Place & Gardens have been the place for poetic inspiration and lavish Royal hospitality for over 650 years. The jewel in the crown is the 11 acres of Elizabethan walled gardens; stunning displays divided by a mile of yew hedges into 'rooms'; each garden is planted to give a succession of colour as the seasons change. ¡SUBSCRIBE! Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/senderismoenlondres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hikinginlondon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikinginlondon/ © Club Hiking in London. Ltd 2021 (CASC) in collaboration with Saturday Walkers Club. swcwalks book1 walk19 #HikinginLondon #PenshurstPlace #DayHikeSaturday

  • Kent Countryside walk via National Trust Chiddingstone & Hever ()
    When Adventure Knox, Jun-21

    As lockdown rules relaxed, Andy and I met up with our friend Beck to go for a long, Kent countryside walk - starting in Hever and ending in Leigh. During this Kent walk, we passed Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn courted Henry VII, walked through Chiddingstone village, an impressive Tudor village, with a half-timbered house or two, mostly owned and managed by the National Trust (The church, school and Chiddingstone Castle aside). After more hiking through the English countryside, we arrived into Penshurst with a magnificent entry - under a medieval house! Penshurst Place, built in the 1th century, was easier to view than the earlier Hever Castle. This is one of several hiking England travel vlogs - many of which are in the South East of England and can be done as day trips from London, so if you've enjoyed this video, please do check out my other ones too. SWC | Kent Countryside Walk | Chiddingstone National Trust | Kent National Trust | Hike | Kent Hike | Kent | Half timbered houses | walking | Leigh Kent |

  • Hever to Leigh. 1/ 2/10.
    amib, Feb-11

    Another 9 miles through the 'Garden of England', passing two castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, and the National Trust village of Chiddingstone. (Mobile phone quality).