This walk goes through a lovely slice of Kentish countryside, starting by passing through the deer park of the National Trust owned Knole House (the house can be visited at either the start or the end of the walk) and then carrying on into a gentle area of fields and woods. There are currently some lavender fields at the end of this section (in flower late June to July).
You then descend through newly coppiced woodland to Ightham Mote (pronounced "I-tam"), a rare moated manor house, also owned by the National Trust, whose self-service restaurant is an option for lunch or tea.
The real glory of the walk comes next: a wonderful stretch of the Greensand Way which slowly climbs the escarpment of the Kent Downs with superb views over the Weald to the south. This is especially enchanting in late April when it has many fine bluebell woods (particularly around One Tree Hill) and one wild garlic wood too. Finally the walk finishes by passing through Knole Park once again.
In late October or early November the walk also offers lovely leaf colour, with plenty of golden beeches and a wide range of other trees. Particularly common in this area are sweet chestnuts, whose leaves turn a lovely yellowy-gold and whose nuts litter the ground in late October. In winter many paths on this walk have relatively firm surfaces, though there is inevitably some mud.
Knole Park Golf Club have asked us to point out that part of Knole Park is a golf course. They are concerned about walkers wandering onto the course at random. However, if you stick to the specified walk route, this should not be an issue. The two points where the walk crosses a fairway are in paragraph 9 of the directions, where it is clearly signed, and on the approach to Knole House in paragraph 80 on the more scenic route.