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Wealden Round

85 km / 53 miles

E Sussex, Kent, Surrey
A route in some of the most attractive areas of the Weald of Kent created to raise funds for the Hospice in the Weald by author Peter Titchmarsh who earlier developed the Macmillan Ways. The walk heads from Tonbridge initially along the valley of the River Eden, linking Penshurst Place, Penshurst village, Markbeech, Cowden, Marsh Green, Haxted Mill, Crockham Hill, Toys Hill, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks Weald, Knole, Godden Green, Shipbourne and West Peckham, to return to Tonbridge along the River Medway. There are a dozen welcoming inns along the route in each of these villages. Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill, is close to the route between Crockham Hill and Ide Hill and may be visited by a small described diversion. Chartwell and Knole are interesting National Trust properties, Knole comprising a large deer park and a major mansion. Penshurst Place is an independently operated property and featured as a location in the Wolf Hall TV BBC TV series.

A well-produced illustrated booklet, with profits to Hospice in the Weald, describes the route divided into twelve sections, each linking the villages and inns listed above.


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Average Gradients; Agricultural land; AONB; Downland/Wolds; River; Charity
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TQ589466 - Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, Kent
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Wealden Round (Hospice in the Weald - 2015)


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85.7 Km (53.3 miles)
1,321 m (4,334 ft) ascent
234 m (768 ft)  maximum height