Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent

Walks And WalkingDensole Walk In Kent

This Densole walk in Kent was an 8.5 mile circular walking route to St John’s Chapel and back via Reinden Wood’s MoD World War II military history.

It was a really bright winter’s morning as Tedi and I parked in the pub car park in Densole.

Walks And Walking - Densole Walk In Kent

Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent

We started our walk by crossing over the road by the bus stop and followed the pathway signpost across the field where we then crossed over the lane and through Ridge Farm to a gate, and the entrance to MoD land.

We continued our walk following down Ridge Hill to the lane where we then walked right, keeping in the same field, up Ridge Row to walk parallel with the lane to Ladwood.

At the lane we walked up to the T-junction where we walked left and then right by the waymarker in to the woodland and then across Winterdown Farm.

When we reached the next lane we walked left and then right through Blandred Farm where we then followed the track to the left before joining another track where we walked right.

We then reached the A260 at Selstead where we walked left and then first right to a lane that took us passed Selsted School.

At the end of the lane we continued our walk straight ahead through St Johns Farm with what was supposed to be the remains of St John’s Chapel. However, the chapel has been restored and looks absolutely beautiful!

Walks And Walking - Densole Walk In Kent - St Johns Chapel

Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent – St Johns Chapel

We continued our walk following the main track to Swingfield Street where we walked right and then left by the church down hill to a boundary fence where we then walked right through Beard’s Hall where we lost the track a little bit due to the various paddocks.

To avoid this, ignore the first stile and keep walking ahead slightly uphill to the next stile in to the horse field. Walk right at the top of the field and then head straight downhill to the far gate.

We continued our walk through the gate and then kept to the wide grassy track all the way to the next stile that crossed in to a field.

We then walked right and followed the field round to the lane at Everden Cottage where we then walked right up the lane and then right at the next signpost crossing in to the next field.

When we reached a crossing of pathways we walked left down in to Reinden Wood where we kept right and walked around the permitted footpath all the way back to the A260 road.

In Reinden Wood Tedi spotted an amazing camp, much better than he and I have ever built!

Walks And Walking - Densole Walk In Kent - Reinden Wood

Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent – Reinden Wood

We then walked right up the road until we reached the pub car park.

Walks And Walking - Densole Walk In Kent Map

Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent Map

 



2 responses to “Walks And Walking – Densole Walk In Kent”

  1. Ana says:

    I always wondered who makes those little huts in the forest? 🙂 sounds like a lovely walk. Quick question, how did you make that map of your walk? Looks great.

  2. Hi, I use ViewRanger on my Android phone. I’ve downloaded the Ordnance Survey maps but can’t use them on my website because I carry advertising. The maps on my walks are from Open Street Map which are quite good but not as detailed as OS. Thanks, David.

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