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Sutton Valence

Walks in West Kent

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  5.2 miles (8.3km) approx 10,375 steps
Allow 3 hours

About the walk:
This walk starts at Sutton Valence and joins the Greensand Way,... more »

Tips:  Distance: 5.2 miles (8.3km) Allow 3 hours
Start/Finish: Sutton Valence
Stiles: 7
Gates: 5
Terrain: Field paths. Some moderate slopes
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How to get there:

By Car: Sutton Valence is just off the A274 between Maidstone and Headcorn
Postcode: ME17 3AJ
Parking: Limited parking is available in Sutton Valence. Please park with consideration to other road users

Bus: 12 (Maidstone-Headcorn) hourly, Mon-Fri & Sun. 1/2 hourly, Sat

Traveline: 0871 200 22 33.

Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and waymarking on ground should be followed at all times.

Walk provided by Explore Kent
Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative

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Points of Interest

1. Point 1

From parking walk ahead on the cobbled footpath past The Swan Pub and the Post Office (beware of right hand drop to road). Continue on the path past some houses on your right.
Take care walking along the road.

2. Point 2

On reaching crossroads continue straight on and follow the Greensand Way footpath sign across field.

3. Point 3

Continue along field boundary and cross track. Keeping house to your right, head across field towards road. Follow Greensand Way signs along road (Church Lane). Pass a church on your right as you enter East Sutton.

4. Point 4

At crossroads, continue straight on, pass over stile and continue along edge of field, still following the Greensand Way. Pass through gate and continue with apple orchard to your right. Pass through 2 more gates as you head towards the road. Take care crossing road

5. Point 5

Pass through gate and turn left following Greensand Way, pass Morry Barn on the left.

6. Point 6

Turn right off road to follow Greensand Way sign and continue along path to the side of field. There are good views on the right. Pass through gap and continue along left edge of field, passing Church Farm on your left. Bear right past All Saints church car park as you approach the road ahead.

7. Point 7

Leaving the Greensand Way, turn right to follow the road (Ulcombe Hill) downhill. Enter the village of Ulcombe and pass The Harrow Inn pub on the right.

8. Point 8

Turn right to follow the footpath sign in front of the school, across a stream and along left edge of field. Continue up a slight hill, through gap and down towards road.

9. Point 9

Cross road and follow footpath sign over stile and across field. Go over another stile, cross stream and continue towards the road.

10. Point 10

Cross road following sign over stile. Go through gate and continue ahead across field. Cross stream, go through gate and head across field to stile and follow path through woods.

11. Point 11

Follow path through woods. Cross over stile and stream as you exit woods and follow field adge crossing over another stile as you head towards road.

12. Point 12

Cross stile and turn left to follow road. A short distance on, turn right to follow footpath sign. Pass lake on left and go through gap. Follow path along edge of field and up slight slope. Cross over stile to continue on path towards road.

13. Point 13

Cross stile and turn right to follow road. After a short distance turn left to follow the bridleway. Pass house and continue on surfaced road.Take care walking along the road.

14. Point 14

Continue along road and bear left, passing ruins of a castle on the right.

15. Point 15

After a short distance you reach Sutton Valence village. Take the first road turning on the right to take you back to the Post Office where you started.

16. Sutton Valence

17. Sutton Valence Castle (rems of)

The remains of the 12th Century stone keep.

18. Red post box (Ulcombe Place)