3 miles (4.8km) approx. 6,000 steps
Allow 2 hours
About the walk:
Known as the Capital of the Kentish Weald, Cranbrook was once an important centre for the woolen industry. The village contains many interesting buildings dating from the 15th and 19th century - many displaying the weatherboarding characteristic of traditional Wealden buildings. The restored Union Mill dates from 1814 and is the largest working mindmill in England. This popular route also offers the chance to see the nearby village of Sissinghurst and visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.
Tips:Distance: 3 miles (4.8km) Allow 2 hours Start/Finish: Cranbrook Stiles: 0 Gates: 10 Terrain: Field paths Toilets: Just off Cranbrook High Street Refreshments: Shops and pubs in Cranbrook
How to get there:
By Car: From A229 follow signs to Cranbrook town centre. Postcode: TN17 3JU Parking: Free parking is available opposite the Crown Pub on the High Street. Signposted by Co-op car park.
Bus: 5 (Maidstone-Hawkhurst) hourly, Mon-Sat. 1 journey, Sun.
297 (Benenden-Tunbridge Wells) 2 hourly, Mon-Sat. 298 (Matfield-Tenterden) 2 journeys, Sun only
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
Turn left at waymarker post to pass through gate and follow track towards house. Nearing the house, as the track bends round to the left, bear right to follow path through two gates. On reaching the stables, turn right to follow the track.
Go through kissing gate into woods and follow path to another kissing gate. Come out of the woods and follow the path ahead. Follow this path all the way back to the road and retrace your steps past the church, back to where you started.