Explore one of Kent’s most picturesque and appealing farming landscapes; nestling in the chalk slopes of the North Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Garden of England.
This ride takes you through spring meadows grazed by dairy herds, sun-drenched fields of marigolds in summer, abundant orchards in autumn and ancient woodlands alive with wildfowl in winter.
Whatever the time of year, you’ll be captivated by the tranquil beauty of this remote rural haven, where rolling countryside is studded only by sleepy villages, historic churches, hop gardens and tractors at work in the fields and orchards.
Why not try some local food and beer by stopping off in one of the three great pubs along the way?
Distance: 10.3 miles (16.6km) Terrain: Woodland tracks, field paths and country lanes, some hills Gates: 4 Nearest Postcode: ME13 9RP Parking: Parking available at Perry Woods car park, suitable for horse box Refreshments: The Rose & Crown at Perry Wood, The Red Lion at Badlesmere, The White Lion at Selling.
Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and waymarking on ground should be followed at all times.
Route provided by Explore Kent Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative
The Red Lion is a traditional country pub offering a delicious selection of home cooked food.
They also provide rustic camping facilities in the pub paddocks and wi-fi use is free to all our customers.
There has been a church recorded on this site since 1054 when it was granted to the Benedictine abbey known as St Augustine's Canterbury.
There is some fine stain glass windows to be seen inside the church.