Shipbourne and the Fairlawne Estate

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Tonbridge, Kent, England

Shipbourne and the Fairlawne Estate is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Tonbridge, Kent, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length3.7 miElevation gain498 ftRoute typeLoop
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A circular walk starting from the small village of Shipbourne (pronounced ‘Shibbun’) in Kent. The walk leaves the pretty village via the village church and out through open countryside and woodland to reach Ightham Mote and Fairlawne Estate (two estates with intriguing histories) before returning to Shipbourne. A lovely walk through the beautiful rolling Kent countryside. The walk follows mainly field and woodland tracks which will be muddy after wet weather. There are also a couple of short sections of road walking along quiet country lanes with no pavements. Some of the fields will be holding sheep so take care with dogs. The walk has a few steady climbs and descents, there are six stiles (the first three of which are surrounded by wire mesh so dogs will need to be able to climb them or be lifted over) plus a number of gates/kissing gates. Ightham Mote is owned by the National Trust. The walk follows public footpaths through the estate but if you wish to tour the house itself check the National Trust website for prices and opening times. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

The walk starts from the stone car park alongside Shipbourne Common, just 100 yards along Upper Green Road from the junction with the A227. The car park holds around 20 cars but if this is full, it is also possible to park along the road itself. Approximate post code TN11 9PE.

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Jon Vickery
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One part, at the very start behind the church, was crazy muddy today, see photo! Very difficult with children and we even slipped over a few times. But if you keep going, the walk was super worth it. Beautiful to see the two estates. Great walk, will be better when ‘mud alley’ clears.

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Vic Gladden
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Lucie Tuck-Brown
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Very nice walk full of history. Fairlawne estate has a lot of American trees and was nice spotting them along the way.

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Jim Skinner
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Completed this lovely walk today. The dry weather made the ground very hard but I can imagine it being a bit muddy in winter.

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nancy nancy
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Enjoyed the exercise after a long cold winter, but very boggy and muddy in places!

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anita randall
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Interesting and pretty walk, easy to follow using the app and you can pop into the lovely Chaser for a swift refresher!

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Adam S
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Richard williamson
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Nicola Clear
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Richard williamson
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Martin Willis
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James Shaw
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Kornel Adomenas
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Rolands Popenkovs
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John Quinn
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