Shipbourne Walking Tour is a 5 mile loop trail located near Tonbridge, Kent, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length5.0 miElevation gain570 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingPartially pavedCity walkHistoric site
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This is a varied walk on woodland and field paths with characteristic Wealden views. Starting at Dene Park, the route follows a part of the Greensand Way passing Fairlawne House, once owned by Edward Cazalet who was for many years the trainer of the Queen mother's horses. The well marked route takes you via the common, a large open space before passing through the church yard and returning back through Dene Park. Use caution, since there is deep mud on this trail seasonally, it may be too difficult for wheelchairs and prams to navigate.

Start/Finish: Dene Park, Puttenden Road Stiles: 9 Gates: 4 Terrain: Fields, woodland paths and tracks. Some moderate climbs Toilets: None on the route Refreshments: Pubs along route Mon-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

By Car: Shipbourne is on the A227 between Tonbridge and Ightham/Borough Green Postcode: TN11 9RJ Parking: Car parking is free at Dene Park Bus: 222 (Wrotham Square-Tonbridge Station) 6 journeys, Mon-Sat. 404 (Ide Hill-Plaxtol) 5 journeys, Mon-Fri.

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Natalie Se
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This is not wheelchair / pram friendly . Parts are extremely muddy to the point we had to carry the pushchair. Avoid this time of year.

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cynthia makin
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WalkingMuddy

Did this route in the summer and autumn. Very muddy in the autumn but a lovely trail

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Joshua McEvoy
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Hiking

Lovely walk with a mixture of farmland and woodland - extremely muddy in some parts though! Wellies recommended

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Shraddha Tuladhar
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Great!

very pleased...nice and easy... great view all through out.. lots of fields..

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Zofia Grzymala
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Very nice , easy walk. Parts can get quite busy at the weekends.

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Alex Young
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Stephanie Gibb
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Nice pint stop halfway

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Ian Tarn
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Hiking

A lovely walk with lots of different scenery, wooded and open fields, and stays nice a flat throughout the five miles. Quite a popular destination, also with some busy roads that you need to cross so if you are wanting a quiet walk then this perhaps isn’t for you.

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Stephanie M
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Nice walk with varied terrain and nice views. Several parts include walking on the road but you can't expect a very wild walk so close to London.

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David Wyk
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Hiking

I added an extension to the walk. This is a great 11.2 km circular walk through farmlands, woodlands and estates. It has breathtaking views and beautiful ponds.

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Toukie Mortimer
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Hiking

Lovely walk in the countryside. Nice views

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Jim Skinner
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Hiking

A very nice walk through the Kent countryside. The biggest mistake we made today was doing this walk on the hottest day of the year 38°. Not as picturesque as other walks I have done, but very beautiful none the less. Recommended especially if you want to avoid steep inclines.

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nancy nancy
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Hiking

A lovely walk in the beautiful Kent countryside. We saw bluebells and several fields of gorgeous oilseed rape. Lovely views, picture perfect England in the spring. The sun shone and despite yesterday’s torrential rain it wasn’t muddy. A bit of road walking with no pavement, but only for a short while. 10.05.2019

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Mark Sims
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Excellent walk. Very good for bluebells April/May.

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Cecilia Desgrippes
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Great walk, we did it on a sunny and dry day. Beautiful views.

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Ieva Aleksandraviciute
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Beautiful!!

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Deepak Juneja
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loved this place.... had so much fun there

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Chris Combs
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Got this from the Explore Kent website (which I think is supported by EveryTrail) so I had a printed guide too. Easier to follow with the GPS and it helped me stay on track. A lovely walk albeit slightly overgrown in places with nettles but think that is true everywhere at the moment.

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Sukhjinder Mp
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weather at this place is really awesome :)

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Borbala Nagy
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David Marsden
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Chloe I’Anson
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Alex Young
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Megan Johnson
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Marc Orlino
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Andrew Sampson
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Lety Bochut
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Andrew Sampson
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Evaldas Šaulys
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Lee Beech
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