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The Hare and Groombridge Walk is a 4 mile loop trail located near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 475 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from The Hare in Langton Green, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The site of the Hare has been home to a pub since 1785, the present building dating back to 1901, and it is a beautiful spot in the centre of Langton Green. The walking route is fairly strenuous but well worth the effort with lovely views, peaceful stretches of ancient tracks and a visit to Groombridge Place, a stunning moated manor house which is now home to a surprising range of animals. There are a number of climbs and descents throughout the route and, whilst most of the path surfaces are well made, they can get muddy in places. Some of the paths are quite narrow and can be a little overgrown in late summer. You will need to negotiate a number of kissing gates, some steps plus nine stiles (some with dedicated dog gates but one which dogs may need a lift over). You are likely to come across cattle grazing in some of the fields so take care with dogs. One of the fields may also be holding some of the menage of animals from the Groomfield Place estate (such as an alpaca or zedonk!). Allow 2 to 2.5 hours.

Langton Green is situated on the A264 Langton Road, just a couple of miles west of Tunbridge Wells. The walk starts and finishes at The Hare which is on the junction between Langton Road and The Green. The pub has just a handful of parking spaces directly in front of it, so if you are completing the walk please park along The Green instead, on the left-hand side of the road next to the village green. Approximate post code TN3 0JA.

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Annie Horley
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Hiking

Lovely walk through woodland and open fields. If you time it right you might see a falconry display as you walk past Groombridge Place.

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David Monaghan
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Hiking

Very enjoyable walk with a nice mix of shaded woodland and open fields. Very clear and easy to follow instructions.

Franky Roma
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Charlie Moore
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First time using this app and I loved the descriptive instructions. Late Summer has led to many of the paths being overgrown which is a shame but I'd definitely do this walk again.

UK Brewery Tours
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Hiking

The Hare has a good range of cask beers available.

Helen Emmerson
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Hiking

Decent walk with a good mixture of woodland and meadows. Children of 10 & 12 found it enjoyable and managed to spot some alpacas. Bit of wait in first meadow with cattle blocking exit. Excellent pub meal at the end.

Julian Mapled
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Excellent directions. Up to ATG standards

Matt de B
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Very easy to follow, took us 1h45m with our little 3yr old Yorkie... lovely walk with plenty to see, we did it in August and a lot of the narrow paths were overgrown with stinging nettles so shorts not recommended! Had a lovely lunch at The Hare before we set off!

jamie keeble
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First to Review

Our very first walk to start out as a family of four, kids are 3 and 8 months. This was an amazing walk which included every aspect we could have hoped for woodland, fields and meadows, a pub for lunch and farm animals. A great day for all. If any gripe, personally a little bit long for the 3 year old to handle : )....

Megan Johnson
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Will Higgins
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Craig willis
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Chung C.
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Lee Beech
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Jonathan Tuck
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Stephanie Gibb
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Jane Boulcott
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Fraser Hall
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Vassiliy Tengayev
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Claire Hanratty
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Connor Terry
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David Allen
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Celine Smith
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Ash Joy
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Zoe Milanovic
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Alastair Rodgers
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David Gibson
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Kevin H
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Alan Carr
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