Octavia Hill Centenary Trail


This year the National Trust have been commerating the life of one of it’s founders, Octavia Hill, who passed away 100 years ago.

There have been many events and activities organised nationwide to celebrate this extraordinary woman. The rangers down at the North Kent National Trust Portfolio have created a Centenary Trail with the help of local volunteers and the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust. The trail comprises of two parts that can be walked together or separately as two circular walks. The walks start at Toys Hill carpark (Chart Lane, Toys Hill, Kent) and take in footpaths around the surrounding woodland and farmland across the Greensand Ridge, showcasing spectacular views across the Weald and sites important and inspriring to Octavia herself.

If this is of interest please read the below information regarding the walk:

Free Guided Walk, 13th August 2012

Join a local volunteer for part 2 of the Octavia Hill Centenary Tail. Tread the ground and admire the picturesque views that inspired Octavia to found the National Trust.

The route is 6 miles long and will take at least 4 hours. There will be rest stops along the way, including a visit to the Chartwell tea room.

The walk is open to all ages and abilities and will be led at a relaxed and steady pace. There are hills, stiles and muddy ground, so please wear suitable attire.

Starting at Toys Hill car park, 10.30am, Monday 13th August.

Please phone 01732 750960 or email kelly.payne@nationaltrust.org.uk to book.

Having walked the route myself I can highly recommend going along and seeing a part of Kent that contains many hidden gems. If you cannot make the guided walk the directions and more information on the walk are available here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/london-and-south-east/view-page/item715784/


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