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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  4.5 miles (7.2km)approx. 9,000 steps
Allow 2.5 hours

About the walk:
Goodnestone is probably best known for the fascinating gardens... more »

Tips:  Distance: 4.5 miles (7.2km) allow 2.5 hours
Start/Finish: Goodnestone Church
Stiles: 6
Gates: 0
Terrain: Field paths and tracks. Some... more »

How to get there:

By Car: From the A2 at Barham take the B2046 to Aylesham/Adisham. Follow signs to Goodnestone
Postcode: CT3 1PG
Parking: Limited on road parking in Goodnestone
Bus: 544 (Walmer-Canterbury) 1 journey, Wed only. 542 (Walmer-Sandwich) 1 journey, Thurs only

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

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Points of Interest

1. Point 1

The walk begins opposite the church in the centre of Goodnestone. From the church head north-east down the main street for around 50 metres until you reach a fingerpost on your right hand side. Turn right here and follow the part surfaced track down a slight slope.

2. Point 2

At the bottom of the slope turn right at the waymarker signs. Follow the path uphill across a grassy field to the field corner where there is a stile to cross on the edge of some woodland.

3. Point 3

Cross the stile and follow the waymarkers on a path through the wood. When you reach a track running left to right, continue straight on through the wood until you reach a stile at the edge of the wood followed by a road.

4. Point 4

After crossing the road, follow the sign on path across an arable field for around 450 metres, aiming for the large tree. Cross over stile and follow waymarker arrows on path across fields to another stile at the field edge. Cross stile and continue down a short slope to the road.

5. Point 5

Cross road and go up a small flight of steps. Following the signpost, head across a short section of field, along the boundary and eventually between fences to the road.

6. Point 6

On reaching the road, turn left. At a junction, continue straight on and uphill towards Chillenden Windmill.

7. Point 7

Turn right and follow the stone track to the windmill. Go through a small gap to the right of a locked gate. You are now at the site of Chillenden Windmill. Keeping to the right, go through another small gap and follow waymarker arrows across a field to the road.

8. Point 8

Cross the lane and follow the signpost across a field up a slight slope where your will eventually meet another road. Cross over road and follow signpost along field edge, to left of telegraph pole and through a gap between some trees. Follow path across field until you reach a cutting.

9. Point 9

Once you reach the cutting, proceed down the bank. When at the bottom of the cutting, turn right and continue for a short distance beofre bearing left up a short bank and follow the waymarker arrows and grassy path across a field for around 300 metres where your reach a short slope. At the top continue to follow the path for another 400 metres... More

10. Point 10

Turn left and follow track with a hedge on your right until you reach the road. Cross the road and climb verge, follow waymarking across field and turn left at waymarker at field edge. Continue along field edge and cross boundary, keeping to the right of the hedge until you reach a stile. Cross stile and follow waymarking along field edge to... More

11. Point 11

On reaching a stile, turn left and follow the path. At waymarker, bear right and follow path across a field. Proceed through gap in the hedge, and cross the bridleway.

12. Point 12

Continue straight on and follow waymarking across fields up a gentle slope until you get to another gap on a field corner. Go through the gap and follow waymarkers along the field edge and down a fairly steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, head through a gap and follow the enclosed path down the side of private gardens to the fingerpost at the... More