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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  4.2 miles (6.7km) approx. 8,375 steps
Allow 2 hours

About the walk:
This walk takes you on a route through fields and orchards... more »

Tips:  Distance: 4.2 miles (6.7) Allow 2 hours
Start/Finish: Pluckley Church
Stiles: 3
Gates: 10
Terrain: Fields, orchards and tracks. Gentle... more »

How to get there:

By Car: From A20 near Charing, follow signs to Pluckley. The walk can also be reached from A274 near Headcorn, follow signs for Pluckley
Postcode: TN27 0QS
Parking: Limited on road parking in Smarden Road and on Station Road near the school and church. Please note that the pub is for patrons only

Bus: 306 (Ashford-Biddenden) 2 journeys, Mon-Sat.
523 (Ashford-Biddenden) 4 journeys, Mon-Fri. 2 journeys, Sat

Traveline: 0871 200 22 33.

Please note the route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and waymarking on the 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

From the church, walk down The Street past school and pub to main road. Beware of traffic. Turn left on Forge Hill and cross over to right hand side to follow Greensand Way signpost down bridleway.

2. Point 2

Follow surfaced track past houses and pass through gate into field. Continue ahead and go through 2 more gates in close succession. Follow waymarking arrows across the field, heading for another gate (keep dogs on a lead if livestock are present).

3. Point 3

Go through a fourth gate to follow path as indicated by waymarking arrow, bearing left to head towards a gate in the corner of the field.

4. Point 4

After passing through gate, turn right along path. A few metres on, bear right to head towards trees until you come to a gate.

5. Point 5

Go through gate and into a field. Follow along left boundary heading for a gate to the left of the house in the corner of the field. Follow path across driveway to end of track.

6. Point 6

Turn right to follow byway. In summer months the path may be overgrown in a few places. Towards the end, pass houses along a driveway.

7. Point 7

Beware of traffic. Cross road to join path through gap in fence and cross field, heading for corner of hedgerow ahead, and beyond that, a gate.

8. Point 8

Cross gate into field and continue straight ahead, heading to right of farm buildings. Follow arrows down some steps to driveway, through a gate and continue past houses to road.

9. Point 9

Beware of traffic. At road turn left and cross to gate on the other side (opposite houses). Go through gate and turn right, follow along right hand side boundary to sign post on right.

10. Point 10

Follow track as indicated by sign post across field towards woods. Go through gap to follow path through wood.

11. Point 11

On exiting woods continue straight ahead on path crossing field. Upon reaching field edge, turn right to follow the boundary to the road.

12. Point 12

Beware of traffic. At the road, follow signposting for the Stour Valley Walk, past the Swan Inn pub. Go up steps opposite pub car park (marked by Greensand Way sign post) and follow path bearing right – not straight on past church.

13. Point 13

Following Greensand Way signs, go through gap in hedge into orchard and follow path through trees until you reach another gap in hedge. Go through this gap and on through another until you reach a clearing with three large trees. Turn right and follow the boundary edge, looking out for a stile in the hedgeline on the right.

14. Point 14

Go over stile and cross over track to continue ahead. Follow arrows down bank out of orchard on to enclosed path crossing over 3 stiles to a road.

15. Point 15

Beware of traffic. Cross over road and go through gap into orchard. Walk straight ahead, following along the hedge to your left and passing a number of houses on your right. Continue through orchards for approximately 750 metres.

16. Point 16

Go through gap into recreation ground and
cross the field. Beware of traffic. Go through gate to meet main road and turn left. Take the first left to walk into The Street to make your way back to the church.

17. Pluckley View

18. Apples