Trosley Ramble

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This peaceful walk around Trosley Country Park takes in countryside around the village of Trottiscliffe. The route includes sections of the Pilgrims Way, a 120 mile long path from Winchester to Canterbury.

The walk passes areas of the park’s unique chalk grassland, a habitat that is home to many rare plants, supporting the dark green fritillary and chalkhill blue butterflies.

The Coldrum stones lie along the route, a 3000 year old burial site that is one of the best preserved of its kind in Kent. Up here you’ll encounter glorious views over the landscape.

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Step by step guide

  • From the car park, head down the sloped path, past the notice board. Turn left and follow the path (North Downs Way) through the trees.
  • At the way mark post, turn right to follow path B, which leads down some steps.
  • As you reach the wire fence, bear left and do not cross the stile.
  • At the bottom of the steps, turn left, keeping the fence on your right.
  • At the chicane rails, turn right to leave the park. Beware of traffic.
  • Cross the lane and enter a field through the gate opposite. Keep the hedge line to your right as you pass through a second gate. Go straight ahead until you reach a junction with a house on your right.
  • Turn left at the junction and head for Trosley Court and the church.
  • Follow the path through the courtyard and in front of the church and cottages.
  • Immediately after the cottages, turn left and uphill. Pass through a squeeze stile and follow the path uphill and over the field.
  • Cross the road and take the track to the right of the bungalow. This takes you to the Coldrum Stones car park.
  • Passing through the car park, continue on past houses on your left. As the path drops downhill it makes a T junction. Turn left onto the Wealdway and climb the hill.
  • As the Wealdway meets the lane, turn left. Beware of traffic. You are now on the Pilgrims' Way. Follow this, passing houses on your left, until you reach a junction in the lane.
  • Turn right, through the gate, to return to Trosley Country Park. Head towards the gate at the end of the steel fence.
  • Pass through the gate and climb the hill, keeping the wire fence to your left.
  • Pass through the gate and keep climbing. Ignore paths off to the left and right.
  • Straight ahead through the gate and follow the winding path down then up a number of steps.
  • 7 On reaching the junction with the main park path, turn left and return to the visitor centre.