Teynham – First Fruit walk
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Explore the historical fruit fields of Kent which Henry VIII chose to plant. Be prepared to discover acres of immaculately conserved orchards which traditionally are the home of the delicious Kent cherry. Richard Harris, Henry VIII’s fruiterer established the present orchards which were reserved for the King and his court.
Today the orchards extend to over 165 acres and supply the nation’s tables through the famous King’s Orchard label. Walking through a patchwork of pretty cornfields and strawberry fields, you’ll find hidden Kentish villages and distant reminders of the areas brickmaking industry.
Explore quaint Kent villages intertwined with village pubs – a reminder of the thirsty work carried out by local people in the 7 brickfields in Conyer – the brick earth and chalk soil in the area was perfect for brick making as well as fruit growing.
Walk past Nichol Farm home to the Moor family since 1923 who produce apples, pears and juice to major retailers further along these country lanes you can find home grown produce for sale outside of homes
Look out for sheep grazing in orchards and pretty thatched cottages.
If you love Kent’s heritage and the wonderful fruit that is produced here then this is a walk for you! With lots of opportunity for a food or drink stop, there’s nothing not to enjoy here!