3 miles (4.8km). Approx 6,000 steps. Allow 2 hours.
This circular walk is an excellent start to exploring the south
west corner of Kent, heading out into the countryside from the
historic town of Edenbridge.
Maps and guides:
About the walk:
Beginning in the Marlpitt Hill area of the town, this lovely
walk leads you out through the countryside to Broxham Wood, before
returning along field paths.
The route passes a restored moat that marks the spot where
Broxham Manor stood in the 13th century. The manor was rebuilt and
now stands opposite the moat, after twice being damaged in
Edenbridge grew up at the Roman crossing point of one of the
River Medway's key tributaries, the River Eden, and is on the upper
plain of the River Medway.
A local legend claims that in the 16th century, two ladies of
the parish complained about having difficulties reaching the church
on the stepping stones across the river.
Money was raised locally and a Great Stone Bridge Trust was
formed. Today, as well as ensuring a good river crossing for the
town, the Trust supports many local initiatives.
The town, and its surrounding countryside, were at the heart of
the Wealden iron industry.
If there is time to spare at the end of your walk, Edenbridge
has a trail highlighting many of the historic buildings to be
discovered in the town.
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How to get there
Postcode starting point: TN8 6AL.
By Car: Edenbridge is on the B2026 south of the
M25 at Junction 6.
Parking: Parking is available in Edenbridge town
centre and train station.
Train: Nearest station: Edenbridge (0.5 miles).
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950.
Bus: 231/ 233 (Tunbridge Wells – Edenbridge)
hourly, Mon – Sat. 236 (East Grinstead – Oxted) Mon-Fri 2-4
journeys. Traveline: 0871 200 22 33.
If you need to report a problem on this route
please call 0845 345 0210 or use the online
reporting tool. You can then choose to receive regular updates
about the progress of your report.