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5.2 miles (8.3km) approx. 10,375 steps
Allow 3 hours
About the walk...
This walk starts at Sutton Valence and joins the
Greensand Way, heading to the nearby villages of
East Sutton and Ulcombe before returning through
fields offering some fine views. Along the way is
the Norman Church in East Sutton that dates from
the 14th century. As you near the end of the walk
you pass Sutton Valence Castle. All that remains are
the ruins of the12th-century stone keep, but there
are wonderful panoramic views over the Weald
from the site.

Distance: 5.2 miles (8.3km) allow 3 hours
Start/Finish: Sutton Valence
Stiles: 7
Gates: 5
Terrain: Field paths. Some moderate slopes
Views: Some good views
Toilets: None on route
Refreshments: Shops and pubs at Sutton Valence
Walk Overview
How to get there...
Road Map:
Multimap website
www.multimap.com.
Search for “Sutton Valence”.
By Car: Sutton Valence is
just off the A274 between
Maidstone and Headcorn.
Parking: Limited parking is available in Sutton Valence.
Please park with consideration to other road users.
Train: Nearest station: Headcorn (4 miles).
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950
Bus: 12 (Maidstone – Headcorn). Hourly Mon-Sat.
2 hourly Sun.
Traveline: 0870 6082608



For guidance only, actual conditions encountered may be different to what is shown depending on weather and time of year.
Photo Guide
This circular walk is one of a number of walks produced by
Kent County Council. If you liked this walk you can find more
on the Explore Kent website at
www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent
We welcome any feedback about this walk or the content
of the guide. If you know of a good walk and would like to
share it, please let us know and we may feature it on our
website.
If the route description or pictures are out-of-date please
e-mail explorekent@kent.gov.uk
Please tell us about any problems concerning the paths
using the Kent Report Line 0845 345 0210.
This guide is available in other formats on request.
03/2007
When you’re out walking
in the countryside,
please respect the
Countryside Code.
FAMILY FUN!
Walking is not only a healthy
activity but it can be fun and
informative too. Free activity
worksheets for children of all
ages to take on the walk can be
ordered by emailing
explorekent@kent.gov.uk
or calling
08458 247600.
www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent
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Walks in West Kent
• Be safe – plan ahead
and follow any arrows or
signs
• Leave gates and property
as you find them
• Protect plants and
animals, and take your
litter home
• Keep dogs under close
control
• Consider other people
RESTRICTED
BYWAY
BYWAY
BRIDLEWAY
FOOTPATH
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Route Description
From parking walk ahead on the cobbled
footpath past The Swan Pub and the Post
Office (beware of right hand drop to road).
Continue on the path past some houses on
your right. Take care walking along the road.
On reaching crossroads continue straight on
and follow the Greensand Way footpath sign
across field.
Continue along field boundary and cross
track. Keeping house to your right, head
across field towards road. Follow Greensand
Way signs along road (Church Lane). Pass a
church on your right as you enter East Sutton.
At crossroads, continue straight on, pass over
stile and continue along edge of field, still
following the Greensand Way. Pass through
gate and continue with apple orchard to your
right. Pass through 2 more gates as you head
towards the road. Take care crossing road.
Pass through gate and turn left following
Greensand Way, pass Morry Barn on the left.
Turn right off road to follow Greensand Way
sign and continue along path to the side of
field. There are good views on the right. Pass
through gap and continue along left edge of
field, passing Church Farm on your left. Bear
right past All Saints church car park as you
approach the road ahead.
Leaving the Greensand Way, turn right to
follow the road (Ulcombe Hill) downhill. Enter
the village of Ulcombe and pass The Harrow
Inn pub on the right.
Turn right to follow the footpath sign in front
of the school, across a stream and along
left edge of field. Continue up a slight hill,
through gap and down towards road.
Cross road and follow footpath sign over stile
and across field. Go over another stile, cross
stream and continue towards the road.
Cross road following footpath sign over stile.
Go through gate and continue ahead across
field. Cross stream, go through gate and head
across field to stile and follow path through
woods.
Follow path through woods. Cross over stile
and stream as you exit woods and follow field
edge crossing over another stile as you head
towards the road.
Cross stile and turn left to follow road. A short
distance on, turn right to follow footpath sign.
Pass lake on left and go through gap. Follow
path along edge of field and up slight slope.
Cross over stile to continue on path towards
road.
Cross stile and turn right to follow road.
After a short distance turn left to follow
the bridleway. Pass house and continue on
surfaced road. Take care walking along the
road.
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Walk your way to a
healthier lifestyle
“Walking for one mile burns virtually the same
number of calories as jogging for one mile, it just
takes a little longer!”
“Walking is FREE and requires no special equipment
or clothing – as long as you are comfortable”
“Regular walking helps reduce the risk of heart
disease, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure”

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Continue along road and bear left, passing
ruins of a castle on the right.
After a short distance you reach Sutton
Valence village. Take the first road turning
on the right to take you back to the Post
Office where you started.
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Stile Gate View

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Route Description
From parking walk ahead on the cobbled
footpath past The Swan Pub and the Post
Office (beware of right hand drop to road).
Continue on the path past some houses on
your right. Take care walking along the road.
On reaching crossroads continue straight on
and follow the Greensand Way footpath sign
across field.
Continue along field boundary and cross
track. Keeping house to your right, head
across field towards road. Follow Greensand
Way signs along road (Church Lane). Pass a
church on your right as you enter East Sutton.
At crossroads, continue straight on, pass over
stile and continue along edge of field, still
following the Greensand Way. Pass through
gate and continue with apple orchard to your
right. Pass through 2 more gates as you head
towards the road. Take care crossing road.
Pass through gate and turn left following
Greensand Way, pass Morry Barn on the left.
Turn right off road to follow Greensand Way
sign and continue along path to the side of
field. There are good views on the right. Pass
through gap and continue along left edge of
field, passing Church Farm on your left. Bear
right past All Saints church car park as you
approach the road ahead.
Leaving the Greensand Way, turn right to
follow the road (Ulcombe Hill) downhill. Enter
the village of Ulcombe and pass The Harrow
Inn pub on the right.
Turn right to follow the footpath sign in front
of the school, across a stream and along
left edge of field. Continue up a slight hill,
through gap and down towards road.
Cross road and follow footpath sign over stile
and across field. Go over another stile, cross
stream and continue towards the road.
Cross road following footpath sign over stile.
Go through gate and continue ahead across
field. Cross stream, go through gate and head
across field to stile and follow path through
woods.
Follow path through woods. Cross over stile
and stream as you exit woods and follow field
edge crossing over another stile as you head
towards the road.
Cross stile and turn left to follow road. A short
distance on, turn right to follow footpath sign.
Pass lake on left and go through gap. Follow
path along edge of field and up slight slope.
Cross over stile to continue on path towards
road.
Cross stile and turn right to follow road.
After a short distance turn left to follow
the bridleway. Pass house and continue on
surfaced road. Take care walking along the
road.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
Walk your way to a
healthier lifestyle
“Walking for one mile burns virtually the same
number of calories as jogging for one mile, it just
takes a little longer!”
“Walking is FREE and requires no special equipment
or clothing – as long as you are comfortable”
“Regular walking helps reduce the risk of heart
disease, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure”

6
12
10
11
13
Continue along road and bear left, passing
ruins of a castle on the right.
After a short distance you reach Sutton
Valence village. Take the first road turning
on the right to take you back to the Post
Office where you started.
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5.2 miles (8.3km) approx. 10,375 steps
Allow 3 hours
About the walk...
This walk starts at Sutton Valence and joins the
Greensand Way, heading to the nearby villages of
East Sutton and Ulcombe before returning through
fields offering some fine views. Along the way is
the Norman Church in East Sutton that dates from
the 14th century. As you near the end of the walk
you pass Sutton Valence Castle. All that remains are
the ruins of the12th-century stone keep, but there
are wonderful panoramic views over the Weald
from the site.

Distance: 5.2 miles (8.3km) allow 3 hours
Start/Finish: Sutton Valence
Stiles: 7
Gates: 5
Terrain: Field paths. Some moderate slopes
Views: Some good views
Toilets: None on route
Refreshments: Shops and pubs at Sutton Valence
Walk Overview
How to get there...
Road Map:
Multimap website
www.multimap.com.
Search for “Sutton Valence”.
By Car: Sutton Valence is
just off the A274 between
Maidstone and Headcorn.
Parking: Limited parking is available in Sutton Valence.
Please park with consideration to other road users.
Train: Nearest station: Headcorn (4 miles).
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950
Bus: 12 (Maidstone – Headcorn). Hourly Mon-Sat.
2 hourly Sun.
Traveline: 0870 6082608



For guidance only, actual conditions encountered may be different to what is shown depending on weather and time of year.
Photo Guide
This circular walk is one of a number of walks produced by
Kent County Council. If you liked this walk you can find more
on the Explore Kent website at
www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent
We welcome any feedback about this walk or the content
of the guide. If you know of a good walk and would like to
share it, please let us know and we may feature it on our
website.
If the route description or pictures are out-of-date please
e-mail explorekent@kent.gov.uk
Please tell us about any problems concerning the paths
using the Kent Report Line 0845 345 0210.
This guide is available in other formats on request.
03/2007
When you’re out walking
in the countryside,
please respect the
Countryside Code.
FAMILY FUN!
Walking is not only a healthy
activity but it can be fun and
informative too. Free activity
worksheets for children of all
ages to take on the walk can be
ordered by emailing
explorekent@kent.gov.uk
or calling
08458 247600.
www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent
5
8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
Walks in West Kent
• Be safe – plan ahead
and follow any arrows or
signs
• Leave gates and property
as you find them
• Protect plants and
animals, and take your
litter home
• Keep dogs under close
control
• Consider other people
RESTRICTED
BYWAY
BYWAY
BRIDLEWAY
FOOTPATH