Camer Park & Luddesdown
Distance: 6.1 miles
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Start from free car park in Camer Country Park.
Head directly away from entrance of car park along
clear track, keeping left to remain parallel to park
boundary on left. Emerging through gate beside
lodge at bend in road, turn right onto fenced track
(Wealdway), turn right with woodland on right and open
fields on left. Follow track round left hand bend
then gently right past a couple of houses. After
section of woodland on right, keep forward at cross
paths and follow left hand edge of open field then
through short section of woodland into vineyard.
Head down right hand side of vineyard to gate and steps
into field. Turn left along top of field, soon
becoming a vineyard, and after 190 metres at bench on
left turn right down path through vineyard. Beyond
bottom, head uphill keeping to right of line of trees
ahead. Go through gate and woodland to emerge
through hedge onto Oakenden Lane.
Go straight across up steps, cross field to
protruding corner of hedge and turn left with hedge on
right. Continue to corner, down steps and emerge
at junction of lanes at Luddesdown. Turn right
along private drive past church on right and old barn on
left. After right hand bend in drive go through
gate on left into very small field downhill linking to
Head to top corner of field past metal gate on left,
bear right then go through second metal gate (adjacent
to field gate) into vineyard. Bear right along top
of vineyard for 530 metres then pass through metal gate
into meadow. Bear slighty left to gate and in next
field follow gently descending path parallel to vineyard
on left. At next gate enter another vineyard now
with vines on both sides; continue to gate 40 metres to
left of corner and go up steps into Buckland Road.
Turn right to road junction then right down Lockyers
Hill. Immediately after Great Buckland Farm take
path up steps on right. Bear diagonally right
across corner of field, over stile then turn left up
edge of field. On reaching corner of woodland
maintain direction up left hand edge of next field and
at corner enter wood. Emerging from top of wood
into field, bear left across field to stile and maintain
direction across next field to lane.
Turn right and when lane turns left go ahead keeping
to right of black and white timber-framed house.
Follow track bearing slowly right. On reaching
gate on right go forward remaining inside woodland but
with large open field over fence on right. At
bottom of wood go over stile and straight down field
keeping to right of tennis court. Go over stile,
across drive, up grassy bank and take path initially
alongside fence into wood. At top emerge onto
Bear right and take track leaving lane at angle on
left climbing with wood on left and field on right.
Follow round to left at top and go through kissing gate
on right into field. There are two paths across
field – take left one heading over brow of field and
disappearing from sight towards hedge at bottom.
Through kissing gate in hedge head up field towards gate
in middle of top edge to right of large barn. Go
through kissing gate into lane.
Go through kissing gate opposite and follow path
alongside fence on right. Cross next field to top
right corner and go through kissing gate into wood.
On far side of wood, follow left hand edge of field
past equestrian jumps to corner. Turn left along
track now retracing steps from start of walk.
Follow track, pass buildings on left, pass junction of
paths across open fields, bear left and when track turns
sharp right go forward through kissing gate hidden in
bushes back into Camer Country Park. Keep going
straight forward through trees then across grassland
back to car park.
Thanks to Jack Yan for the photograph used for this
Points of Interest
Camer Country Park
The park covers 46 acres of parkland and woodland and
there is a small café. It is noted for its wildlife,
particularly slow worms and common lizards. The park is
very popular with dog owners, which some visitors find
off-putting. The mature parkland was once the
grounds of Camer House, formerly the home of the
Smith-Masters family built in the 17th and 18th
centuries and now Grade II listed. The estate was sold
to Strood Council in 1967 and later transferred to Kent
County Council but the house was retained in private
ownership and is now divided into several dwellings.
From the lodge at the edge of Camer Park all the way
to Great Buckland Farm, this walk follows the
Wealdway, an 82 mile
walk from Gravesend to Eastbourne across some of our
The most northerly point of the walk is just 300
metres from Sole Street station. Alternatively you
can walk from Hook Green which is served by the 308 bus
from Borough Green (not Sundays).
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maintained as possible. Of course we also organise
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Map contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright
and database rights 2023. Some paths on map are based
on data provided by Kent County Council but do not
constitute legal evidence of the line of a right of way.
In addition to the walking routes on our web site we
have published three popular walking guides:
Guide to Tunbridge
Wells Circular Walk and other walks in the area
Guide to the
Kent Coast Path: Part 1, Camber to Ramsgate
Guide to Three
River Valley Walks in West Kent: Darent Valley Path,
Eden Valley Walk and Medway Valley Walk