Kent Ramblers: Walk 182



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Camer Park & Luddesdown

Distance: 6.1 miles

OS Map: Explorer 163 (Start at grid reference TQ64669)

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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 larger field.

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 lane.

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 page's banner.

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.

The Wealdway

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 finest countryside.

Public Transport

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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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