A path through Holly Hill
31 acres (woodland 18 acres)

Holly Hill nestles in the North Downs between Snodland and Vigo. A small wood with a circular path, you can expect to complete your walk in 30 minutes. If you prefer, you can follow the network of footpaths through the trees.

Whilst it may not be the largest wood, it is one of the highest in Kent. As you wander the paths, you'll find a flat area with spectacular views over the countryside. On a clear day you can see as far as Canary Whalf in London.

Holly Hill is made up with a mixture of beech, yew and chalk grassland. In the spring, the wood explodes into beautiful colour with a carpet of bluebells.

If you want to extend your walk, there are two points of interest nearby. Coldrum Long Barrow, near West Malling, is under three miles away. Kent's best kept secret, the site was built 1,000 years before Stonehenge. The wood itself in on the North Downs Way which covers 153 miles through Surrey and Kent. The Wrotham to Cuxton section passes by the entrance to the wood.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council own and manage Holly Hill.

  • bluebell wood
  • small picnic area and rest points
  • viewpoint with noticeboard showing areas of interest
  • trig point
  • dogs allowed
  • horse riding
  • pathways are not surfaced and may be narrow
  • there are natural changes in level and steps

There is a small, free, car park open daily, with a two metre height barrier. Access is along the narrow Holly Hill Road.

The car park opens at 9am. From April to October it closes at 7pm and November to March at 5pm.

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