Walks, Rides and Runs

Green Farm is set on a small working farm surrounded by 12,500 acres of ancient woodland and beautiful Kent countryside. We encourage all our visitors to roam around our farm, to explore the numerous footpaths and byways on the door step. There is an abundance of wildlife, with bluebells in May, nightingales singing in June and our young lambs playing in the fields in summer.

 

Here are just a few suggestions, the routes are quite rural so we recommend you bring appropriate clothing as some of the tracks are cross country, although we do have some spare wellies you can borrow!  

Walks

In the winter months the farmland and surrounding countyside can be quite muddy, so please make sure you bring appropriate footwear. Alternatively you can stick to the pavements and country roads around the church and conservation area. Turning right out of Duck Lane into Church Lane can be a quiet road to walk on.   

Farm Walks

We have produced a simple map to help you explore our farm.

Kings Head Walk 

A very short walk, by road:  turn right out of barn, left at Church Lane crossroads, right at the end of Church Lane, Kings Head is just along the road on your right.

 

If the weather has been dry, you could try the route across the fields: Look for the footpath on your right in Church Lane soon after passing the Old Forge house. This is a narrow track behind some garden fences that opens out to cross a field once you have climbed the style, goes through a kissing gate and you will see the Kings Head across the next field.

Woodland Walk

A 3.7k  woodland walk taking you through our fields onto the Old Coach Road, (says Duck Lane on the ordinance map) across our neighbours land and back through our own land.

Walk to Woodchurch The Six Bells 

A lovely 3 mile varied cross country walk through woodlands and across farmland to the beautiful village of Woodchurch with two pubs and a village green. If you fancy just one way, then why not drop a car off at The Six Bells Woodchurch.  Its 6 miles if you do want to walk there and back and there is a round route to. 

Walks further a field

For more details of walks in other parts of Kent, click on the button.

Wye Downs Walk

A lovely 4 mile walk which takes you from the centre of Wye up onto the North Downs to the Devil's Kneading Trough with it's dramatic views. Wye is a beautiful village with coffee shops and a couple of local pubs, we recommend The Kings Head which is walkers and dog friendly.

There are some details below about some more interesting local walks.

Pluckley Walk
Sissinghurst
The North Downs Way

Rides

The countryside surrounding Green Farm is perfect for bike rides. We have listed some of our favorite rides below and even if you haven't brought a bike to Green Farm there is even the option to hire bikes which can be delivered directly to Green Farm.

Cross Country Tracks around Green Farm

During the summer months you can access the Old Coach Road (says Duck Lane on a ordinance map) at the bottom of Duck Lane,  simply turn left out of the main gate and left at the bottom of Duck Lane.  This track goes along a path which takes you through beautiful ancient woodlands. Through these tracks you can access quiet country lanes, one suggestion is to continue  to The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Our Favourite 1 hour Cycle Through country Lanes

This is our favourite short bike ride, which starts directly outside Green Farm, through Orlestone Forest, then with views across the marsh and the rolling hills of East Sussex. From Green Farm turn right onto Duck Lane and then directly right again on to Church Lane.

More Cycle Routes

For a list of the best Kent cycle routes click on the button below. National cycle routes 18 and 11 are close by.

Cycle Hire

Even if you haven't brought a bike with you don't worry as you can still get bikes delivered directly to Green Farm.

Runs

The countryside surrounding Green Farm is a lovely place to have a run either on the footpaths or the quiet country roads. We have left some of our recommendations below.

Winter Runs

During the winter months we recommend that you stick to the quiet country lanes. A suggested route from Green Farm is to follow these directions as a guidance.

 

Turn right out of the main gate, then right onto Church Lane (past the Old Church on your left) this road takes you through the middle of Orlestone Forest which is (2 miles route to the end of Church lane).  You can simply turn back for a 4 mile run or we recommend turning right if you would like to go further. Please take care of occasional traffic. 

Cross Country Runs

During the summer months, there are lots of cross country runs (some are on rough ground across footpaths) however at the bottom of Duck Lane there is a byway the old coach road (Duck Lane on an ordanance map) which has a couple of routes in different directions.  To access these tracks turn left out of your main gate, go down to the bottom of the road and turn left at the end onto the tracks.  

This track goes along a path which takes you through beautiful ancient woodlands and past an SSSI.

Footpaths

If you like cross country and you are happy to go across routes rarely used with stiles and animals in the fileds.   Then do check out some of the many footpaths running through and around Green Farm. Please ask if you would like some guidance.

Green Farm, Duck Lane
Shadoxhurst, Kent TN26 1LT
 
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