Bore Place - Blue Trail

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

Technical sheet
No. 5910110
A Chiddingstone walk posted on 04/03/21 by Bore Place. Update : 04/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.34mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 75ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 89ft
Highest point Highest point : 308ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 210ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Chiddingstone
Starting point Starting point : N 51.219573° / E 0.155159°
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Description

(D/A) Using the map to guide you, leave the car park. Follow the track through the farmyard passing the milking parlour on your left, bear right continuing past the straw barn and then the large barn, on your right. Look for the entrance to the Market Garden on your right where you will pick up more waymarkers to follow. Turn right to cross the Market Garden to a squeeze gap. Head diagonally left up the field, towards the gate at the top. Pass through the copse to the next field known as The Mount.

(1) Then trace the woodland edge on your right-hand side. When you get to the end of the field, turn right through a gate. This next field can be very muddy after wet weather so be careful. Do not follow the farm track here but look for the next waymark post in the fence line over to the left and pass through the squeeze gap next to it. Then walking roughly parallel to the track, look for another waymarker post at a gap in the hedge ahead, where you pass over a small footbridge to bring you out into the next field. Now continue straight ahead along the edge of the fields until you reach the pond and rest area near the bottom of Forge Field.

(2) After the pond, turn right to join SR258. Here, turn right again and walk on this way until you're back at Bore Place car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 233ft - Bore Place
1 : mi 0.33 - alt. 308ft - The Mount
2 : mi 0.92 - alt. 210ft - Pond
D/A : mi 1.34 - alt. 233ft - Bore Place

Useful Information

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Bore Place is home to the Commonwork Trust, established by Jenifer and Neil Wates in 1977, to explore ways of living and working sustainably.
Bore Place House is a Jacobean grade II listed manor, rumoured to have hosted Henry VIII. There are approximately 250 milking cows in the Bore Place organic dairy herd.
Energy from wind, solar and biomass installations reduces Bore Place CO2 emissions by 50%.

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