Bore Place - Green 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. 5915274
A Chiddingstone walk posted on 04/03/21 by Bore Place. Update : 05/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 1.42mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 52ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 52ft
Highest point Highest point : 285ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 213ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Chiddingstone
Starting point Starting point : N 51.219563° / E 0.155245°
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Description

(D/A) Using the map to guide you, leave the car park. Turn left back down the Bore Place driveway following the waymarkers, turn hard right at the Old Forge, and cross a stile in the hedge. Continue straight ahead up the hill, crossing two stiles until you reach the point where you merge with the Red trail before Batfold Wood.

(1) Now go straight on, heading uphill, directly across the next field for Batfold Wood. Cross the stile into the wood. On leaving the wood, a resting place and stunning views over Bough Beech Reservoir greet you. Walk along the top edge of the field to the next waymarker.

(2) From here you can turn left to pick up the footpath to Bough Beech Reservoir and the Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, or turn right to head back towards Bore Place. Cross the field keeping left into the next field where the Bore Place wind turbine is located. Go diagonally across this field, left of the turbine. Find a squeeze gap in the fence then cross the stile ahead. This brings you back to Bore Place, from where you can retrace your steps bearing right down the farm drive to the car park. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 233ft - Bore Place
1 : mi 0.59 - alt. 249ft - Batfold Wood
2 : mi 0.87 - alt. 272ft - Footpath
D/A : mi 1.42 - 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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