Walk 2156 - printer friendly version
Lullingstone Castle Circular Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres
Grade - easy
Start - OS grid reference TQ526638
Lat 51.3527890 + Long 0.1900569
Postcode DA4 0JF (approx. location only)
Lullingstone Country Park in Kent offers a circular walk across an undulating landscape. The route offers a view of Lullingstone Castle, which is only open on special occasions, the nearby lake, attractive parkland, the remains of a Roman villa, woodland and many other points of interest around the walk. The circular walk follows a waymarked path with black arrows. A longer similar version of this route can be found at Walk 2156.
The start is the Lullingstone Country car park (grid ref. TQ526638) which lies a short distance off the A225 near Eynsford. After parking locate the riverside path and turn north (left). You follow a short section of the Derwent Valley path passing the lake on your right. At the end of the lake the route joins a tarmac drive. Continue past the impressive brick gatehouse through which you can see Lullingstone Castle. Continue ahead along the drive for a further 600 metres to reach the Lullingstone Roam Villa which is manged by English Heritage (fee payable).
Just before reaching the Roman villa, turn left along a wide gravel path (grid ref. TQ530651) into woodland (marker post with black arrow). The grassy track continues ahead for 900 metres following the black arrow waymarks. The path then turns left (grid ref. TQ522654). Continue along the clear path past Parkgate Farm on your right to reach Lullingstone Park Golf Course. Car park (grid ref. TQ507645). Continue through the car park and take the paved path to the right of the club house and golf course. After 150 metres bear right at a fingerpost (signed Circular Walk) and continue through Beechen Wood back to the start follow the waymarks with black arrows.