Hextable Parish Council
 
 

Community Walks

Fancy a walk - Take a stroll for about 30 minutes
Just a short walk of about 1 mile will provide the opportunity to see some of the special places in
Hextable.
Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.
The full walk is mapped here:

1) Cross at the pelican crossing towards St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s is twinned with St Pauls in
Swanley village.
2) Turn left to College Road to walk past St Peter’s Church and follow College Road.
3) Walk until you reach the Avenue of Limes on your left and the impressive gates to your right.
4) The Avenue of Limes were planted in Elizabethan times as the entrance to Hextable House,
which stood behind the large impressive gates.
5) Walk through the gates to Hextable Heritage Gardens, the remaining part of the agricultural
college maintained by the Hextable Parish Council. You will see exercise equipment which
you may like to try as you walk into the gardens.
6) Turn left to follow the pathway round the gardens to view the amazing herbaceous borders,
roses, lavenders, passing the allotments on your left to reach the newly updated pond on
your right.
7) Continue to you reach the car park where you will face the Hextable Heritage Centre, the
home of the Hextable Heritage Society.
8) At the car park, walk out of the entrance passing the Hextable Parish Council on your right
where you can review the notice board to update yourself on current activities of the parish
and other providers of classes etc.
9) Turn left at the end of Crawfords and turn first right into Dawson Drive. You will see a
pathway ahead of you. Follow this to join Clarement Road and turn right to follow Claremont
Road. At the end of the road you will have reached Malyons Road where you will turn right.
10) Malyons House will be at the bottom of the road to your right.
11) Turn left and walk back to the Hextable Post Office.

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You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the walk and do so at your own risk using appropriate equipment /
footwear

Fancy a walk? Take a stroll for about 45-70 minutes
Just a short walk of about 2 miles will provide the opportunity to see some of the special places in
Hextable.
This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs / buggies as one of the pathways is narrow.
Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.

1) Cross at the pelican crossing towards St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s is twinned with St Pauls in Swanley village.
2) Cross College Road and St David’s Road to go to Rowhill Road. Walk up Rowhill Road passing houses built around 1879, Emerson Park being a collection of retirement apartments and care home and Hextable Primary School.
3) At the cross roads, go straight on to continue to walk up Rowhill Road. This is now an unmade road.
4) Continue walking passing the entrance and exit from Paxwood Campsite, the home of the Girl Guide Camp site, opened in 1957.
5) Ignore any pathways, bridleways on the left.
6) You will continue to walk up Rowhill Road until you reach a sharp left hand bend in the road. There will be an enclosed piece of ground to your left with overhead cables above you.
7) At the left hand bend in the road you will see to your right a Kent County Council DR116 red pathway sign.
8) Take this pathway, with a wire fence to your right
and ignore the first left hand fork in the path.
9) As you walk, you will reach a sharp left hand bend in the pathway with a large fence post on the left and a yellow footpath sign on your right. Turn left here to continue the main pathway. Ignore that pathway as it goes straight on. The fence has been removed here and this is not the right path.
10) The fence you will follow is now on your left and changes to barbed wire.
11) Continue until you reach the main road, coming out at steps and a footpath sign opposite Mabel Road.
12) There is a dog bin here.
13) Turn right and walk back along the main road until you read the village green. Here you can walk through the green to reach the post office, passing the War Manorial of the two soldiers and new village green access.

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You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the walk and do so at your own risk using appropriate equipment /
footwear.

Fancy a walk? Take a stroll for about 60-75 minutes
Just a short walk of about 3 miles will provide the opportunity to see some of the special places in
Hextable.
This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs / buggies as one of the pathways is narrow.
Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.

1) Cross at the pelican crossing towards St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s is twinned with St Pauls in Swanley village.
2) Cross College Road and St David’s Road to go to Rowhill Road. Walk up Rowhill Road passing houses built around 1879, Emerson Park being a collection of retirement apartments and care home and Hextable Primary School.
3) At the cross roads, go straight on to continue to walk up Rowhill Road. This is now an unmade road.
4) Continue walking passing the entrance and exit from Paxwood Campsite, the home of the Girl Guide Camp site, opened in 1957.
5) Ignore any pathways, bridleways on the left.
6) You will continue to walk up Rowhill Road until you reach a sharp left hand bend in the road. There will be an enclosed piece of ground to your left with overhead cables above you.
7) At the left hand bend in the road you will see to your right a Kent County Council DR116 red pathway sign. Ignore this and follow the road round to the left. Keep going until the end, you will pass private road signs as you walk.
8) At the end of the unmade road, you will come out onto a tarmac road. There will be a restricted byway sign with number DR121 pointing left. Take this pathway – it looks like you are walking towards someones house (The Bungalow). At the end of the roadway there is a narrow pathway taking you through an open field area. The path is clearly visible but can be overgrown.
9) Follow this as it bends left and pass a purple round Kent County Council Restricted Byway sign. The sign will be on your left next to a “no tractor” sign on a white pole.
10) The next landmark is another restricted byway on a finger post pointing left next to an iron gate. Turn left here and continue on the pathway. This leads to a new fence and out onto a road next to a stable.
11) Follow the road walking with the table behind you. At the end there will be another finger post in the hedge opposite. Follow the post pointing straight ahead. Ignore any right hand pathways or paths to the houses. Take this short pathway through woods and out after a short climb back into Rowhill Road.
12) Turn right and walk along Rowhill Road back to the Post Office.

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You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the walk and do so at your own risk using appropriate equipment /
footwear.

Fancy a walk? Take a stroll for about 60-75 minutes
Just a short walk of about 2.7 miles will provide the opportunity to see some of the special places in
Hextable.
Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.
The full walk is mapped here:

This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs / buggies as one of the pathways is narrow. Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.
1) Cross at the pelican crossing
towards St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s is
twinned with St Pauls in Swanley village.
2) Cross College Road and St David’s Road to go to Rowhill Road. Walk up Rowhill Road passing houses built around 1879, Emerson Park being a collection of
retirement apartments and care home and Hextable Primary School.
3) At the cross roads, go straight on to continue to walk up Rowhill Road. This is now an unmade road.
4) Continue walking passing the entrance and exit from Paxwood Campsite, the home of the Girl Guide Camp site, opened in 1957. At the next sign on the left, Restricted Byway, turn left and follow the unmade road with a high wall to your right. You will feel as though you are walking back on yourself. Continue along this roadway until you reach three large houses and a finger post.
5) Ignore the post to the left and walk straight on entering an enclosed pathway with three large houses on your right with a round pond in the front garden of the last one. Follow the pathway- no turnings – until you reach The Ship Public House on your left. Cross the road.
6) Enter into pathway DR126 and walk straight ahead. Follow the straight line as the pathway becomes an unmade road. When you see caravans on your left, turn left before entering Stanhill Farm - where there is a farm shop selling a wide variety of produce. The caravans will still be on your left.
7) Walk straight ahead until you reach a hedge boundary with a telephone mast to your far right. Here you need to left and follow the field boundary with the hedge on your right.
8) Follow the field round and as the boundary bends round to the right, there will be a gap in the hedge where you can enter into a pathway with a fence facing you. Turn right here.
9) Follow the pathway until reaching Crawfords road where you will see Hextable Parish Council and the Hextable Heritage Gardens to your right. Take a walk round the gardens, the remaining part of the agricultural college maintained by the Hextable Parish Council. You will see exercise equipment which you may like to try as you walk in the gardens or turn left into Crawfords. Turn right at the end of Crawfords into Dawson Drive. At the end of Dawson Drive walk down College Road back to the post office.

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You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the walk and do so at your own risk using appropriate equipment /
footwear.

Fancy a walk? Take a stroll for about 60 minutes
Just a short walk of about 2 miles will provide the opportunity to see some of the special places in
Hextable.
Begin from the Hextable Post office at the corner of Home Hill and the Main Road.
The full walk is mapped here:

1) Cross at the pelican crossing towards St Peter’s Church. St Peter’s is twinned with St Pauls in Swanley village.
2) Turn left to College Road to walk past St Peter’s Church and follow College Road.
3) Walk until you reach the Avenue of Limes on your left and the impressive gates to your right.
4) The Avenue of Limes were planted in Elizabethan times as the entrance to Hextable House, which stood behind the large impressive gates.
5) Turn left through the swing gate to walk through the Avenue of Limes and follow the clear pathway to the end meeting the road at a swing gate.
6) Cross the road and enter Swanley Park. Depending on the time of your walk the café may be available.
7) Walk towards the lake and admire
the birdlife going through a small gate and then turn right towards the Swanley Park sign and the children’s play area.
8) Follow the lake round to the left and walk towards willow trees following the line of the lake. As you reach the back of the lake you will see a pathway at the park edge. Turn right and follow this pathway, passing a dog bin on your left. At the end of the pathway, you will reach a path to the left taking you towards allotments. Walk with the allotments on your left until you reach the roadway at Woodlands Court Flats which will be on your right.
9) Continue to the end of the road and turn left. Walk towards concrete pillars and another dog bin to a pathway through trees and hedges coming out at Woodlands Close and Haven Close.
10) Turn right onto Woodland Rise and walk down to Swanley Lane.
11) Turn left at Swanley Lane passing the Indian restaurant, crossing Archer Way, Highlands Hill until you reach Five Wents Hall built after the First World War of 1914-1918.
12) Continue until you return to the Hextable Post Office.

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You are responsible for your own safety while undertaking the walk and do so at your own risk using appropriate equipment /
footwear.