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Local Walks and History

In 1295, Robert Toys paid 12d to the Manor of Otford for the right to keep pigs in Otford Woods and it is likely that he or his family gave their name to this area of Brasted Chart. Toys Hill was part of the Common of Brasted Chart where local people kept pigs and cattle, gathered peat and firewood and quarried Chertstone for their roads and buildings.

You will find a map for all walks and information in Toys Hill National Trust car park
Toys Hill is made up of more than 450 acres of hilltop woods cared for by the National trust. To help you explore the woods there are several miles of way marked paths.
The Green circular path 1 & 3/4 miles takes you round the hilltop.
The longer Red route includes steep sections with steps.
The Orange short circular walk is suitable for less-able visitors and wheelchairs
The is also a permissive Bridle path
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The English Oak in the picture was planted to celebrate H.R.H Queen Elizabeth the queen Mother's 80th birthday and the 80th year of Toy's Hill Village Hall by K.W. (rab) Barker and Emily McKenzie, Toy's Hill's oldest and youngest inhabitants, on 30th June 1990. All that remains of Weardale is a lawn and terrace, a grand house Weardale Manor was a grand house, country home to Lord and Lady Weardale in the early part of the twentieth century. On a fine day you can see four counties - Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. Philip james Stanhope, Lord Weardale, was the youngest son of the 5th Earl of Stanhope. The Bat Tower was the inspiration of the National Trust's Wardens in North Kent. They felt the disuses water tower could be turned into a hibernation site bats. Built in 1906, the tower stands at the highest point on the Greensand Ridge in Kent, surrounded by 450 acres of woodland which is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Painting by Teresa Tanner of the Bat Tower Click Here

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