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Benenden landscape

Ernest Pollard has provided a commentary on 4 walks around the village so that you can discover the variety and beauty of the village yourself. Additionally there is a walk route avalable through a local project here.

You can get your own copies of Ernest's walks (as 'PDF' files) by selecting below ....

Trail 1: Goddards Green and Church Wood This is a short walk, starting from Starting in Goddards Green at TQ817346 around Church Wood, taking about 45 minutes.

Trail 2: The Old Manor House, Hemsted and The Ford A walk of about an hour and a quarter starting at starting in Benenden cross-roads at TQ806331

Trail 3: Walkhurst Road and the Beacon A walk of about one and a half hours, starting from the war memorial at TQ834333

Trail 5: Iden Green, Coldharbour Road and Tom Watt A walk of about one hour, partly along roads (mostly quiet lanes) and partly footpaths. Starting in the centre of Iden Green at TQ803316

Trail 6: The Hexden Valley A walk of about one hour and three quarters and is mostly along quiet roads, but on the one footpath, a liking for cattle is an advantage.Starting in the centre of Iden Green at TQ803316

Trail 7: Standen and Dingleden This walk, of about one and a half hours, starts at the Woodcock pub in Woodcock Lane (currently, as at September 2018, is closed) and is mostly along quiet country lanes. Go to map of start at TQ807313

Read How Benenden Evolved

Ernie Pollard maintains an excellent website that records and discusses the landscape of Benenden through the ages

Old Benenden Map
The centre of Benenden in the late 19th century

Events

During Coronavirus period please check with organiser

Christian aid week - local donations online

Mon 10th May to Sun 16th May

Donate online Benenden & Iden Green
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 17th May, 7pm

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Open Garden for St Michael's Hospice

Tue 18th May, 10:30am

Beautiful garden near the church
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Parochial Church Coucil Annual Meeting

Mon 24th May, 7:30pm

Elections for PCC official posts
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 21st Jun, 7pm

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WI Summer garden party

Tue 29th Jun

For existing members only
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Open-air Jazz and Blues

Sat 17th Jul, 3pm

The perfect way to celebrate summer
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 19th Jul, 7pm

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Iden Green and Benenden WI

Tue 20th Jul, 2pm

A social afternoon for potential members
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 20th Sep, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 18th Oct, 7pm

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