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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

Benenden Tennis Tournament

Wed 17th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Thu 18th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Fri 19th Jul

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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Sat 20th Jul

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Open-air Jazz and Blues

Sat 20th Jul, 2pm

The perfect way to celebrate summer
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Cornhole tossing

Sat 20th Jul, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Benenden Tennis Tournament

Sun 21st Jul

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Service

Sun 21st Jul, 4:30pm

A service at Harmworth Court
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Merry and Bright Club Summer Party

Tue 23rd Jul, 3pm

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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 27th Jul, 8am

For non-compostable things
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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 27th Jul, 9:20am

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