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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

Drop off items for Benenden Church Fete

Mon 18th Apr to Thu 16th Jun, 12pm

Clothes, books, bric-a-brac, toys, etc.
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Ladder toss

Sat 21st May, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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An afternoon in the garden

Sun 22nd May, 2pm

In aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust
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Merry and Bright Club - Jubilee party

Tue 24th May, 2pm

All welcome
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Quiz night at St George's Club

Sat 28th May, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Celebration of a life in service

Thu 2nd Jun, 8:30pm

For everyone .....
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Lighting the village beacon

Thu 2nd Jun, 9:30pm

Lighting up at 9.45pm
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee-A 'right royal' variety performance

Sat 4th Jun, 7:30pm

Sketches, songs and singalong
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Village sharing lunch

Sun 5th Jun, 12:15pm

Opportunity for village to get together
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Benenden Church Fete

Sat 18th Jun, 12pm

Fun and frolics for the whole family
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Right Royal Jubilee Quiz at St George's Club

Sat 18th Jun, 8pm

Come and try your luck
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