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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

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Edwardian Christmas at Scotney Castle

Sat 27th Nov to Thu 23rd Dec

Step back in time this Christmas
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Beacon Field wild meadow

Thu 2nd Dec, 11am

You can help create the future meadow
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Benenden Primary School Christmas Market

Fri 3rd Dec, 3:30pm

Lots of festive goodies and fun
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Christmas Fair with Santa's Grotto

Sat 4th Dec, 2:30pm

Benenden Pre-School Fundraiser
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Wines from the Rhone

Sat 11th Dec, 7pm

8 wines from top producers+regional food
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 13th Dec, 7pm

The village democratic processes
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Merry and Bright Christmas Party

Tue 14th Dec, 2pm

Celebrate with friends
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Christmas Quiz

Sat 18th Dec, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Preparing St Georges .....

Mon 20th Dec, 9:30am

.... for Christmas
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Christmas Village Lunch

Tue 21st Dec, 12:30pm

Come and join local friends
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Parish Carol Service

Tue 21st Dec, 7:30pm

By candlelight
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