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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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Iden Green and Benenden WI

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Tue 31st Mar

Members and friends lunch
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'Hello, how are you?' club

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Sat 18th Apr, 10am

A chance to meet, relax, or catch up
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 20th Apr, 7pm

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Spring Celebration Barn Dance

Sat 25th Apr, 6:30pm

Proceeds to local causes
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Weald of Kent Morris

Fri 1st May, 12pm

May Day Dancing at The Bull
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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 18th May, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 15th Jun, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 21st Sep, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 19th Oct, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Mon 16th Nov, 7pm

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Parish Council Meeting

Wed 9th Dec, 7pm

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