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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

Parish Council Meeting

Mon 10th Dec, 7pm

Come and see what's happening
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Primary School Nativity

Wed 12th Dec, 2pm

Bring a tissue - happy emotional event
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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 15th Dec, 8am

For non-compostable things
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Refuse Lorry for Domestic Waste

Sat 15th Dec, 9:40am

For non-compostable things
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Christmas Party and Meat Raffle Draw

Sat 15th Dec, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Merry and Bright Christmas Party

Tue 18th Dec, 3pm

Celebrate with friends
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Preparing St Georges .....

Wed 19th Dec, 10am

.... for Christmas
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Parish Carol Service

Wed 19th Dec, 7:30pm

By candlelight
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Christmas Draw

Sat 22nd Dec, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Crib Service

Mon 24th Dec, 3pm

For everyone .....
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Communion

Mon 24th Dec, 11:30pm

St George's Church
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