Links

Links to local attractions and facilities

Surrounding Villages and Area

Pubs & Restaurants

Castle Pub, Castle Hill

1 mile – great steaks

Halfway House, Brenchley

2 miles – CAMRA pub, lots of outside seating
www.halfwayhousebrenchley.co.uk

Hopbine, Petteridge

2 miles – CAMRA pub, cosy with home cooked food
www.thehopbine.pub

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden

2 miles – historic pub under new management.

The Poet at Matfield

3 miles – fine dining of the highest quality
www.thepoetatmatfield.co.uk

The Vineyard, Lamberhurst

5 miles – Excellent varied menu.
www.elitepubs.com/the-vineyard

Turmeric Gold, Tudeley

6 miles – excellent Indian cuisine
www.turmericgold.com

Poacher & Partridge, Tudeley

6 miles – pub restaurant
www.thepoacherandpartridge.co.uk

Star & Eagle, Goudhurst

6 miles, hotel restaurant
www.starandeagle.co.uk

Woolpack, Yalding

6 miles Good menu including Gluten free and vegetarian options
www.woolpackyalding.co.uk

Great House, Hawkhurst

8 miles, English and French cuisine
www.thegreathouse.net

Bull, Three Leg Cross

9 miles, good pub grub. Ideal if you are walking round Bewl.
www.thebullinn.co.uk


Tourist Information

Visit the Heart of Kent

www.visitheartofkent.com

Visit Kent – The Official Kent Tourism Website

www.visitkent.co.uk

Tunbridge Wells

www.visittunbridgewells.com

Tonbridge Castle

www.tonbridgecastle.org

Sevenoaks

www.sevenoakstown.gov.uk

Maidstone

www.visitmaidstone.com

Cranbrook

www.cranbrook.org


national trust

National Trust Properties

There are many local National Trust properties nearby. Local National Trust Property page.


English Heritage

Local English Heritage properties.


Castles and Gardens


Walking

The High Weald Landscape Trail or a number of local paths.


Cycling

Route 18 of the National Cycle Network is close by as well as the easier Parish Pedals to explore. 
Bedgebury National Pinetum and cycle ways (bike hire) 
Bewl Water Country Park – Sailing, biking, windsurfing and trout fishing


Birdwatching

RSPB Tudeley Woods

All three British species of woodpecker live in the wood as well as nuthatches and treecreepers. The springtime there is a carpet of bluebells and primroses. Many different warblers nest on the reserve.
RSPB Tudeley Woods

RSPB Broadwater Warren

Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Broadwater Warren is a large conifer plantation with a few remnants of heathland surviving. The RSPB are restoring the area to its original habitat of a wildlife-rich mosaic of heathland and native woodland species with some clumps of pines, a wet woodland, a rare woodland mire and forest ponds.
RSPB Broadwater Warren

Birding UK and Ireland

Bird Forum, places to see birds and bird information. You can ask experts where the best places are in the area.
UK and Ireland Bird Forum

Bewl Water Country Park

200 bird species have been recorded.
www.bewlwater.co.uk

Bedgebury Forest

One of the best sites for Hawfinch in the south-east and usually 30-50 birds can be seen flying in to roost in the cypress trees between late November and early March. The area attracts Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin in winter. Long-eared Owl can be sighted in winter.
www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk


Shooting

West Kent Shooting Club


Fishing

Fishing at Horsmonden, Flimwell, Hartley and Bewl Water


Golf

Local golf courses include:

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Other Attractions