The route passes through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Walkers can enjoy the undulating countryside of the High Weald, a landscape of patchwork fields, broad-leaved woodland and parkland. It passes through the villages of Southborough, Pembury, Frant, Groombridge and Speldhurst. The route is of interest for its natural history, archaeological, historical and architectural features.
If you do not want to take on the challenge of completing the full 27.5 miles (44.3km), there are plenty of opportunities to sample sections of the walk. Savour the atmosphere and the changes in the scenery through the seasons in greater depth.
Shorter circular walks
The Tunbridge Wells Circular has been designed with four shorter circular walks, using fully waymarked link routes. Each walk starts in the centre of the historic town within easy reach of the railway station and local bus services.
The Southborough Circular, the Pembury Circular, the Sussex Circular and the Speldhurst Circular each highlight distinctive areas of this stunning Wealden countryside.
Click below to visit the Explore kent website to download the walks
The walk route was originally created in 1989 and launched with a booklet in June 2002. This book is out of print and there have been some amendments to the walking route.
The new book covering the Tunbridge wells circular, and including six Walk through time routes for Cranbrook and surrounding area , is available to buy directly from the Kent Ramblers.
Click here – http://www.kentramblers.org.uk/Books/ to visit the publications page.