Four Pits Walk

A long distance walk of 40 miles through beautiful Kent, the garden of England. The link in the walk is four disused collieries in the county. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Northbourne
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: TR334523
Climbing: 590 metres
Walk time: 15-20 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Four Pits Walk is a circular walking route in Kent which goes through pleasurable south-east countryside. The four pits which incorporate the title and essence of the walk are the former collieries of Betteshanger, Tilmanstone and Snowdown, which all closed in the 1980s, and Chislet, which closed in 1969. From the start in Northbourne the walk visits Little Betteshanger, Betteshanger, Doves Corner, Tilmanstone, Kelk Hill, Nonington, the site of Snowdown Colliery, Aylesham, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Westbere Marshes, Fordwich, Westbere, Hersden, Chislet, Upstreet, Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, Wickhambreaux, Wingham, Goodnestone, Eastry, Farthingate, Hay Hill, Finglesham and the site of Betteshanger Colliery before finishing back in Northbourne.

Useful Links:
Long Distance Walkers Association

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