With panoramic views of the Weald, Mariners Hill near Chartwell is a fantastic spot to enjoy a good walk or just admire the surrounding countryside. Walk in the footsteps of one of the National Trust’s founders, Octavia Hill.
Mariners Hill is much enjoyed by local people and dog walkers, who value its tranquil walks and excellent panoramic views of the Weald.
The wildlife in the area includes many native birds and an array of dead-wood invertebrates. The hill has several paths which form small circular walks or, for those with more time, there is the long-distance Greensand Way, which runs along the northern boundary.
The character of the wood was dramatically changed by the storm of 1987, however damaged areas were left to recover naturally. These are now developing into maturing semi-natural woodlands. Don’t miss a visit in spring when the woodland comes alive with a carpet of bluebells.