Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

Country activities

Tenterden is surrounded by the High Weald Area, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with easy access to an unbeatable range of country activities.

Walkers can easily explore the spectacular scenery surrounding the town and follow the country trails. There are circular walks in and around the town, or if that's too energetic, why not 'park, walk and ride' - by steam train.

The quiet country lanes are also a cyclist heaven with cycle route 18 linking Tenterden to both Ashford and Tunbridge Wells.

Horse riding is available locally and anglers can try their luck in the well stocked lakes, river and trout waters. Golfers are also spoilt for choice with top quality courses locally including the international course at Chart Hills.

St Mildreds from Chennel Pk
St Mildred's Church, Tenterden, from Chennel Park
Photo: Alan Ramsay


Tenterden Trout Waters enjoys an excellent reputation with discerning fly fishermen and is situated in a picturesque and peaceful location just a few minutes from Tenterden.  The 3 lakes are stocked regularly with Rainbow and Brown trout, ranging in size from 2lbs to 12lbs.