Slow Ways linking Headcorn and Ashford (Kent), Cranbrook, Lenham, Maidstone, Marden, Tenterden

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Headcorn’s six Slow Ways: 42%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Headcorn from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Crahea one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 92m Descent 147m
Headcorn—Ashford (Kent)
Heaash one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 117m Descent 101m
Healen one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 171m Descent 76m
Heaten one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 179m Descent 145m
Maihea one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 182m Descent 175m
Marhea one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 53m Descent 55m
Marhea two Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -

Collective progress

43% of Headcorn’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









3 people have contributed to Headcorn’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Headcorn

84km out of 109km have been walked and reviewed

83km of reviews have been shared in Headcorn

Latest Updates

The correct route is to follow the path along the railway fencing then cross the field just to the north of the path that terminates....


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Hardly any gradient to this walk but the beginning (Leaving Headcorn) along the Smarden Road is to encounter a very fast stretch of road which some may feel intimidated by....


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Goonerbod surveyed Headcorn

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Not the best walk, a lot of missing way markers and finger posts many of the paths are overgrown there are also trees across the paths. Ploughed fields without the paths being reinstated. In Staplehurst the route directs you down a dead end and indicates a footpath that doesn't exist, i checked on kent Footpaths....

Mat Young

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Great walk a few overgrown paths otherwise pretty accesable....

Mat Young

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The next section from Chart Sutton area across fields and then turning left towards Sutton Valence was reasonable walking. Care needed crossing A274 road into Sutton Valence ( lovely views) Steeps steps down from upper part of Sutton Valence and then below castle there was a step and very overgrown path ( very wet at the time ) Dropped down by fruit farm and very sticky ground towards Heniker Lane which I managed to follow around Weald of kent GOlf Course and then finally lost definitive route and ran out of time just after the Golf Course....


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CaptainNavi added Marhea two, a new walk from Marden to Headcorn

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Slow Ways added Crahea one, a new walk from Cranbrook to Headcorn

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Headcorn—Ashford (Kent)

Slow Ways added Heaash one, a new walk from Headcorn to Ashford (Kent)

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Slow Ways added Healen one, a new walk from Headcorn to Lenham

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Slow Ways added Heaten one, a new walk from Headcorn to Tenterden

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Slow Ways added Maihea one, a new walk from Maidstone to Headcorn

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Slow Ways added Marhea one, a new walk from Marden to Headcorn

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Headcorn, Thu 30 March



Headcorn’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

51.16789° / 0.62237°

Easting / Northing

583,432E / 144,229N


Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Headcorn's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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