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Paddock Wood


Slow Ways linking Paddock Wood and King's Hill, Lamberhurst, Maidstone, Marden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, Tonbridge

Great Britain / Kent / Paddock Wood

Paddock Wood’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Paddock Wood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Paddock Wood—King's Hill
Padkin one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 167m Descent 92m
Paddock Wood—Lamberhurst
Padlam one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 281m Descent 257m
Paddock Wood—Maidstone
Padmai one

Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 167m Descent 163m
Paddock Wood—Marden
Padmar one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 29m Descent 22m
Paddock Wood—Marden
Padmar two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Royal Tunbridge Wells—Paddock Wood
Roypad one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 214m Descent 291m
Southborough—Paddock Wood
Soupad one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 139m Descent 241m
Tonbridge—Paddock Wood
Tonpad one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 28m Descent 36m
Tonbridge—Paddock Wood
Tonpad two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 74m Descent 81m

Collective progress

39% of Paddock Wood’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









6 people have contributed to Paddock Wood’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Paddock Wood

69km out of 121km have been walked and reviewed

98km of reviews have been shared in Paddock Wood

Latest Updates

There was a climbable but locked farm gate off the road at Mascalls Court Farm TQ 6774 4380, perhaps to prevent GPX-misled traffic for the housing being built just behind (on land they sold!). In practice it was fine though, traffic was very quiet and kept a good distance away when passing, but traffic elsewhere was pretty quiet this weekend, could be a Coronation traffic abberation. Otherwise, one locked farm gate which I hope is temporary....

Daisy C

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The path shown between Paddock Wood and Matfield does not exist....

Arin Hoad

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Flat and sometimes muddy but ok in boots except short bit through orchard tractor churn, north of Five Oak Green, where it nearly came over!...

Daisy C

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Tonbridge—Paddock Wood

Daisy C added Tonpad two, a new walk from Tonbridge to Paddock Wood

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Paddock Wood—Marden

Ken added Padmar two, a new walk from Paddock Wood to Marden

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It's fine as way of walking from Paddock Wood to Maidstone - the paths are easy to find, it's fairly direct and much the way is on flat, gravel or tarmac surfaces....


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Also, the path onwards from near the School towards Paddock Wood is in very poor condition; you get a prize for finding the start [it's a small unmarked door within a large gate] and when you get to a large ditch there's no bridge [photo attached]. My Group had to abandon path walking at that stage and walk along relatively busy roads into Paddock Wood. I've reported the footpath problems to KCC but note that there are uncleared entries back to 2008!...

Martin S

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This is a reasonable route with some pleasant sections by the river Medway and in the higher ground above Yalding.( Walked in late summer /autumn)....


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Walked the route Marden to Paddock Wood the Route is blocked with locked gates through private properties, way markers and access is sketchy in a lot of places....

Mat Young

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Paddock Wood

crb46 surveyed Paddock Wood

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Paddock Wood—King's Hill

Slow Ways added Padkin one, a new walk from Paddock Wood to King's Hill

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Paddock Wood—Lamberhurst

Slow Ways added Padlam one, a new walk from Paddock Wood to Lamberhurst

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Paddock Wood—Maidstone

Slow Ways added Padmai one, a new walk from Paddock Wood to Maidstone

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Paddock Wood—Marden

Slow Ways added Padmar one, a new walk from Paddock Wood to Marden

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Royal Tunbridge Wells—Paddock Wood

Slow Ways added Roypad one, a new walk from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Paddock Wood

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Southborough—Paddock Wood

Slow Ways added Soupad one, a new walk from Southborough to Paddock Wood

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Tonbridge—Paddock Wood

Slow Ways added Tonpad one, a new walk from Tonbridge to Paddock Wood

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Paddock Wood, Sun 28 May


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Paddock Wood’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.18215° / 0.38927°

Easting / Northing

567,086E / 145,260N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

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Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

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