The Devil’s Kneading Trough is the largest and most famous of the steep-sided dry valleys with tremendous panoramic views to the borders of Sussex that characterise the hills of the Kent Downs. It is a National Nature Reserve with extensive chalk grassland supporting a variety of rare orchids, butterflies and dormice.
Enjoy the freedom of the countryside and let it enhance the learning skills of children. Walk this route and school children and teachers alike will experience an enthralling day in the Kent Downs. They will discover a sense of place and knowledge of locality whilst exploring the countryside through creative learning linked to curriculum subjects.
Click the blue buttons on the map below to find out about each activity and its suggested location on the walk. Print the map from the link at the bottom of the page for a detailed route. Print or select individual pupil worksheets and teachers guides using the links on the right.
The Countryside Code should be followed whenever you go on a visit to the countryside and you will get the best enjoyment possible from your walk and help protect the countryside now and for future generations. See Teacher's Guide on right to learn more.
Postcode starting point: TN25 5PL or TN25 5HX.
Parking: Two parking areas on Coldharbour Lane, either side of the road by the Devil's Kneading Trough restaurant.
Train: Nearest station –Wye (2.5miles)
Start/Finish: Junction with Amage Road with The Sreet and Brabourne Road at Brook
Terrain: Some steep slopes, field paths, steps, tracks and woodland tracks with excellent views
Refreshments: Devils Kneading Trough Restaurant
WC: In Wye