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Things to do in Knockholt, Kent

Knockholt enjoys an airy situation on the crest of the North Downs.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

It is an old village, and over the years its focus has shifted from the original centre round the church to its offshoot Knockholt Pound a mile away.

The village straggles along the road between them, and along the roads to Halstead and Pratt's Bottom.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

It doesn't have a picturesque old centre and its big houses are not open to visitors, but is a pleasant old village with pubs, a church and amenities including a popular plant nursery.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

The North Downs Way footpath passes close to Knockholt Beeches, locally reputed to be the highest point in Kent, though there is some debate on this point.

Knockholt is a popular stop-off point for North Downs Way walkers and offers a good way to relax and rest the feet.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

Knockholt railway station is over two miles from the village, and owes its odd situation to a gap between tunnels on the main London to Sevenoaks line.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

The Green Dragon coming out of Knockholt tunnel excited the teenage Edith Nesbit, who then lived nearby and later put it into The Railway Children.

View of Knockholt © Jeffrey Darlington
View of Knockholt

Given its promixity to the village, the station may not be the most convenient way to get to Knockholt.

Description by Jeffrey Darlington

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