Local Attractions & Walks

Castle Farm is set in one of the most picturesque Valley’s in Kent. There is plenty to entertain the whole family for a great day out  – from walks and gardens through to country village pubs and quaint little tea houses. Here are some links which you may find useful.

Local Attractions

The valley has a range of attractions to appeal to the whole family for a day out;

Please note, if you are visiting the area, please do not leave your car at The Hop Shop and go for a walk. There is a public car park at the Lullingstone Visitor Centre.


Shoreham Village Duck Race takes place on the May Bank Holiday Monday.









The Darenth Valley Walk

‘From Hops to Lavender – narrated by Farmer William. Devised for the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Discovering Britain’ project.

  • On this five mile walk between Shoreham and Eynsford you will find out how the lie of the land – its slopes, rivers and the rocks beneath your feet – influences what can be grown here. Discover how farming practices have changed over the generations through the personal stories of a local farmer.
  • Find out how this landscape fed a nation during the Second World War, where the robes for the Queen’s coronation were made and a crop that might help you sleep. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a stone’s throw from London and is a delightful place to explore.
  • Download this RGS walk here and explore our beautiful Valley

“We went on the Darent Valley walk ‘From hops to lavender’ and haven’t stopped talking about it since. The walk was incredibly well researched and planned, making it very informative and easy to understand. We can safely say that our first Discovering Britain walk was a pure pleasure to go on. And finally, not only did we easily get out of London for some fresh countryside air and exercise, but we learnt lots of new things about Britain that others now know too!”

Luke Smith and Eleanor Sleet, Dulwich, London

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