Charing is a picturesque village with historic buildings along the High Street and around the church. It was a stopping point on the pilgrim trail to Canterbury. Coming from the station cross the A20 to the High Street and bus stops in Old Ashford Road.
Hothfield Heathlands contain Kent's four remaining valley bogs and rare fragments of ancient heathland
surrounded by broadleaved trees. Wildlife includes warblers, dragonflies, gorse bushes and rare bog plants.
Waymarked circular trails (these may be wet in winter). Information board in car park.
Open at all times.
Bus 10X from Old Ashford Road, off High Street (¼ mile from Station) to Hothfield, School Road, 6 minutes journey. M-S about hourly, Sun & BH infrequent. Note that buses use the Hothfield stop in both directions. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Ashford International.
Godinton House is a country house with 600 years of history. The rooms contain collections
of furniture, art, porcelain and curios. Admission to the House is by guided tour. A yew hedge surrounds the formal gardens
with wild, Italian and walled gardens beyond. Tearoom. Events programme. Tel. 01233 643854.
Open House Apr-Sep, FSSu & BH 1300-1700. Gardens Mar-Oct, Daily 1300-1800.
Bus 10X from Old Ashford Road, off High Street (¼ mile from Station) to Potters Corner, Hare & Hounds, 10 minutes journey, then 1 mile walk. M-S about hourly, Sun & BH infrequent. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Ashford International.