Easily accessible through White Horse Wood Country Park, discover the ruins of Thurnham Castle, just 3 miles north-east of Maidstone.

The ruins of Thurnham castle date back to the 12th century, the fortress belonged to the de Say family, then the de Thurnhams. Stephen and Robert de Thurnham crusaded with Richard the Lionheart however they never returned. The castle was then left to decay.

You can access the ruins through White Horse Wood Country Park, where there is parking available. The North Downs Way National Trail runs just below the site.

Walking routes

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White Horse Wood Country Park
Detling Hill
ME14 3JE

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