Hosey and Crockham Hill Commons, Westerham | Sevenoaks District Council

Hosey and Crockham Hill Commons, Westerham

These large areas of wooded common land lie high up on the Greensand Ridge in the west of our District in Westerham Parish. They are owned and managed by the Squerryes Estate.

Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) which means they are some of the most valuable areas of countryside in Kent. There is also a series of old ragstone mines, which now serve as a hibernation site for five species of bats and are managed as a Nature Reserve by Kent Wildlife Trust.

The commons are ideal for walking, horse riding and cycling as a network of footpaths and bridleways criss-crosses both sites, including the Greensand Way.

Some paths are flat but others are steep and the commons are not generally suitable for visitors with a disability.

The nearest toilet facilities are in Westerham, two miles to the north.

Location and how to find

They are accessible from the B2026 between Westerham and Edenbridge.

The main car park is at Hosey Common off Hosey Common Road just south of Westerham. There is a smaller car park further south on Crockham Hill Common. Both have height barriers.

The nearest station is at Edenbridge, 7 miles to the south.