The White Lion is situated at the heart of a lovely Kent village, surrounded by orchards and beautiful countryside with numerous public footpaths close by
As well as the 'original' Shepherd Neame/White Lion pub walk, we have 5 new routes of varying distance, plus the routes from/to local train stations which you can download and print using the links below.
Additionally, Faversham Town Council has a series of eight different circular walks around the town and surrounding areas, including the “A land for all seasons” walk, which takes you past the pub, a perfect stopping point for refreshments (or you could easily adapt this route to start and end at the pub). Please use this link to download the route directly from Faversham Town Council’s website https://favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk/community/nature-trails/
Perry Wood is a very special ancient woodland lying in Selling and Chilham parishes. Designated as a Local Wildlife Site and owned by Swale Borough Council, it is used mostly for wildlife conservation and quiet recreation. The views are stunning and panoramic giving a unique perspective on the landscape of the area – check our Instagram account for a series of photos each month, taken from the “pulpit”, a viewing tower in the highest point of the woods, which was first built in the 1800s.
Kent AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) is renowned for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes and offers dramatic views, vibrant communities, a rich historic and cultural heritage and diverse wildlife and habitats. Kent AONB stretches from the London/Surrey borders to the White Cliffs of Dover, including Selling and Perry Wood and covers 33% of Kent’s land area providing a wealth of opportunities for people to explore, enjoy and benefit from this outstanding landscape.
The North Downs Way is a long distance footpath through Surrey to the Kent Coast at Dover. It is 156 miles long, including a loop via Canterbury at the eastern end. The path runs along the chalk ridge of the North Downs and despite going through one of the most built up parts of Britain, it still takes in plenty of quiet open and beautiful countryside. Whilst the White Lion is not directly on the North Downs way, the trail does pass within a couple of miles of us – well worth the detour!
Walking groups are very welcome and we can easily accommodate groups of up to 40 people. We do ask that bookings of 8 people or more pre-order their food, either in advance or on the day before starting the walk.
Car parking: We have plenty of parking available, at the pub and in the village car park (just two minutes away by the school).
Dogs: We are always pleased to have dogs visit us at the pub, but ask that they are kept on a lead and under control. We always have plenty of water bowls, towels for drying wet and muddy paws, dog treats and plenty of fuss for those who like it.