Though Newnham has changed enormously over the past 250 years, it retains the feel of an archetypal southern English village. Above the field stands the 12th-century manor house, Champion Court, still an apple farm overlooking the valley. The pub-restaurant is much newer but has the air of a barn converted from use on the Syndale vineyard. From its garden there is another striking view across the village past the oast house, now converted from drying hops for beer into a private home. Much of the village is a conservation area and several buildings are individually listed while the village is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Kent Downs AONB). Building in the open countryside is tightly restricted, whereas “rural pursuits”, horse-riding and walking are encouraged.
Below are some of the walks we have in Newnham