Charing Station

Station Information

Station information is available here

Charing Station
Station Road
TN27 0JA

Live rail departure information can be found here

About Charing

Charing is a small village located  at the foot of the North Downs, on the outskirts of Ashford. The name Charing either derives from the Anglo-Saxon word Ceorra, which was a local Anglo-Saxon Chief or Cerring which means a bend in the road.

The Archbishops Palace is the most famous building in Charing and is commonly known as Charing Palace. It was once owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury but is now a private dwelling. 

The church of St.Peter and St.Paul, is rumoured to contain the stone that on which John the Baptist was beheaded.

1905 Charing High Street Courtesy of Wikipedia

Walks Around Charing

The North Downs Way National Trail have produced two circular walks, one that passes through historic woodland and the other which takes you up on to the North Downs to see stunning views of the Kent Countryside. Click on the Lost Landscapes map or the link below for a copy of the guide information about the walk.

North Downs Way National Trail Charing

The Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership have also recommended 4 walks around Charing. The maps can be downloaded below.
Dip slopes and dry valleys
Ups and downs
To the very top
To the source of the Great Stour

Cycle Rides Around Charing

If you fancy a challenge why not cycle along part of the Pilgrims Way or even the entire 47 miles. There are picturesque views across the North Downs but a mountain bike is advisable as part of the route is in need of some repair.

Pilgrims Cycle Trail


Pilgrims Cycle Trail

For more information about things to do around Charing, why not take a look at the Explore Kent website.