Lenham is a village located halfway between Maidstone and Ashford on the southern edge of the North Downs. Lenham is mentioned in the Domesday book with it's market dating back to 1088.
To the north of Lenham is a large 200 ft chalk cross which was originally constructed in 1922 to commemorate those who died during World War One. It was later restored in 1994 to remember those who died in both wars.
Lenham has a medieval feel as well. Tithe Barn is still standing and dates back to the late 14th Century. A second barn which was built around the same time burnt down in 1962.
You will also see many references to the Saxon Warrior. In 1946 during the restoration of one of the shops (Now the Pharmacy) 3 bodies believed to be Saxon were found, 2 male and one female. More information about the history of Lenham can be found here.
Cycle Rides Around Lenham
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.