New leaflets, printed on high quality, weather resistant paper, are available from the Tourist Information Centre, a variety of local outlets, or direct from the Conservators. Just email or ring us and we can send you a copy.
They contain these maps, which are totally up to date and produced using GPS mapping.
Click on the maps below for larger versions, or the links below each one for the whole leaflet.
Tunbridge Wells Common Rusthall Common
Maps showing footpaths which are defined as Public Rights of Way and maintained by KCC:
The Tunbridge Wells Improvement Act 1890, which established the Commons Conservators and set out their powers and duties (subsequently superseded, but not significantly changed, by the County of Kent Act 1981) referred to a map showing the exact boundaries. Only four of these maps have ever existed, and the one belonging to the Commons Conservators has now become frail and delicate. It has recently been scanned, and the original sent to the Borough Archive for safekeeping. Below you can see the full map and, in more detail, Tunbridge Wells Common and Rusthall Common.
This is a very early attempt to identify the main paths and maintained areas of Tunbridge Wells Common in 1988 - the year after the hurricane. It was prepeared by the Freehold Tenants and with an associated report was submitted to the Commons Conservators to get approval for the creation of a long term management plan for both Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons
Aerial photo of Rusthall Common circa 1960
Aerial photo of Tunbridge Wells Common circa 1960
Map of both Commons 1883
Page last updated: 08/01/2020