The village lies some two miles from Dartford and is a popular residential location surrounded as it is by countryside and green fields. There are many amenities including local pubs, a sports pavilion, village hall, senior and junior football clubs, scout and guide groups and a local church that dates back to the 11th century. Farningham road railway station is on the Chatham Main Line and operates a service to London Victoria which is some 20 miles from this station. There is easy access to the M2, M20 and M25 from this area. The two local primary schools are rated as Good by Ofsted, whilst the secondary schools such as Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and The Leigh Academy are also rated as Good, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is rated as Outstanding. Independent education is offered at Steephill and at Birtley House. Dartford is 18 miles south-east of central London and has a theatre, museum and library, numerous high street retailers and supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s. The major shopping centre of Bluewater is located near here also.