bromley ramblers
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Hilly Walk around the Shoreham Valley
Tuesday Meet at *Andrews Wood 8 miles Brigid R
16-Sep-14 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN147BD TQ503616
From car park via Pilots Wood, Polehill Bank to Otford. Over railway line and up Otford Mount, Warren Farm, Dunstall Wood to Shoreham for lunch. A very short afternoon uphill back to Andrews Wood. A fairly hilly walk
*Meet in the car park in Andrews Wood, Shacklands Road near Badgers Mount.

Former iron smelting country back to nature.
Wednesday Meet at *Wadhurst 12 miles Mark C
17-Sep-14 Start Point White Hart Inn M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.40 TN5 6DR TQ640318
A quiet area of the Sussex Weald with woods, water and fine views. The path skirts Wadhurst Park and lake in the morning and returns via Tidebrook in the afternoon. Lunch at the Rose & Crown, Mayfield or picnic nearby.
*Meet outside White Hart Inn at corner of High St and Washwell Lane. There are car parks off High Street but may be full then park in Washwell Lane or further along street. Follow A21 and continue through Lamberhurst to join B2100 towards Cousley Wood and turn L at junction with B2099 to continue into High St.

Shoreham and around
Saturday Meet at *Shoreham 5.5 miles Brigid R
20-Sep-14 Start Point Stn CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7RT TQ526615
We start by heading up White Hill then on to Warren Farm and Otford. Our return route is along the Darent Valley path. A varied walk with lovely views.
*park in Stn approach or layby opposite

Bough Beech the Long Way Round
Sunday Leader at *Toy's Hill 12.5 miles Jeff W
21-Sep-14 Bromley N Stn 09:00 M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470517 07827 483998
I last walked this when everything was under water, so hopefully it will have dried out by now. We go almost to Edenbridge before turning to Bough Beech, where we will have lunch (tea and coffee available, but bring picnic). Long morning of 8.5 miles, with a couple of breaks. Shorter afternoon with the only uphill section.
*Meet in Toy's Hill National Trust car park.

A stroll along the Darent valley
Sunday Meet at *Otford Village 5.5 miles Brigid R
21-Sep-14 Start Point M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525594
Along the Darent valley. then one steepish climb up into Meenfield Wood and along the ridge. return via Millennium Path and Shoreham golf course.
*Meet Otford Village CP opp. the Bull PH.

Slaugham country
Wednesday Meet at *Balcombe 10 miles Allan W
24-Sep-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.00 RH17 6PY TQ307310 07982 415948 On day only
A circular walk with lunch at the pretty village of Slaugham
*Meet at Lay By on B2036

Last of the Summer Wine
Sunday Leader at *Badger's Mount 11 miles Jeff W
28-Sep-14 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Andrew's Wood CP S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616 07827 483998
Bid farewell to summer with a hilly walk around Otford, where we will have both our morning break and lunch (picnic and drink). This could be our last chance to pick blackberries.
*CP is on right a short way down Shacklands Rd, off Badger's Mount r'about.

Return ticket to Knockholt
Sunday Meet at *Knockholt Station 4 miles Rosemary F
28-Sep-14 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 1.60 TN14 7HR TQ486630
A circular walk from the station across Broke Hill golf course to Halstead and Pratts Bottom. There are some hilly paths but only two stiles.
*Meet on the A21 near entrance to Knockholt station, no charge on Sundays.

Curlews, Convicts and Contraband.
Tuesday Meet at *High Halstow 7.5 miles Annie B
30-Sep-14 Start Point RSPB Northward Hill E
Time: 10:00 PC 5.80 ME3 8TQ TQ768765 07764 251318
A walk out to Egypt bay. See some of the beautiful wildlife and landscapes of North Kent. Please bring a picnic as there is no convenient pub.
*Meet in the RSPB car park.Leave M2 at junction 1 and join the A228, signposted Grain. Turn left off A228 for High Halstow. In the village turn left onto Cooling Road towards Cooling. After approximately 1 mile, the reserve is signposted as a right turn.

Sissinghurst Walk
Wednesday Meet at *Cranbrook 10 miles Annie B
01-Oct-14 Start Point lower car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.80 TN17 3DJ TQ775359 07764 251318
Through characteristic High Weald landscape with great views. A long morning with picnic or cafe lunch at Sissinghurst Castle. No pub but the cafe and shop do sell a variety of bottled beers! A shorter afternoon back through Sissinghurst village.
*Meet in the lower part of the Co-op supermarket car park, furthest away from the store where it is free and near the toilets.

lovely local walk
Saturday Meet at *Pratts Bottom 4.5 miles Rosemary F
04-Oct-14 Start Point Bulls Head PH M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472622
Through woods and farmland, includes one steep hill.
*park in road next to PH

Autumn above the Darenth Valley
Sunday Leader not at *Shoreham 14 miles Jane B
05-Oct-14 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Andrews Wood CP S
Time: 09:30 PC 2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616 07826 698779
A hilly walk, but plenty of great views over open countryside. We head for Otford and then take the high paths to Eynsford, where we have a pub or picnic lunch. Return on paths above Lullingstone Park.
*Meet in car park. From roundabout at Badgers Mount, take Shacklands Road. The CP is a little way down on the right. There are toilets.

A walk in the woods near Woldingham, with some spectacular views and interesting sights along the way.
Sunday Meet at *Woldingham 5.5 miles John M
05-Oct-14 Start Point Station CP M
Time: 10:30 PC 2.40 CR3 7LQ TQ359564 07905 375077
Mostly surfaced paths and tracks, may be muddy in places, some steep sections with steps. There are 3 stiles.
*Meet in Woldingham Station Car Park - free parking on Sundays

Hilly Walk
Tuesday Meet at *Kemsing 8.5 miles Judy W
07-Oct-14 Start Point CP near Church S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN15 6GD TQ555588 07713 571851
A walk along the North Downs Way via Drane Farm and Knatts Valley and Romney Street.(please bring drink and picnic as pub may be closed). Returning via Austin Spring, Magpie Bottom and the North Downs Way. Three steep climbs and one down.
*Meet at car park near Church in Kemsing

One Tree Hill and back via Knole Park
Wednesday Meet at *One Tree Hill 10.5 miles Lawrie S
08-Oct-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TN15 0SN TQ559532 07947 407699
We skirt Shingle Hill and Wilmot Hill on the Greensand Way before descending to Shipbourne and then slowly uphill via Fatting Pen, Broadhoath Wood and Great Rogers Wood to Godden Green for pub or picnic lunch. A walk after lunch around Knole Park and back onto the Greensand Way to One Tree Hill.
*Meet in the National Trust Car Park in Carter's Hill, 2 miles south of Godden Green

Cudham and around
Saturday Meet at *Cudham 5 miles Fran M
11-Oct-14 Start Point rec CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599
A local walk with quite a lot of stiles and some steep sections.
*Just past The Blacksmith's Arm PH

Fine Autumn views of Kent
Sunday Leader at *Shipbourne 12 miles David P
12-Oct-14 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Church E/M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TN11 9PL TQ594523
A fairly easy walk through parkland, farmland and woods with some fine views. We head for Plaxtol and Claygate Cross, then through Mereworth Woods to Gover Hill and West Peckham for a pub/picnic lunch. We return through Oxen Heath Park and Dene Park.
*Park along Upper Green Road, off the A227 opposite Shipbourne Church.

A wander around Scadbury
Sunday Meet at *Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
12-Oct-14 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 0.60 BR7 5PG TQ443700
A Wander through Scadbury Park and over St. Paul's Cray common.
*Meet by the Crown PH, School Road, just off Chislehurst war memorial. Buses 269 & 61.

Ashdown Forest Ramble with Spectacular Views
Wednesday Meet at *Ashdown Forest 10 miles Chris T
17-Oct-14 Start Point Bushy Willow CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.60 TN22 3JD TQ471302 07831 846175
A beautiful walk with good views, two thirds of the walk is on the forest with a spectacular view from the CP at the start, looking SW along the S Downs. We start by making our way S along the Weald Way to Hendall Manor Farm where we fork S to Maresfield for a lunch stop at the Chequers Inn. The return journey will be via Lampool Farm and The Airman's Grave.
*If going south on the B2026 from Hartfield, Bushy Willow CP on the Ashdown Forest will be found on right after about 2.5 miles. If you reach junction with B2188 coming in from the left at King's Standing you have passed the CP, turn round and the CP will be found on the left after about 2-300 yards.

Farmland and woods
Saturday Meet at *Ide Hill 5 miles Sandra W
18-Oct-14 Start Point CP M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.80 TN14 6JG TQ488517
We head north through the village and enjoy lovely views on the way to Manor Farm where we enter Whitley Forest with various up and downs, which will be taken slowly, til we join the Greensand Way back to the start. Sandra's tea and cake at end of walk.
*View point CP on B2042 with toilets.

Limehouse to Little Venice via the Regent's Canal
Sunday Meet at *Limehouse 9 miles Sue L
19-Oct-14 Start Point DLR Station E
Time: 10:00 PC TQ361811
A repeat of last year's unpublished walk. We follow the Regent's Canal from Limehouse, diverting into Victoria Park for coffee break and continue to Islington Green for picnic or cafe lunch. We carry on through London Zoo, finishing at Little Venice with coffee opportunity on a converted barge.
*Head to the eastern end of the platform and take the exit signed Branch Road. Meet by the foot of the stairs.

A walk round Seal
Sunday Meet at *Oldbury Hill 4 miles Norman M
19-Oct-14 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC 3.40 TN15 0HB TQ578558
We head westwards then cross the A25 and return across Seal Chart Common and Seal Chart church then back to the start.
*Meet in the National trust CP in Styants Bottom Rd. Take the A25 eastwards passing Crown Point on the right. Styants Bottom Rd. is on the left.

A fine local Autumn walk
Wednesday Meet at *Cudham 10 miles Philip J
22-Oct-14 Start Point Sports ground car pa M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.60 TN14 7QB TQ446597 07970 984523
Heading South from Cudham to the North Downs Way. East along the NDW, with some spectacular views in clear weather. After 6 miles, lunch at the Three Horseshoes, Knockholt Pound. 4 miles in the afternoon. All the paths will be familiar to some of you, some of the paths may be familiar to all, but a fine walk in any event.
*Meet at the car park in Cudham, just past the pub on the left as you head south through the village on Cudham Lane.

A Refreshing Walk
Saturday Meet at *Tudeley Church 5.5 miles Gillian E
25-Oct-14 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC 5.20 TN11 0NZ TQ621454
A pleasant walk through lush agricultural countryside with good views. Take time to look in Tudeley Church to see the Marc Chagall windows.
*Meet in Tudeley All Saints Church car park. Tudeley Village on B2017 about 2.5M east of Tonbridge.

An Extra Hour in Bed
Sunday Leader at *Hosey Common 10 miles Jeff W
26-Oct-14 Bromley N Stn 09:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531 07827 483998
From Hosey Common we head towards Limpsfield Chart and then to Crockham Hill for a picnic lunch/drink. Fine views over the Weald.
*From Westerham, take the B2026 towards Chartwell. CP is 3/4 of a mile on the left.

Early Autumn at High Elms
Sunday Meet at *Farnborough Village 4 miles Jean P
26-Oct-14 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
A walk through High Elms via Old Hill and return along Bogey Lane.
*Meet at junction of Church Road and High Street, Farnborough.

Its all on your doorstep!
Wednesday Meet at *Orpington 10 miles Richard B
29-Oct-14 Start Point Goddington Park CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.20 BR6 9SX TQ470653 07879 572717
We head east to Crockenhill via Griffs Wood & Bleak House Farm. Then use the 'subway' to the Bird of Prey Centre to join the Darent Valley Path to the Plough at Eynsford for lunch or picnic by the river. We retrace our path out of Eynsford to head west above Lullingstone golf course, Parkgate, Doctor's Wood, Chelsfield and home.
*Meet at Goddington Park CP north end. Take Goddington Lane directly opp. Volvo garage on Court Rd. Orpington. CP short distance from junction.

Autumn Colours in Surrey
Saturday Meet at *Bletchingly 5 miles Barbara P
01-Nov-14 Start Point War Memorial M
Time: 13:00 PC 3.40 RH1 4PG TQ325508 07505 828831
Circular walk via Brewer Street Tylers Green to Godstone. South to Tilberstow Hill then on the Green Sand Way back to Bletchingly
*Bletchingly is on the A 25. Park in the village, and meet at the War Memorial

Colourful Autumn Walk
Sunday Leader at *Groombridge 12 miles Barbara P
02-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Birchden Wood CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.60 TN3 9NJ TQ533364 07505 828831
We walk back to Groombridge village then on to Burrswood , Stone Cross, Fordcombe and Billingstone to reach Speldhurst for lunch. Pub or picnic. Our return is via Langton Green. A slightly longer morning walk with a little road walking.
*South on B2110, left fork at Groombridge roundabout, ignore public car park on left. Right fork after 600metres, after 200metres turn right on track to CP

An easy walk around Keston
Sunday Meet at *Keston Ponds 4 miles Jean P
02-Nov-14 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR26HA TQ419640
An easy walk over Keston and Hayes Commons with no hills or stiles. Registered assistance dogs only please.
*Meet in CP on Westerham Road, A233 just south of Fishponds Road.

A walk around Knockholt
Tuesday Meet at *Knockholt 8 miles Fran M
04-Nov-14 Start Point Church M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN14 7LR TQ467589 07855 249225
Please bring a picnic lunch but there may be an opportunity for a coffee stop and toilet, there will be three pubs on the way but not necessarily at lunch time! Good views and one very steep hill.
*Meet at Church, park considerately on the road.

Up the creek at Faversham and Oar
Wednesday Meet at *Faversham 10 miles Philip W
05-Nov-14 Start Point Hollowshore M
Time: 10:00 PC 9.80 ME13 7TU TR017636
Fig of 8 walk (opposite direction to last year) taking in Saxon Shore Way. Lunch in or near the Shipwrights Arms PH, am 7, pm 3 miles.
*Meet in Shipwrights Arms CP from 9.30am for coffee, toilet and order lunch. M2 to J6, L on A251 towards Faversham. After 1/2 mile L at T jct onto A2. After 1.1 mile R at r'about onto B2045 towards Oar. After 1.2 mile R at T jct onto Oar Rd. After 0.5 mile very sharp L onto Ham Rd (narrow with passing places), 0.6 mile L, 0.3 mile R following old signs to pub. (Satnav may take you through Faversham on shorter but more complicated route)

Farnborough to Downe and Back
Saturday Meet at *Farnborough 4.5 miles Sylvia S
08-Nov-14 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 14:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7BB TQ443643 07743 735618
Through the churchyard and High Elms to Downe then back to Farnborough where refreshments will be served in the village hall prior to this year's Bromley Rambler's AGM at 4.30pm.
*Meet outside the village hall in Farnborough High Street. Please park considerately on roadside in village.

A local walk
Sunday Leader not at *Biggin Hill 10 miles Vernon B
09-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:30 Church Road CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 1.60 TN16 3LD TQ421590
We go via Northeads Farm and Round Wood to Tatsfield Green for pub/picnic lunch. We return via Park Wood and South Street. A hilly walk with some outstanding views.
*Meet in CP. From A233 past Biggin Hill Airport turn L off main road into Church Road. CPis a short distance on L near Spitfield Youth Centre. Buses available from Bromley

A breath of fresh air.
Sunday Meet at *Pratts Bottom 3.8 miles Gillian E
09-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 11:00 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472621 07742 377 311
A walk through woods to Fairtrough and Norsted Manor. Two hills but taken at a leisurely pace no problem!
*Meet on green opposite The Bull P.H.

The Countryside North of Tunbridge Wells
Wednesday Meet at *Southborough 11 miles Susan W
12-Nov-14 Start Point Common M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.00 TN4 0RY TQ576428 07984 626030
West along High Weald Walk to Speldhurst, then along Wealdway to Fordecombe for lunch in the Chafford Arms or a picnic. Return via Palmers Farm and Speldhurst Wood. Some hills.
*From A21 turn S onto A26. Common is on R after 1 mile. Park near church.

A Refreshing Walk
Saturday Meet at *Penshurst Village 5 miles Gillian E
15-Nov-14 Start Point Lay-by M
Time: 12:30 PC 4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438
An enjoyable walk through pleasant countryside. A few ups and downs.
*Meet in lay-by on B2176.

Woods, orchards, fields and views
Sunday Leader not at *Shipbourne Common 12.4 miles Tony U
16-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 08:45 M
Time: 09:45 PC 4.00 TN11 9PF TQ594522 07964 291369
Via Ightham Mote, Dunk's Green, Hurst Wood and Swanton Valley to West Peckham for lunch (picnic or Swan on the Green). Back via Oxen Hoath & Dene Park Woods. Orchards, woods and fields. No killer hills but several long, gentle ones.
*Park on Upper Green Road, off the A227 at Shipbourne

Ancient London
Wednesday Meet at *London Bridge 10 miles Allan W
19-Nov-14 Start Point Station E
Time: 10:15 PC TQ328802
From station to St Magnus the Martyr church, (for model of London Bridge) London Wall, Lincoln Inn Fields, Temple, Waterloo Bridge, Hungerford Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and through St James's park finishing at Victoria station
*meet by W H Smith

In the steps of Wilberforce and Darwin
Sunday Leader not at *Leaves Green 11 miles Jane B
23-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Ashmore Lane CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.00 BR2 6DT TQ414619 07826 698779
Some climbs, but mostly easy going on well-trodden paths, with some good views of our local countryside. Picnic or pub lunch at Cudham.
*Meet in CP. From Bromley, take the Westerham Road. As you approach Leaves Green Common, Ashmore lane is on the right. Accessible by buses going to Biggin Hill or Westerham.

An afternoon stroll..
Sunday Meet at *Downe Village 3 miles Gillian E
23-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.20 BR6 7JW TQ432617 07742 377 311
A walk at a leisurely pace across fields and through woodland and back in time for tea at CAKE (hopefully they will be open!).
*Meet on outside Church.

A late autumn walk up and down the North Downs
Wednesday Meet at *Sevenoaks Weald 10 miles Jim H
26-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TN14 6PN TQ528509
An anticlockwise circuit with lunch at Ide Hill. Some hills.
*Park around or in roads adjacent to the green. Meet on the green, near the pub.

lovely views on a clear day
Saturday Meet at *Knockholt 5 miles Sylvia S
29-Nov-14 Start Point church M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.00 TN14 7LR TQ467589
We follow a section of the North Downs Way before turning N towards Horns Green and back to the start.
*heading SE from Knockholt village pass Coolings Green & Pleasant and the church is on the R opp a school. Park on roadside.

green to green
Saturday Meet at *Godden Green 5 miles Ken S
29-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC 3.20 TN15 0JP TQ553550
A hilly walk towards Ightham and back via Bitchet Green
*park around the green

A Winter Wander around Hever
Sunday Leader not at *Edenbridge 10.5 miles Linda H
30-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Town Centre Capr Par M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.60 TN8 5BB TQ445462 07913 570936
Via How Green and Bough Beech to Chiddingstone for lunch (picnic, pub, tea room), back following the Eden Valley Walk through Hever and Delaware Farm.
*Meet town centre car park (free) behind church (Public Convenience in car park)

That's all folks