bromley ramblers
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Ramblers Association
A late Winter or early Spring walk.
Sunday Leader at Ide Hill 11 miles David P
01-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN14 6DF TQ488517
A lovely walk with some beautiful views. Leaving Ide Hill we head for Boarhill and then via Obriss Farm and Crockenhill Common to Westerham for lunch. Returning via French Street and Toys Hill. Hilly but not too many styles.
Meet in CP with toilets on B2042 and next to Community Shop.

Toys Hill, Emmetts Garden and Octavia Hill bench.
Sunday Meet at Toys Hill 4 miles John M
01-Mar-15 Start Point E
Time: 10:30 PC 3.00 TN16 1QG TQ470517
Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill on a walk to the picturesque village of Ide Hill and her commemorative seat, passing Emmetts Garden on the way back.
Toys Hill car park on Chart Lane, Brasted, Nr Westerham, Kent

A Common walk near Westerham
Wednesday Meet at Hosey Common 10 miles Lawrie S
04-Mar-15 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531 07947 407699
A day's ramble taking in Squerryes Park, Crockhamhill Common and The High Chart, Scearn Bank and Hosey Common. Pub/picnic lunch in Limpsfield Chart.
Meet in CP. From Westerham, take the B2026 towards Chartwell. CP just under 1 mile on the left.

From the Change of Horses to the Tally Ho
Sunday Leader not at Farnborough Village 12 miles Jane B
08-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 08:45 On the Green M
Time: 09:30 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643 0782 6698779
Some modest climbs, taking in part of the North Downs Way. Picnic or pub lunch at the Tally Ho, in Knockholt. Longish morning, hence early start.
Meet on the Green, at junction of High Street and Church Road. Parking available around the village or take the 358 bus from Bromley or Orpington.

A circluar walk from Toy's Hill to Limpsfield Chart
Wednesday Meet at Toys Hill 10.4 miles Philip J
11-Mar-15 Start Point NT Car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN16 1QG TQ469517 07970 984523
We leave the CP by crossing the road and following the Greensand Way. Shortly we turn right and descend the ridge and then turn West when we reach the bottom. We pass Crockham Grange to Guildables Park Farm, where we join the Vanguard Way heading North. A long climb from Trevereux brings us to lunch at Limpsfield Chart (Carpenter's Arms). Back along the undulating Greensand Way via Crockham Common and French Street.
Meet in the NT Car Park on Toy's Hill. Turn South off the A25 at Brasted towards Four Elms. Shortly after passing the Fox & Hounds on the left, the CP is on the right just as you start to go down the hill. You can also reach the spot by following the B2042 from Sundridge to Ide Hill but turn right into Emmetts Lane, immediately before Emmetts Gardens and left at the T-junction. There doesn't appear to be any CP charge, neither Pay-and-display nor honesty box.

Around the Darenth valley
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5.5 miles Brigid R
14-Mar-15 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 12:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
Our route takes us uphill and along the terrace, via Otford, across the railway, up another hill and back down White Hill. Then through Shoreham village to the CP.
Meet in CP.

Knole Park Ightham Mote and One Tree Hill
Sunday Leader at Sevenoaks 11 miles Sue L
15-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:10 Leisure Centre M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547
We walk from Knole Park towards Ightham Mote for picnic lunch, returning via Shipbourne and One Tree Hill following part of the Greensand Way. Some fine views and a number of hills in the afternoon.
Meet near leisure centre in Buckhurst CP

An early spring look at Shoreham
Sunday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Brigid R
15-Mar-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 12:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7RT TQ526615
We Walk along the river to Lullingstone visitors centre then uphill and through woods to Timberden Bottom and Shoreham Ridge. Then descend to t he valley to the station via the churchyard.
Meet at Shoreham Station CP.

A walk in Winnie the Pooh Country
Wednesday Meet at Hartfield 11.5 miles Chris T
18-Mar-15 Start Point Piglets CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 TN74WW TQ470321 07831 846175
We make our way north passing Pooh Sticks Bridge, Upper Hartfield, Cabbagestalk, Lower Parrock and Highams Wood for a lunch stop at the Chequers Inn, Forest Row. returning via Highgate, The Birches and Newbridge.
Meet at Piglets CP on Ashdown Forest. If traveling south on B 2026 take left fork just south of Hartfield Village and drive for about two miles going through Chuck Hatch. Piglets will be the second CP on right after passing entrance to Wren's Warren.

West of Knole Park
Saturday Meet at Knole Park 5.5 miles Fran M
21-Mar-15 Start Point National Trust CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 3.20 TN15 0RP TQ539543
We walk into Sevenoaks, cross several roads then go across Sevenoaks Common to meet the Greensand Way. After some hilly bits we re-enter the park past Riverhill House.
Parking is free for National Trust members. Don't forget your card.

Yes. Prime Minister!
Sunday Leader not at Westerham 10 miles Jenny M
22-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Darent CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1TD TQ451541 07719 718117
A scenic walk through familiar countryside to Chartwell for lunch via Trevereux Manor returning via French Street.
Meet Darent CP East of Quebec House off A25. Free on Sundays

Great views without the effort!
Sunday Meet at Otford 4.5 miles Rosemary F
22-Mar-15 Start Point Opposite the Bull PH E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525594
A walk to Dunton Green and back with very little climbing but nevertheless some surprisingly wide views.
Meet opposite the Bull PH in Shoreham.

Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone
Tuesday Meet at Penshurst 9 miles Jenny M
24-Mar-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438 07719 718117
A pretty walk through Penshurst Place to Chiddingstone for lunch with a short afternoon return to Penshurst.
Meet in layby on B2176 by the now closed toilets.

Step into Spring.
Wednesday Meet at New Ash Green 10.5 miles Bob a
25-Mar-15 Start Point Redhill Road M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 3.20 DA3 8JS TQ604649
A circular walk via Hodsoll Street, Stansted and Ridley. Pub or picnic lunch at Stansted. Some lovely views. Longer morning, hillier afternoon.
Meet Redhill Road. Exit M20 at Junction 2. Turn left then second right (Ash Lane). After approx. 2.5 miles, turn right for New Ash Green and immediately right into Redhill Road. Park on verge about 500 metres on right.

Lovely early spring walk
Saturday Meet at Eynsford 5 miles Rosemary F
28-Mar-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 13:45 PC 2.40 DA4 0HP TQ535648
NOTE START TIME. This is a nice open walk with good views. Opportunity to leave walk after 2.5 miles.
Meet at station

The Bluebell Railway walk
Sunday Meet at Horsted Keynes 12 miles Allan W
29-Mar-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.40 RH17 7AS TQ384279
A circular pretty walk from Horsted Keynes via the Sloop Inn with lunch at Lindfield. Returning in the afternoon to Horsted Keynes. We go under The Bluebell Railway in the morning and over in the afternoon.
Meet in the car park at Horsted Keynes village.

Knockholt in the round!
Sunday Meet at Knockholt 5 miles Gordon a
29-Mar-15 Start Point Three Horse shoes PH E
Time: 13:30 PC 1.80 TN14 7LD TQ481595
A circular walk around the fringes of Knockholt. Some hills with sixteen stiles. Some are high.
Meet at the Three Horse Shoes PH, Knockholt

Some Winter Views
Tuesday Meet at Borough Green 7.5 miles Fran M
31-Mar-15 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN15 8BB TQ607572 07855 249225
A pleasant walk among orchards and farms, beautiful views and some lovely dwelling places, not to hilly. Please bring picnic lunch even though we do pass a pub in Basted if you want a drink/toilets.
Meet Car park in Western Road Borough Green (1.30 Fee)

A circular walk.
Tuesday Meet at Shorne Woods 8 miles Annie B
21-Apr-15 Start Point Country Park CP E
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 DA123HX TQ687703 07764 251318
Through woods, grazed meadows and open grassland. Picnic or pub lunch in The Cock at Luddesdown. Time for a cup of tea and cake at the end in the visitor centre. Note there is a car park charge.
Meet in the car park on Brewer's Road just off A2 between Gravesend and Rochester

Maybe bluebells.
Wednesday Meet at Tandridge 10 miles Annie B
22-Apr-15 Start Point Barley Mow Pub M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.20 RH89NY TQ373506 07764 251318
A repeat of the very first walk I led jointly with Nicky Ashley in 2009. A figure of eight with a picnic or pub lunch in the Barley Mow.
Meet in the pub car park Tandridge Lane, Tandridge near Oxted.

A walk on the Ashdown Forest with good views.
Wednesday Meet at Crowborough 11 miles Chris T
06-May-15 Start Point CP walk leaders home M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.60 TN6 3SS TQ503283 07831 846175
A circular walk crossing the Ashdown Forest in the morning via Pound Gate, King's Standing, 500 Acre Wood then lunch stop at the Deerstalker pub just North of Friar's Gate on edge of Forest. Return will be via Royalmires Wood, Tyler's Wood and Ockley House to walk leader's home where all are invited for tea and cakes
If travelling on A26 from Crowborough towards Uckfield after c 1 mile look for turning on the left into Sheep Plane at bollard for Rotherfield and Jarvis brook. After 10 yards turn right into Sweethaws Lane. CP on right after about 2/3 of a mile at walk leaders home after going through the golf course. Please try and share cars as limited palking. Toilet facilities at start.

Worth building up a thirst.
Wednesday Meet at Brockham 12 miles Dave C
13-May-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.20 RH3 7JS TQ197495 07787 151836
An undulating walk through mainly open countryside with a number of stiles heading west then south from Brockham to Parkgate for lunch via Stonebridge. Lunch at the excellent Surrey Oaks 16th-century inn Parkgate. 2014 CAMRA Surrey & Sussex region winner and in the last 16 for the national competition. Return to Brockham heading east then north via Dawes green and Gadbrook.
Meet on the green by Christ Church Brockham, Surrey

Wednesday Meet at Friday St, Surrey 12.5 miles Nicky A
27-May-15 Start Point public car park M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 6.00 RH5 6JR TQ125457 07703 314790
A second chance to enjoy this challenge and it's beautiful views from Holbury Hill Fort. A challenging walk as the afternoon involves some quite tough going and a couple of steep climbs and descents, which together with the length accounts for the 'S'! Lunch at the Volunteer Inn. Follow the signs to Friday Street from the A25 or B126. The car park is signposted.
Meet at startpoint

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
11/07/2015 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC TN147SU TQ518615
A very pleasant, mainly flat walk through Shoreham Village to the lavender fields at Castle Farm, Lullingstone. There is one fairly steep section. The lavender should be at, or near its very best.
Meet at Filston Lane CP

Go to Seed in the afternoon
Sunday Leader not at Harrietsham 19 miles Tony U
07/06/2015 Bromley N Stn 08:00 Station S
Time: 09:00 PC 7.00 ME17 1JA TQ866529 07964 291369
Clockwise circuit via Wormshill, and Doddington to Newnham for lunch and the George Inn. Back via Seed, Woodside Green and the North Downs Way. Morning 10 miles, afternoon 9 miles, mostly undulating open countryside with some good views. Note early start needed.
Station car park 1 on Sundays. M20 to junction 8 then A20 towards Ashford. After 2.7 miles, turn L into West St. After 0.4 mile turn L into Station Road.

Enjoy sea breezes and glorious views!
Sunday Leader at Seven Sisters 13.5 miles Barbara a
12/07/2015 Bromley N Stn 07:30 Country Park Exceat S
Time: 09:30 PC 11.80 BN25 4AD TV518995
A delightful very hilly walk over the 7 sisters for coffee at Birling Gap. Past Belle Tout/Beachy Head Lighthouse then inland to East Dean for lunch. Friston Forest,Littlington and West Dean in afternoon.
Meet at Seven Sisters Country Park Exceat CP North Side A 259 CP 3.50 per day 2013 possibly more 2015

From Wind Chimes & Dream Catchers to the Amazon and Tigers - You'll sleep well!!
Wednesday Meet at Holly Hill CP 10 miles Richard B
03/06/2015 Start Point Meopham S
Time: 10:00 PC 4.80 DA13 0UB TQ669629 07879 572717
We head S through Holly Hill Wood to the North Downs Way to Ryash Wood. Then N to visit the 'Coldrum Long Barrow' with spectacular. views. As walk through the stones, the trees may be adorned with decorations similar to wind chimes and dream catchers adding atmosphere to the 5000 year old site. Then N to Harvel and the 'Amazon & Tiger' pub/picnic lunch. We return via Rochester Forest, Mount Ephrain and Hanginghill Wood to the CP. There are a few hills but worth the effort.
M20 south turn off on A227 at Wrotham then branch right through Vigo village on Whitehorse Hill then turn left on Holly Hill. CP one third mile on left.

A circular walk in the far west of Kent
Wednesday Meet at Edenbridge 11 miles Susan W
10/06/2015 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.60 TN8 5BB TQ445462
We walk south from Edenbridge through fields and woods towards Cowden and then to Mark Beech for pub/picnic lunch. We return via Hever. A few stretches could be muddy.
CP is approached from the High Street, Edenbridge, opp the Post Office.

High tea at the Church
Sunday Meet at Tatsfield 4.5 miles Sylvia S
05/07/2015 Start Point village M
Time: 14:00 PC TN16 2BF TQ414568
A hilly walk that takes us through the village and outlying areas to the church for tea. We return via a golf course.
Park with discretion in side roads and meet by bus stop.

Linton and Loose
Saturday Meet at Linton 6 miles Sylvia S
04/07/2015 Start Point church CP M
Time: 13:00 PC ME17 4AW TQ755503
Across Linton Park then N to skirt Boughton Monchelsea. Then on to Loose village and back to Linton.
CP on L when entering Linton from Maidstone direction.

Linton, Boughton Monchelsea and Stile Bridge circular
Wednesday Meet at Linton 10 miles Philip J
08/04/2015 Start Point Village CP at Church M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.20 ME17 4AW TQ754501 07970984523
The route heads East along the Greensand Way and passes Boughton Monchelsea Place in 16th century. Back along the river Beult with pub lunch/picnic at Stile Bridge a little over half way round. At the time of input I have not walked the route but there appears to be only two hills, one down when we leave the Greensand Way and the other up, when we rejoin it. If the blossom is out good views are promised at the end. Check website for changes.
The CP is behind the church and reached from Linton Hill (A229)

Limpsfield, Titsey, Tatsfield Triangle
Sunday Leader not at Limpsfield Chart 15 miles Jane B
10/05/2015 Bromley N Stn 08:00 CP S
Time: 09:00 PC 02.80 RH8 0SR TQ427520 07826698779
A long morning, with some steep hills, but wonderful views. Hence an early start and two refreshment breaks. We head to Titsey Place, climb and move on to pick up the Vanguard Way, before turning towards Tatsfield for picnic/pub lunch. Shorter, fairly easy afternoon, with more good views from The North Downs Way.
Meet in CP. From Westerham, take A25 going West, then turn left on Goodley Hatch Road and right on B269. CP is on the right, not far from turn off to Limpsfield Chart Church.

Two Statelies and an ancient inn
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 13.5 miles Jane B
05/07/2015 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Buckhurst No.2 CP S
Time: 09:30 PC 03.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547 07826698779
Through Knole Park, on to Ightham Mote and beyond, heading for Dunks Green, for pub or picnic lunch.The pub,The Kentish Rifleman, is very attractive, but small and can be overwhelmed on a good day. Return via Shipbourne. Some hills and some good views.
Meet in CP (toilets in Leisure Centre). Access on Suffolk Way, off High Street.

Mereworth Woods and orchards.
Tuesday Meet at Shipbourne 10 miles David P
05/05/2015 Start Point Common M
Time: 10:00 PC TQ595523
Northeast from Shipbourne into Mereworth Woods then southeast to West Peckham for lunch at The Swan. Lots of orchards which should be in bloom. When this walk was done in December, people asked that it be repeated at a better time of year.
Going south on the A227, turn left opposite The Chaser and meet in the parking area on the common.

A ramble around Keston
Sunday Meet at *Keston Ponds CP 4 miles Jean P
05/04/2015 Start Point E/M
Time: 14:00 PC 0.80 BR26HA TQ419640
A walk to Well Wood via Nash. One steep hill and a couple of stiles.
Meet in C on Westerham Road A233, just south of Fishponds Rd. Buses 320,146 and 246 stop nearby.

An early Spring walk through High Elms.
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 4.5 miles Susan D
12/04/2015 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
An Interesting walk in the High Elms Country Park. No stiles and gently undulating.
Meet by the village sign at the junction of High St & Church Rd. Bus 358 from Bromley, Orpington & Beckenham.

Super spring walk
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 5 miles Fran M
09/05/2015 Start Point village green M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.80 TN14 6JR TQ485518
A hilly walk, with super views, on a route that take us across the Hendon Manor estate.
Park with discretion on roadside or in CP on B2042 with toilets and walk up hill to village green

A pleasant walk around Chelsfield.
Sunday Meet at 5 Bells Public House 4 miles Rosemary F
07/06/2015 Start Point Chelsfield E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.60 BR6 7RE TQ483642
A undulating walk in pleasant countryside with good views. A few stiles.
Meet outside the 5 Bells Pub, Church Rd, Chelsfield.

A lovely ramble where London meets Kent.
Sunday Meet at *Godden Green 4 miles Norman M
10/05/2015 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 3.20 TN15 0JL TQ553551
A walk across Knole Park to The Vine, returning by another route to the start point.
Going south on A224 (Court Road) Orpington take left turn opposite Volvo Garage for Goddington Park CP. Please park considerately near pub. BUT NOT IN THEIR CAR PARK.

A Spring walk to admire the flowers.
Sunday Meet at *Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
03/05/2015 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC .60 BR7 5PG TQ443700
A wander through Scadbury Park and over St Paul's Cray common to admire the bluebells and other wild flowers
Meet by the Crown PH, School Rd. just off Chislehurst war memorial. Buses 269 & 61.

Woldingham Walkabout
Sunday Leader at Woldingham 12.5 miles Jeff W
05/04/2015 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Station* S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 CR3 7LQ TQ359563
From Woldingham we head for the North Downs Way where we turn eastwards, gaining lovely views. Our picnic/drink is at Tatsfield, from where we return via fields and woods to Chelsham and then across Woldingham golf course.
*Small charge in station car park, free in 'overflow' car park just before corner.

Bough Beech Breakout
Wednesday Meet at Bough Beech 11 miles Giles D
08/07/2015 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.60 TN14 6LD TQ495494
We head west skirting the top of the reservoir and then across open fields to Edenbridge for lunch. In the afternoon we head east via How Green and then back up the reservoir to the start point.
Park where possible on the road to the side of the reservoir and meet at the entrance to the Kent Wildlife Trust visitors' centre

Spring Time Glory
Sunday Leader at Shipbourne 11.5 miles Barbara P
03/05/2015 Bromley N Stn 08:50 Park on common M
Time: 10:00 PC TQ592522 07505 828831
From Shipbourne, through Ightham Mote then over Wilmot, Shingle, Rook and Carters Hills to Knole passing on to Godden Green for lunch. Returning via Hall Place, Ivy Hatch and Fairlawne to the start point.
Meet at car parking area on the common. South from A25 on the A227

Woods and Pastures
Tuesday Meet at Bletchingly 8 miles Gill D
09/06/2015 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 RH1 4PG TQ325508
From Bletchingly we pass through attractive scenery to Outwood Common for a picnic lunch, returning via pastureland.
A25 to Bletchingly (west of Godstone). Park with discretion around village or in Village Hall CP.

Woods and Pastures
Tuesday Meet at Bletchingly 8 miles Gill D
09/06/2015 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 RH1 4PG TQ325508
From Bletchingly we pass through attractive scenery to Outwood Common for a picnic lunch, returning via pastureland.
A25 to Bletchingly (west of Godstone). Park with discretion around village or in Village Hall CP.

Happy Valley here we come
Saturday Meet at Coulsdon Common 7.5 miles Keith J
11/04/2015 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.80 CR3 5QS TQ318568
Along Happy Valley, around Farthing Downs and back to CP via Chalden. A pretty walk with a few (slowly walked) hills and no stiles (at the time of writing).
CP under height restrictor at end of Fox Lane (look for Fox PH sign) of Coulsdon Rd B2030

lovely Kent countryside
Saturday Meet at Cowden 5.2 miles Sandra W
06/06/2015 Start Point Station CP M
Time: 13:30 PC 4.00 TN8 5PE TQ478417
A gentle paced walk in undulating countryside via Chiddingstone Hoath. Sandra's tea and cake at end of walk.
Follow sign turning L off B2026 approx. 2 m S of Edenbridge. Car share advised as CP is quite small.

Welcome Spring walk
Sunday Leader at Andrews Wood 11 miles Colin &
12/04/2015 Bromley N Stn 08:45 CP S
Time: 09:30 PC TQ502616
'Training Trek' - not for the fainthearted! A circular walk near Shoreham, Romney Street and Otford - 7 hills, over 620 metres/2000 feet of ascent. Clockwise. Lunch stop at Otford. Good views of Darent Valley.
Meet CP in Shacklands Rd. off Badgers Mount roundabout

That's all folks