bromley ramblers
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Ramblers Association
Chiddingstone to Fordcombe
Wednesday Meet at Chiddingstone 12 miles Mike P
31-May-17 Start Point M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN8 7AH TQ503452
Mainly level walk but with three hills of about 70/80m passing through Penshurst to lunch at the Chafford Arms in Fordcombe. Returning via Hartsland, Frienden and Chiddingstone Hoath. Route crosses the River Eden and Medway multiple times.
Meet in Chiddingstone Road, 100m east of St Mary's Church in Chiddingstone

Get high in Kemsing
Saturday Meet at Kemsing 5.5 miles Fran M
03-Jun-17 Start Point village CP M
Time: 13:30 PC £2.80 TN15 6GD TQ555588
Fields, paths and tracks with some steep slopes and fine views.
Meet in CP where there are toilets

A Pleasant Walk around the Eden.
Sunday Meet at Leigh 10 miles Sandy H
04-Jun-17 Start Point The Green M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN11 8RG TQ548465
In the morning we walk to Penshurst where we can stop for own coffee. Then continue on to Chiddingstone for lunch, the pub is being renovated at present so it is advisable to bring a packed lunch, or possibly use one of the two tea rooms. Then back to Leigh. Lots of good views, woodland, water and open fields. Parts can be very muddy depending on weather conditions.
Meet around the Green. When we did the walk out lots of spaces were taken, so it would be advisable to car share where possible.

A stroll round High Elms
Sunday Meet at Cuckoo Wood CP 4 miles Rosemary F
04-Jun-17 Start Point High Elms Road E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £1.00 BR6 7JL TQ440625
A pleasant walk through fields and woods to Downe Village. Returning via High Elms Country Park. One stile.
From Shire Lane CP is three quarters of mile approx. on the left.

Tuesday tone up
Tuesday Meet at Sevenoaks Weald 6 miles Giles D
06-Jun-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.00 TN14 6PN TQ528509 07764 368776
Walk through classic Weald country to Bough Beech and back. Compelling option of a visit to The Windmill on return
Park considerately in the village and meet in Long Barn Road

Camer Park circular with lunch at Shorne
Wednesday Meet at Camer 12 miles Philip J
07-Jun-17 Start Point Country Park CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 DA13 0XT TQ649669 07970 984523
Circular walk via Cobham. Lunch at Shorne. Return via Shorne Woods country park and Nash Street
Meet in CP.

Castle to castle
Saturday Meet at Hever 5 miles Sandra W
10-Jun-17 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £3.80 TN8 7ER TQ476448
A fairly flat walk across fields and through some woodland to Chiddingstone and back. Sandra's tea and cake on our return.
CP behind Henry VIII PH

A lovely Summer walk.
Sunday Meet at Penshurst 11 miles Sue H
11-Jun-17 Start Point Lay by M
Time: 09:45 PC £4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438
NOTE START TIME A pleasant walk over fields and through woods towards Hever and stopping at Chiddingstone for lunch.
Meet at lay by on B2176

Goddington Park where city meets country.
Sunday Meet at Cudham Rec. Ground CP 4.5 miles Philippa K
11-Jun-17 Start Point E/M
Time: 12:00 PC £1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599 07811 244345
We walk NE to Norsted Manor and return via Washneys and Cackets Farm. Mainly field paths and woodlands. One steep hill and several stiles.
Meet at Cudham Lane South CP for the recreation ground, south of the Blacksmiths Arms PH.

Who could take umbrage at Tonbridge
Wednesday Meet at Southborough Common 12 miles Giles D
14-Jun-17 Start Point Church Road M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 TN40RT TQ576428
Anti-clockwise loop to Tonbridge and then west along the Eden valley for lunch at The Plough Inn at Powder Mills. Shorter afternoon and all fairly flat
Meet by church

Around Cudham
Saturday Meet at Cudham 5 miles Gillian E
17-Jun-17 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.
Next to Blacksmiths Arms PH

Exploring the Ashdown Forest
Sunday Meet at Ashdown Forest 11.5 miles Sylvia C
18-Jun-17 Start Point Piglet's Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.40 TN7 4EX TQ470326
An exploration of the Ashdown Forest. Lunch - picnic and pub - at Nutley.
Meet Piglet's Car park. Take the B2026 South from Hartfield, after a sign Chuck Hatch on the left, Piglet's CP is on the right approximately 1/2 mile further on. Distance from Hartfield about 2 miles.

High Elms Stroll
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 4 miles Jean P
18-Jun-17 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
A pleasant walk through High Elms Country Park. Undulating countryside - no stiles. We pass through a wild flower meadow and the wild flower bank where we may see the Bee or Fly orchid. Optional tea stop at the Green Roof Café at the end of the walk. Assisted dogs only please.
Meet by the village sign at junction of Church Rd. and High Street. Bus 358.

A circular walk visiting some of Bromley's many open spaces
Tuesday Meet at Chislehurst 6.5 miles Lawrie S
20-Jun-17 Start Point Scadbury Park CP E/M
Time: 10:00 PC £0.60 BR7 6PL TQ452704 07947 407699
A circular walk taking in Scadbury Park, Petts Wood and Jubilee Country Park. A drink or lunch in the Sydney Arms at the end of the walk is optional.
Meet in Scadbury Park car park off Old Perry Street opposite the Sydney Arms PH

Four Churches from Fordwich
Wednesday Meet at Fordwich 11.5 miles Philip W
21-Jun-17 Start Point nr Canterbury M
Time: 10:00 PC £11.40 CT2 0DB TR179597 077 4042 3531
Fig of 8 in Stour Valley. AM via Stodmarsh, Wickhambreaux & Littleborne. Lunch at/near George & Dragon. PM via Westbere.
Meet in the pub car park opposite the George & Dragon. To avoid Canterbury take M2 to J7, continue along A229 to Herne Junction, take A291 S to Sturry, R onto A28 at level crossing. After 400yds L onto minor road S signed Fordwich (turn R if on A28 coming out of Canterbury). After 500yds CP on R just after narrow hump back bridge. Hopefully pub will open for coffee, toilets and order lunch. (if not, WC on SW side of level crossing)

A breath of sea air
Saturday Meet at St Margarets at Cliffe 6 miles Sylvia S
24-Jun-17 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:00 PC £14.20 CT15 6AA TR358447
NOTE START TIME. We follow bridle paths towards Kingsdown and picnic by the beach, then return along the cliff top and descend to café at Pine Gardens for tea, before climbing steps back to village and CP.
Follow sign from A258 Dover/Deal Rd and at T junction turn R. CP entrance is on R just past church. Toilets.

A scenic walk in Surrey
Sunday Meet at Guilford 11 miles Jenny M
25-Jun-17 Start Point Newlands Corner CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £8.80 GU4 8SE TQ043493
A scenic walk over St Martha's Hill then following the River Wey to Shalford for lunch. Please bring picnic as pub may be busy. We return via Chilworth Powder Mills and the Tilling Bourne Valley, recrossing the ridge of St Martha's Hill and climbing back to the start point.
Meet in CP. Travelling SW on the A3 towards Guildford take the Wisley exit through Ripley. After approx 2.5 miles turn L onto A247 to West Clandon. Cross A246 to A25 towards Shere. CP is on R after 1.5 miles

A lovely stroll around Keston
Sunday Meet at Keston 4.2 miles Tom a
25-Jun-17 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC £1.00 BR2 6BA TQ415637
An enjoyable walk passing through the ancient hamlet of Nash and taking the walker through attractive woodland, farmland and Hayes and Keston common.
Meet in car park in Heathfield Road (easy to miss 200m from jnct with A233 Westerham Road)

Scenic walk from Lamberhurst to Goudhurst
Wednesday Meet at Lamberhurst 11 miles Pat W
28-Jun-17 Start Point CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £6.60 TN3 8HX TQ676362
From Lamberhurst we walk via Scotney Castle, Little Scotney Farm, Riseden Farm, Smugley Farm and on to Goudhurst for lunch. Picnic, choice of 2 pubs or an excellent tea room. Shorter afternoon via Spelmonden and Crooked Wood.
Meet at village CP. From A21 take B2162 to Lamberhurst. CP is on the left just past the Chequers pub and before the road forks. (Toilets in CP)

Two lovely old churches
Saturday Meet at Tudeley 5.5 miles Gillian E
01-Jul-17 Start Point church CP M
Time: 13:00 PC £5.20 TN11 0NZ TQ621454
A pleasant walk through lush agricultural countryside with good views. Allow yourself time to see the Marc Chagall windows in the church.
Meet in Tudeley village on B2017 about 2.5m E of Tonbridge. Look out for sign to church. Car sharing recommended, as the CP is quite small.

Footloose on the Greensand Way
Sunday Meet at Teston Bridge 11.5 miles Linda H
02-Jul-17 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.40 ME18 5BX TQ707532
We zigzag from Teston Bridge via the Tutsham Estate and Shingle Barn Farm to meet the Greensand Way at Buston Manor. Continuing along the Greensand Ridge, we eventually turn off over the top of the ridge to lunch at Loose (pub, picnic). After lunch we return by a shorter route through East Farleigh, eventually following the Medway back to Teston Bridge.
Meet Teston Bridge Country Park . Parking Charge £2, WC at start. After driving through Wateringbury on A26, turn right onto B2163 Teston Lane at bottom of hill. Car park is on your right, almost immediately.

Stroll through the Darent Valley.
Sunday Meet at Otford main CP 4.5 miles Philippa K
02-Jul-17 Start Point E
Time: 12:00 PC £2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525595 07811 244345
A pleasant walk around the Darent Valley. Finishing past the Bishop's Palace, the church and the shops where there is an optional tea stop.
Meet in main CP opp. Bull PH..

Early Evening Walk
Tuesday Meet at Cudham 4 miles Barbara P
04-Jul-17 Start Point Recreation Ground E
Time: 17:30 PC £1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599 07505 828831
A short early evening walk through fields and woods. Return in time for a meal at the Blacksmiths Arms for anyone who wants to stay.
Meet in car park just beyond Blacksmiths Arms Pub on left.

Above the North Downs
Wednesday Meet at Headley Heath 11 miles Susan W
05-Jul-17 Start Point S
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 KT18 6NJ TQ204538 07984 626 030
The walk is NOT a figure of 8 although both the car park on the heath and the lunch stop in or near the Cock Inn are in Headley. We walk to the west in the morning and to the east in the afternoon on undulating countryside with a few sharp hills.
Meet in CP. From the A25 turn N onto the B2032. After more than a mile turn L onto the B3033. Use the 2nd CP on L opp. cricket ground. Pay and display for non-National Trust members.

Breakfast walk
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 8 miles Brigid R
08-Jul-17 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 08:00 PC £2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
NOTE START TIME! Well worth getting up for We head along the River Darent to Lullingstone Roman Villa then go across the golf course, to the club house, where we stop for breakfast. Afterwards we return via the Terrace, descend to Water Lane and cross another golf course before passing through Shoreham village to the CP.
Meet in CP

High Weald Landscape Trail
Sunday Meet at Groombridge 12 miles Jeff W
09-Jul-17 Start Point Birchden Wood CP* M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.60 TN3 9NJ TQ533364
We pass Harrison's rocks and then pick up the High Weald Landscape Trail to Hartfield for our picnic lunch/drink. The afternoon sees us following the River Medway to Groombridge. Quintessential Wealden landscape in its summer mantle.
South on B2110, left fork at Groombridge roundabout, ignore public car park immediately on left. Right fork after 600 metres, after 200 metres turn right onto track to car park.

Leisurely stroll
Sunday Meet at Downe 4.5 miles Gillian E
09-Jul-17 Start Point church E/M
Time: 10:30 PC £1.20 BR6 7JW TQ432617
NOTE START TIME. A pleasant circular walk around Downe. No hills to worry about.
Park with discretion in the village.

The Bletchingley Circle Series 2
Wednesday Meet at Outwood 10.5 miles Dave C
12-Jul-17 Start Point Outwood Common CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.80 RH1 5PW TQ327456 07787 151836 mobile on day
Circular walk to Bletchingly through mainly open countryside. Lunch at the Red Lion in Bletchingley. Approx 6.5m in morning 4.0m in afternoon.
Meet in Outwood Common car park

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
15-Jul-17 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC £2.20 TN14 7SU TQ518615
A very pleasant, mainly flat, walk through Shoreham village to the lavender fields at Castle Farm, Lullingstone. One fairly steep section. The lavender should be at its best.
Meet in CP

Keep on to the Carpenter's Arms
Sunday Meet at Toys Hill 12.5 miles Jane B
16-Jul-17 Start Point CP Chart Lane S
Time: 09:30 PC £3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470517 07826 698779
Long morning, with some hills, in varied countryside. Some lovely views. Pub or picnic lunch at Limpsfield Chart. Return via Greensand Way, mainly woodland.
Meet in CP. From Westerham, take A25 to Brasted. Chart Lane is off on the right from Brasted Village, signed to Toys Hill. After some distance, you pass isolated pub on the left and CP is a little further down on the right.

Tuesday Meet at Lullingstone Park Visitor Centre 6.5 miles Annie B
18-Jul-17 Start Point Car Park E
Time: 10:00 PC £2.20 DA40JF TQ527638
First a riverside walk past Lullinstone Castle, onto the Roman Villa then up the hill to Lullingstone Park club house and back via Shoreham. Cafe and picnic facilities for those who want them at the end of the walk at the visitor centre.
Meet in the car park just off Castle Road.( fee payable).

A Wander through the Hinterland and History of Westerham
Wednesday Meet at Westerham 10.5 miles Mike J
19-Jul-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.40 TN16 1PL TQ453531
A walk in a familiar area but using one or two less familiar paths. We walk over the Iron Age Hill Fort in Squerryes Park via High Chart and Scearn Bank to lunch at the Royal Oak, Crockham Hill. In the afternoon our route takes us past the former site of the Westerham Brewery and the remains of Weardale Manor back to Hosey Common.
Meet in Hosey Common Car Park on B2026 south of Westerham

Sissinghurst & Frittenden
Saturday Meet at Sissinghurst Castle 5.5 miles Fran M
22-Jul-17 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:00 PC £8.20 TN17 2AW TQ806383
NOTE START TIME A flattish walk across fields to Frittenden and back. With time to explore the Castle & gardens in the afternoon.
CP charge for non NT members. Please allow plenty of time for the journey and car share, if possible, as the Castle is very busy in summer. Meet by the restaurant.

Sunday Meet at Addington 6 miles Barbara P
23-Jul-17 Start Point Frylands Wood M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.20 CRO 9AA TQ379617 07505 828831
A walk to precede the Hog Roast. Tickets for the event should be purchased in advance. An anti-clockwise walk with Farleigh Court Golf Course at its centre and using parts of the London Loop and Vanguards way. We will be back by around 1.00pm. Please bring a drink for a mid morning stop.
Meet in the Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre car park in Featherbed Lane some 1.3miles south of its junction with Selsdon Park Road. Please ignore the post code, although accurate it will take you to the golf club half a mile away. Look out for the Scout Centre signs on the right.

Sunday Meet at Addington 4 miles Lindsey S
23-Jul-17 Start Point Frylands Wood E/M
Time: 11:00 PC £1.20 CR0 9AA TQ379617 07984 469698
A shorter walk to precede the Hog Roast. Tickets for the event should be purchased in advance. A fairly easy circular walk via Farleigh Court golf course taking in Frith, Great Park and Frylands Woods.
Meet in the Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre car park in Featherbed Lane some 1.3 miles south of its junction with Selsdon Park Road. Please ignore the post code, although accurate, it will take you to the golf club half a mile away. Look out for the Scout Centre signs on the right.

A circular walk in some beautiful countryside
Tuesday Meet at Limpsfield Chart 6.5 miles Lawrie &
25-Jul-17 Start Point NT car park M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.80 RH8 0SR TQ427520 07947 407699
We meander across Crockham Hill Common and Hosey Common to Westerham and return to the start of the walk via The High Chart. A drink or lunch in the Carpenters Arms after the walk is optional.
Leave Westerham on the A25. Turn left just before The Grasshopper and go uphill. Turn left where the road splits and meet in the car park on the left hand side.

In Wellies footsteps
Wednesday Meet at Ryarsh 11 miles Philip W
26-Jul-17 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.60 ME19 5LS TQ671600 077 4042 3531
Fig of 8 walk from Duke of Wellington, Ryarsh. am 6.4 mls via Paddlesworth Farm, Horn Street and Birling Ashes. Lunch in or near DofW. pm 4.3 mls via Trosley Ct and Coldrum Long Barrow.
Park in the village hall car park 100yds E of T junct by the pub. Meet at the Duke of Wellington Pub which will open for us to use the facilities and order lunch.

Bletchingley to Godstone
Saturday Meet at Bletchingley 5 miles Barbara P
29-Jul-17 Start Point War Memorial M
Time: 13:00 PC £3.40 RH1 4PG TQ325508 07505 828831 on the day
A circular walk through pasture, woods and fields.
Meet at War Memorial Parking along the High Street, Bletchingley on the A25.

Around Tunbridge Wells
Sunday Meet at Tunbridge Wells 10.5 miles An
30-Jul-17 Start Point Upper Pantiles M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.40 TN25TP TQ580387 07821 883335
In memory of Gill, we shall follow one of her routes. Heading towards Speldhurst we pick up the Tunbridge Wells Circular and follow it to our picnic/drink spot at The Hare Langton Green. The afternoon is flatter following the Spa Valley railway from Groombridge. Lovely varied countryside, a grand house and the chance of seeing a vintage train
Meet at at Major York's Road CP, Tunbridge Wells at Lower end of Major York's Rd opp the Pantile. £4.80 for day. Or park in nearby streets

Out to Outwood and back via South Park
Sunday Meet at Tilburstow Hill 11 miles Tony U
01/10/2017 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 03.40 RH9 8NP TQ349501 07964 291369
Anticlockwise loop over undulating countryside SW to Outwood Common for lunch and back.
Drive south from Godstone village, soon fork R onto Tilburstow Hill Road and then turn R onto Rabies Heath Road. CP is on L after 400m. Beware sat nav users - the post code centre is a long way away.

Varied scenery from Hadlow to West Peckham and beyond
Tuesday Meet at Hadlow 8 miles Tony U
17/10/2017 Start Point The Square M
Time: 10:00 PC 05.20 TN11 0DA TQ634498 07964 291369
Over fields to Oxen Hoath then up the hill to Hurst Wood and back down to West Peckham for lunch (Swan on the Green). Flat walk back to Hadlow through woods and fields. One stretch of nettles, so wear shorts at your peril!
Meet outside Hadlow Pharmacy. Various on-street parking available but avoid the few spaces in The Square that are limited waiting.

Varied scenery from Hadlow to West Peckham and beyond
Tuesday Meet at Hadlow 8 miles Tony U
17/10/2017 Start Point The Square M
Time: 10:00 PC 05.20 TN11 0DA TQ634498 07964 291369
Over fields to Oxen Hoath then up the hill to Hurst Wood and back down to West Peckham for lunch (Swan on the Green). Flat walk back to Hadlow through woods and fields. One stretch of nettles, so wear shorts at your peril!
Meet outside Hadlow Pharmacy. Various on-street parking available but avoid the few spaces in The Square that are limited waiting. Toilets nearby.

A circular walk along the banks of the Rivers Medway and Grom
Wednesday Meet at Ashurst 10.5 miles Chris T
15/11/2017 Start Point Ashurst Church M
Time: 10:00 PC TN3 9TE TQ512390 07831 846175
A clockwise walk via Chafford Bridge Silcocks Farm and Ashurst Park with lunch stop at the Hare, Langton Green.
Meet on Lane behind Ashurst Church. If travelling on A264 from Tunbridge Wells take lane on left behind church just before reaching Ashurst Village.

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