bromley ramblers
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Ramblers Association
Around Chartwell
Saturday Meet at Chartwell 4 miles Fran M
17-Mar-18 Start Point NT CP E/M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.80 TN16 1PS TQ456517
Dust off your walking boots and step out into fresh spring air and enjoy some lovely views. Why not stay for tea at Chartwell, when we get back.
Meet by CP entrance gate. Fee for non NT members.

In the footsteps of Henry VIII backwards!
Sunday Meet at Ightham Mote 10 miles Jenny M
18-Mar-18 Start Point NT CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN15 0NU TQ584538 07719 718117
We walk via Shipbourne and the Greensand Way to Knole for our lunch stop. Please bring a picnic as the cafe gets very busy. We return via Godden Green and Stone Street. A couple of hills in the morning and afternoon but good views. There will be a very steep descent just before the end.
CANCELLED, weather. Meet in Ightham Mote CP signed from the A25. Please park at top of CP away from the house.

Another local gem of a walk.
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 3.5 miles Rosemary F
18-Mar-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £0.60 BR67RE TQ438642
An undulating walk in pleasant countryside. Mainly farmland with good views. Possibly one stile if gate is locked.
CANCELLED, weather. Meet outside the Five Bells PH, Church Road, Chelsfield. Please park in local side roads with consideration.

Figure of eight around Cudham and Downe
Wednesday Meet at Cudham 10.5 miles Lindsey S
21-Mar-18 Start Point Recreation Ground CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599 079844 69698
A figure of eight via Single Street and Downe village in the morning and Norstead Manor Farm and New Years Wood in the afternoon. Lunch in the Blacksmiths Arms or picnic in the recreation ground. There will be a few ups and downs but taken at a leisurely pace.
Meet in the Recreation Ground CP in Cudham Lane just south of the Blacksmith's Arms PH.

Lovely early spring walk
Saturday Meet at Leaves Green 4 miles Rosemary F
24-Mar-18 Start Point CP E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £1.00 BR2 6DT TQ414619
A pleasant walk across open farmland, woods and villages. One short hill and 3 stiles.
Meet in CP off Ashmore Lane

Penshurst & Haysden
Sunday Meet at Penshurst 12 miles Mary G
25-Mar-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526439
From Penshurst to Chiddingstone Hoath for lunch (picnic, pub - Little Brown Jug). Route via Haysden Country Park.
Meet in lay-by close to village centre on B2176

Around the airport without queuing!!!
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill Airport 5 miles Steph B
25-Mar-18 Start Point Lookout Café E/M
Time: 13:00 PC £1.60 TN163BN TQ415598 07941 488607
Chocks away for a trip around the airport perimeter! The route takes us right round the airport and then to Saltbox Hill SSSI. 7 stiles and 2 short steep climbs.
Main Rd. j/w Churchill Way. Parking at the Lookout Café by their kind permission - also parking in Sunningvale Avenue. Lookout café does a wide range of light lunches & will be open on our return for tea and cakes etc. Buses 246, 320, 464 to Main Road/Sunningvale Ave. There is a possible route to avoid 4 of the stiles - but you will miss the SSSI

A circular walk around and beyond Hayes and Keston Commons
Tuesday Meet at Keston 6 miles Lawrie S
27-Mar-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £0.80 BR2 6BP TQ412645 07947 407699
A circular walk around and beyond Hayes and Keston Commons. An opportunity for a drink or lunch in The Greyhound at the end of the walk.
Meet on the green in front of The Greyhound PH. Park in the road fronting the pub or in either of the public car parks in Baston Road or Commonside, both within a minute's walk of the start.

Knockholt to South Street
Wednesday Meet at Knockholt 12.9 miles Mike P
28-Mar-18 Start Point St Katherines Church S
Time: 10:00 PC £2.00 TN14 7LR TQ468589
Head south west along North Downs Way then Rag Hill with lunch at Aperfield Inn in South Street. Return via Cudham Grange and Horns Green.
Meet at church, park to east of church on Main Road

Put a spring in your step
Wednesday Meet at New Ash Green 10.5 miles Bob a
04-Apr-18 Start Point M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £3.20 DA3 8HH TQ605654
Slight variation on a circular walk in March 2015 via Hodsoll Street, Stansted and Ridley. Pub or picnic lunch at Stansted. Some lovely views. Longer morning, hillier afternoon.
Meet South Car Park, New Ash Green. Exit M20 at Junction 2. Turn left, then second right (Ash Lane). After approx. 2.5 miles, turn right for New Ash Green. Take the fourth right (Centre Road) where there is a directional sign to the car park. Park in the South car park on the right.

Around Tatsfield
Saturday Meet at Tatsfield 5.5 miles Keith J
07-Apr-18 Start Point village M
Time: 13:00 PC £1.80 TN16 2BF TQ413568
Generally rugged terrain with 1 or 2 short hills and about 6 stiles. All taken at my usual leisurely pace.
Meet near the village pond opp The Ship PH. Park with discretion in nearby roads.

Exploring the London LOOP
Sunday Meet at High Elms 15 miles Neil C
08-Apr-18 Start Point Country Park S
Time: 10:00 PC £1.00 BR6 7JH TQ446635
Exploring the London Loop. Picnic lunch at Hayes.
Meet Main Car Park - off High Elms Road

Spring around Farnborough Village
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 4.5 miles Elizabeth &
08-Apr-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £0.80 BR67DE TQ443643 07813 016510
An undulating walk through fields and woodland passing the Willberforce Oak and Keston Ponds. No stiles.
Meet by the village sign at junction of High Street and Church Road. Bus 358

A Ramblers Favourite
Tuesday Meet at Ightham Mote 5.6 miles Annie B
10-Apr-18 Start Point NT car park E
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN15 0NU TQ584536 07764 251318
A walk from the Kent Ramblers 10 Favourite Walks brochure. We go via Godden Green and Stone Street.
Meet in the car park.

A spectacular walk in Winnie The Pooh Country on the Ashdown Forest
Wednesday Meet at Hartfield 11 miles Chris T
11-Apr-18 Start Point Four Counties CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.60 TN22 3JD TQ468311 07831 846175
A spectacular woodland walk with excellent views exploring the haunts of AA Milne taking in a tumulus, the first Blast Furnace in Britain dated 1496 at Newbridge and water mill also at Newbridge. .A clockwise walk via Newbridge Cabbage Stalk, Lower Parrock, Newton Hill with lunch stop at the Gallipot Inn. After lunch returning via Pooh Sticks Bridge, Neaves Farm and Five Hundred Acre Wood.
Meet at Four Counties CP on Ashdown Forest. If travelling south on B2026 out of Hartfield drive for about 2.5 miles and after passing second turning on the right to Coleman's Hatch CP will be found on right after driving a further 400 yards.

A walk to enjoy life.
Sunday Meet at Badgers Mount 9 miles Sue H
15-Apr-18 Start Point Andrews Wood CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
From Andrews Wood over M25. We then walk down towards Shoreham turning right before village to cross back over the M25 and walk to Knockholt for picnic lunch or coffee etc at The 3 Horseshoes . Then back from Knockholt to Andrews Wood.
Meet in Andrews Wood CP off Shacklands road. Meet near the toilets.

A stroll around Biggin Hill
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 5.3 miles Steph B
15-Apr-18 Start Point Stock Hill Surgery E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £1.60 TN16 3FE TQ419588 07941 488607
A mix of paths and unmade roads from Biggin Hill to Tatsfield and back. Some steep bits and a few stiles. Bus 246 or 320 to Lebanon Gardens. Also 64 from New Addington. CP free on Sundays.
Meet in CP behind Stock Hill Surgery.

Trace the Ravensbourne River
Tuesday Meet at Bromley South 5 miles Margaret E
17-Apr-18 Start Point Station M
Time: 10:00 PC £0.20 BR1 1LE TQ403688
We will find the river in a few unexpected places in Bromley before tracing it across fields and through woods to its source at Caesar's Well, Keston. Paths could be muddy. Return by 320 bus to Bromley, or short walk back to Keston for pub lunch before catching 146/246 bus to Bromley.
Meet at Bromley South Station

A waterside walk
Wednesday Meet at Tottenham Hale 11.5 miles Philip J
18-Apr-18 Start Point Tube Station M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 N17 9LR TQ344895 07970 984523
This morning we follow the Lea valley through Walthamstow Wetlands, Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes to Hackney Wick. Here we cross the river and make our way to Victoria Park for lunch (picnic, café or, for an extra 1k, the Approach Tavern). The afternoon we follow the Regents Canal and the Thames Path back to Greenwich. This walk is mostly on good paths (not much mud). No need to wear boots.
Meet at station exit. Tottenham Hale is two stops from the end of the Victoria Line. As we will be leaving promptly, if you are a little late go to the Engine House, Walthamstow Wetlands Centre, where we will be stopping for 10 minutes. From the station turn left, in front of the buses, and left again into Ferry Lane. Continue along the road, crossing to rt side at crossroads. The Wetlands are on the rt, opposite the Ferry Boat Inn. See map at entrance.

Windmilling Around
Saturday Meet at Sevenoaks Weald 5.5 miles Keith B
21-Apr-18 Start Point M
Time: 12:00 PC £4.00 TN14 6PN TQ527508 07518 374276
Starting by the Windmill pub we go via Bowzell Wood & Bore Farm windmill down to Bough Beech reservoir. Stop to refresh & view possible wildlife, then return past Sharp's Place & Newhouse Farm.
Meet at village green alongside village school - parking usually available.

London views, leafy paths and a castle
Sunday Meet at Stratford 11.2 miles Sue L
22-Apr-18 Start Point Tube Station M
Time: 10:00 PC E15 1XD TQ386844
From Stratford we walk through the Olympic Park and follow the river Lee, through the Middlesex filter beds, a haven for wild birds, then continue through parks, leafy lanes and hidden waterways, finishing with a climb up Parliament Hill with fine views over London. From here we return via Hampstead Heath or Hampstead stations. Lunch at Finsbury park, bring a picnic as cafe will be busy.
Meet outside tube station by ticket machines

A lovely local Spring ramble.
Sunday Meet at Keston Ponds 5 miles Jean P
22-Apr-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
A walk to Well Wood via Nash returning over Hayes Common. We finish by following the Ravensbourne back to Keston Ponds. One steep Hill and a stile. ASSISTANCE DOGS ONLY PLEASE.
Meet at Keston Ponds CP off Westerham Road.

Chiddingstone circular
Tuesday Meet at Chiddingstone 6 miles Giles D
24-Apr-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN8 7AH TQ501451 07764 368776
Attractive anti-clockwise loop via Weller's Town, Penshurst, Moorden & Sandholes. All the usual Wealden treats. Opportunity to visit the tearoom after the walk
Meet by church

A Medway Meander
Wednesday Meet at Leigh 12.5 miles Mark C
25-Apr-18 Start Point The Green M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN11 8QP TQ548464
A circular walk to Fordcombe. Hilly in the morning and following the Wealdway with lunch at the Chafford Arms or picnic on the large village green nearby. We return along the River Medway and Penshurst. Fine Wealden views.
Meet on The Green adjacent to Leigh Primary School. Plenty of parking on the roads around The Green but not outside the school.

Hoping for bluebells
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 3.5 miles Rosemary F
28-Apr-18 Start Point village M
Time: 13:30 PC £2.80 TN14 6DF TQ486519
A fairly hilly walk with fine views in all directions. Passing through the NT properties of Scords Wood and Emmetts Garden, where we will stop for refreshments before continuing past the cricket ground and back to Ide Hill.
Meet by the bus shelter. Park with discretion in the village, or in the CP on B2042 (toilets).

A Sussex garden walk
Sunday Meet at Horsted Keynes 9 miles Sylvia C
29-Apr-18 Start Point C.P. M
Time: 10:00 PC £6.40 RH17 7AS TQ384282
A walk to Ardingly (5 miles) where we stop for lunch. There is a pub but please bring a picnic as it is very crowded at weekends. After lunch we return (4 miles) via an interesting NGS garden. One steep hill in the morning.
Meet in CP just past the Green Man pub, right, turn left onto Lewis Road, then immediately left into recreation ground car park. Toilets by bus stop.

One of the best local walks with stunning views over the London Basin.
Sunday Meet at Goddington Park, Orpington 5.5 miles Hazel T
29-Apr-18 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £1.20 BR69DH TQ473650
Mainly field paths with lovely views over open countryside. Several Stiles.
Meet in Goddington Park CP. Turn off Court Road opposite the Volvo Garage.

Great views on a sunny day in May.
Wednesday Meet at Bletchingley 11 miles Susan W
02-May-18 Start Point Waterhouse Lane M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 RH9 8NR TQ342512
From Waterhouse Lane we will walk northwards to Gravelly Hill, then eastwards along the North Downs Way. From Grangers Hill we will walk southwards to Old Oxted for lunch. In the afternoon we will walk to Broadham Green, then mainly along the Greensand Way.
Meet Travel westwards along the A25 from Godstone. Waterhouse Lane is half a mile on the left. Park near Ivy Mill Lane.

Kentish oasts and orchards
Saturday Meet at Shipbourne 5 miles Sandra W
05-May-18 Start Point Common E
Time: 13:00 PC £4.00 TN11 9PF TQ592522
A lovely walk over fields, across orchards and along quiet lanes to Old Soar Manor and back via Plaxtol village. Some inclines, taken at a gentle pace. Sandra's tea and cake after the walk.
Meet in the road opposite the Chaser Phwhere there is parking.

A Waterside and, if lucky, Bluebell Walk
Sunday Meet at Lamberhurst 14 miles David P
06-May-18 Start Point Pillory Corner M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £7.20 TN5 7QG TQ711321
We head for Bewl Water and follow this for a couple of miles or so before heading off to Lamberhurst (via Maitlands) for a pub or picnic lunch. We then return via Scotney Castle, Kilndown, Camberwell Priory Farm and Bewl Water.
Meet Pillory Corner Lay-by. Travelling South on the A21, Pillory Corner Lay by (clearly signed) is approx 4 miles SE of Lamberhurst

A lovely stroll around Downe and Cudham.
Sunday Meet at High Elms 4.3 miles Tom M
06-May-18 Start Point Cuckoo Wood CP M
Time: 13:00 PC £1.00 BR6 7JL TQ440625 07774 237494
A hilly walk towards Cudham passing Mace Farm. We return through Hang Grove and Downe village.
Meet in High Elms CP - From Shire Lane turn S into High Elms Road, CP is on the left after 3/4m approx.

A circular walk from Knockholt Pound
Tuesday Meet at Knockholt Pound 6 miles Lawrie S
08-May-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.80 TN14 7LD TQ481595 07947 407699
We head towards Cudham and then South to Horns Green and Knockholt before we follow the North Downs Way back to the start.
Meet at the bus shelter by the Three Horseshoes PH in Knockholt Pound. Please park with consideration on the roadside.

Camer to Shorne
Wednesday Meet at Camer 10 miles Jim H
09-May-18 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 DA13 0XU TQ649669
Through Camer Park via Cobham Park. Lunch at Rose and Crown, Shorne Village. Return via Randle Heath and Cobham. A few gentle hills.
Meet at Country Park car park. From A227 at Hook Green, between Meopham and Meopham Station, turn into Green Lane, signpost for Cobham and Sole Street. After a quarter mile, turn right into Camer Park Road. Car park on the left.

Marsh Green to Dormansland
Wednesday Meet at Marsh Green 10.5 miles Mike P
09-May-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN8 5PU TQ439444
Start south past Shernden Wood then west through Ten Acre Wood and Sussex Border Path to lunch at The Plough at Dormansland. Return via Starborough Farm and New Barns Farm.
Meet on slip road by St John's church. Head south from Edenbridge on B2026 then turn right on B2028 about 500m after hospital, slip road is 800m on right at end of green.

Tea at Chartwell
Saturday Meet at Westerham 6 miles Michael B
12-May-18 Start Point CP on A25 M
Time: 13:00 PC £2.40 TN16 1TD TQ450542
From Westerham we follow the Greensand Way and stop for refreshments at Chartwell before returning through woods and fields. Fairly hilly.
Meet in CP. Charge for parking was £3 so car sharing advised.

A Sussex Walk
Sunday Meet at Ashurst Station 10 miles Jenny M
13-May-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 TN3 9TF TQ507388
A scenic walk making our way SW via Bolebrook Castle to Hartfield for lunch. (Please bring picnic as pub likely to be busy). We return via Withyham and the Medway to Ashurst. Could be muddy particularly by the river in the afternoon.
Meet in Ashurst Station CP. From Edenbridge take the B2026 for about 5 miles then turn L onto A264. After about 2 1/2 miles under the railway bridge turn R towards the station. The CP is at the end.

The Ups and Downs of Biggin Hill.
Sunday Meet at Leaves Green 5 miles Steph B
13-May-18 Start Point Ashmore Lane CP M/S
Time: 14:00 PC £1.00 BR2 6DN TQ413619 07941 488607
We walk via Saltbox Hill through Jewels Wood - bluebells may be in bloom.
Meet at CP in Heathfield Rd. 200m from junction with A233 Westerham Rd. Buses 320,146,246 stop nearby.

Elephants and Snow Leopards
Wednesday Meet at Fordwich, Canterbury 10.5 miles Philip W
16-May-18 Start Point George & Dragon CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £11.40 CT2 0DB TQ179597 077 40 42 35 31
Fig of 8 walk from the George and Dragon. AM 6.6 miles S via Littlebourne and Howletts Zoo (elephants and snow leopards). PM 3.9 miles via Swanton Farm Cottages.
Meet in the pub car park opposite the George & Dragon. To avoid Canterbury take M2 to J7 and continue along A229 to Hearn slip road. Take A291 S to Sturry, R onto A28 over level crossing. After 500 yds L onto minor road signed Fordwich (R if comming from Canterbury on A28). After further 500 yds CP on R just after narrow humpback bridge. (WC on SW side of level crossing, pub unlikely to open early.)

One Tree Hill and Underriver
Saturday Meet at One Tree Hill 6 miles Fran M
19-May-18 Start Point CP M
Time: 13:00 PC £4.00 TN15 0SN TQ559532
A long downhill start, then flat, until we need to climb steeply back up to the Greensand Way. Good views.
Meet in CP on the road south of Godden Green

Around The Greensand Ridge
Sunday Meet at Limpsfield Chart 14 miles Jane B
20-May-18 Start Point CP Kent Hatch Road S
Time: 09:30 PC £2.80 RH8 0TL TQ431516 07826 698779
Some climbs, but plenty of varied and open countryside, with some lovely views. Eight miles in the morning, but an early start and two breaks. We descend to Tenchley Manor and gradually make our way to Toys Hill and on to Westerham for pub, café or picnic lunch. We return via Chartwell.
Meet in CP on the left of Kent Hatch Road, as you approach Limpsfield Chart from Goodley Stock Road, Westerham.

Early spring in High Elms
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 4 miles Jean P
20-May-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
An undulating walk mainly through High Elms Country Park where we may see bluebells in bloom. Optional refreshments stop near the end of the walk. No stiles. ASSISTANCE DOGS ONLY PLEASE.
Meet by the seats at High Street J/W Church Road. Bus 358.

Surrey Oaks
Wednesday Meet at Parkgate 11 miles Philip W
23-May-18 Start Point Newdigate M
Time: 10:00 PC £7.00 RH5 5DZ TQ205436 07740 423531
My third fig of 8 walk from this pub but on mainly different paths. 6 miles am, 5 miles pm with lunch in the Surrey Oaks or sandwiches nearby.
Meet in Surrey Oaks PH car park (pub not open this early). M23 to J9 then A23 N towards Horley. Half mile after Gatwick N Terminal take L at r'about to Charlwood. After 2.5 miles (going out of Charlwood) turn R into Norwood Hill Rd signed Newdigate then L after 300yds into Stan Hill also signed Newdigate. After 2.5 miles turn R at T jctn into Partridge La. Pub is on R after 700yds (opposite red phone box).

Flowers and Birds
Saturday Meet at Dryhill 4 miles Barbara P
26-May-18 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 13:00 PC £2.80 TN14 6AA TQ497552 07505 828831
A walk through farmland and woods. Just a few slopes here and there.
Meet in the car park of Dryhill Nature Reserve ( possibly £1 charge) Off A25 beyond Sundridge signposted Nature Reserve

Not the Cheviots, but...
Sunday Meet at Badger's Mount 14 miles Jeff W
27-May-18 Start Point Andrews Wood CP S
Time: 10:00 PC £2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616 07827 483998
If you were on the group's holiday to Northumberland you should be fit, and if you weren't, here's your chance to tackle a challenge. The hills around Otford and Kemsing can add up to 800 metres (with the option to wait at the bottom on some of them), while the distance is 14 miles. Not for the faint-hearted.
Meet in CP on right down Shacklands Rd, off Badger's Mount roundabout.

Darent Valley
Tuesday Meet at Shoreham 8.5 miles Brigid R
29-May-18 Start Point Filston Lane M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
Darent River Path, Roman Villa, Eynsford Station, Chalkerhurst Woods and Eagle Heights. Then a short lunch break near Lullingstone Golf Club. Short afternoon via Timberten Bottom and Shoreham Terrace back to car park.
Meet in Filston Lane car park Shoreham

A walk in The National Pinetum
Wednesday Meet at Hawkhurst 13 miles David P
30-May-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £8.80 TN18 4NR TQ756297
From The Moor, the route goes westwards and then north towards Flimwell before entering Bedgebury Forest. Lunch will probably be at the café in The Bedgebury National Pinetum. After lunch the route goes southeast through Bedgebury Forest back to The Moor.
Meet on the west side of the green. Approaching Hawkhurst along the A268 from Flimwell, turn right at the traffic lights on the outskirts of Hawkhurst onto the A229. After 0.6miles, opposite a childrens playground on the left, turn right into The Moor. Park around the green or in adjacent streets.

Late Spring Walk
Thursday Meet at Cowden 8.5 miles Barbara P
31-May-18 Start Point Near Church M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN8 7JD TQ466405 07505 828831
Walk from village on Sussex Border Path then north to White Post, Cold Harbour to Hoath Corner for lunch. Back via Roath and Wickens farms to Cowden.
Meet by church gate in Cowden village. Off B2026 3.5 miles south of Edenbridge.

A Linear Walk from Farningham Road to Sevenoaks
Sunday Meet at Farningham Road 14 miles Neil C
03-Jun-18 Start Point Station S
Time: 10:00 PC £2.20 DA4 9JB TQ556693
This is a LINEAR walk from station to station, with all stations accessible from Bromley South. (Alternative - park at Swanley Station (which also has direct trains to both Farningham Road and Sevenoaks stations) but note that Swanley car park is cashless - parking charges must be paid by debit/credit card, either in advance online or by mobile phone on arrival. From Farningham Road we go via Shoreham (picnic, pub, station) for lunch to finish at Sevenoaks.
Meet station forecourt.

One of the best short walks.
Sunday Meet at One Tree Hill 4.5 miles Harry S
03-Jun-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £4.00 TN15 0SN TQ559532 07710 187572
From the Greensand ridge we descend to Underiver. The walk continues on field paths followed by a climb up Rooks Hill to return along the Greensand ridge. Some stiles.
Meet in CP. From A25 turn south at Seal, go through Godden Green and CP is on the left before road descends to Underriver. Limited parking. Please car share where possible.

Circles around Bletchlingley
Wednesday Meet at Bletchingley 11 miles Dave C
06-Jun-18 Start Point Red Lion M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 RH1 4NU TQ323507
Figure of 8 from Bletchlingley. Lunch in the Red Lion, North in the morning, South in the afternoon.
Meet in the Red Lion Car Park Castle Street.

A walk on the Weald Side
Saturday Meet at Cowden 5.2 miles Sandra W
09-Jun-18 Start Point Station CP E
Time: 13:00 PC £4.00 TN8 5PE TQ478417
Hopefully a lot less muddy than the January walk. A gentle pace in undulating countryside via Chiddingstone Hoath. Sandra's tea and cake after the walk.
Meet in small CP so suggest car share. Follow sign turning L off B2026 approx. 2 miles S of Edenbridge.

A varied walk to Leigh-on-Sea with great views and a castle
Sunday Meet at South Benfleet 12 miles Sue L
10-Jun-18 Start Point Station CP M
Time: 09:30 PC £7.00 SS7 1NS TQ779860
We start with some hills offering fine estuary views, passing the Salvation Army home farm and Hadleigh Castle, then down into Leigh-on-Sea for lunch. We return via Two Tree Island where we will stop briefly to view sea birds on a saline lagoon. We leave via a muddy causeway so boots are a must, and return alongside the creek back to the beginning. Option to return to the start by train from Leigh.
Meet at top of station car park. After Pitsea flyover (A13) keep left & follow A130 to Canvey Island. At r'bt take 1st exit towards Benfleet, follow road past station. At 3rd mini r'bt turn R onto School Lane, CP is on right.

The Nash Circular
Sunday Meet at Keston 4.2 miles Tom a
10-Jun-18 Start Point Heathfield Road CP E/M
Time: 13:00 PC £1.00 BR2 6BA TQ415637 07774 237494
An enjoyable walk passing through the ancient hamlet of Nash, attractive woodland and farmland. We return over Hayes and Keston Commons. One steep hill and a couple of stiles.
Meet at CP in Heathfield Rd. 200m from junction with A233 Westerham Rd. Buses 320,146,246 stop nearby.

A gentle climb to the North Downs Way and back
Tuesday Meet at Pratts Bottom 7 miles Tony U
12-Jun-18 Start Point Green E
Time: 10:00 PC £1.40 BR6 7NQ TQ472622 07964 291369
South-east to skirt Halstead then south to the North Downs Way, west to Knockholt and north back to the start, finishing by lunchtime.
Meet on the green, opposite the Bull's Head. Park considerately on side roads.

Medway valley
Saturday Meet at Penshurst Place 7 miles Fran M
16-Jun-18 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:30 PC £4.60 TN11 8DH TQ527438
NOTE START TIME. A lovely walk in river valley, along lanes and field paths. Bring a picnic for lunch stop.
Meet near entrance to CP.

River Rother and Bewl Water
Sunday Meet at Etchingham 18 miles Tony U
17-Jun-18 Start Point Station S
Time: 09:30 PC £8.40 TN19 7PA TQ714263 07964 291369
Clockwise circuit via Burwash and Stonegate to Bewl Water for picnic lunch (no pub). Afternoon starts on Sussex Border Path then lesser known paths. Includes a few stretches of road walking. Not too hilly. Note earlier start to avoid too late a lunch stop.
Meet in southern car park (there are two). A21 to Hurst Green then A265. Parking £1 at time of writing.

A stroll around Chelsfield and back to a pub
Sunday Meet at Chelsfield 3.5 miles Rosemary F
17-Jun-18 Start Point E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £1.40 BR6 7RL TQ483642
An undulating walk in pleasant countryside. Mainly farmland with good views. Possibly one stile if gate is locked.
Meet outside the Five Bells pub, Church Road, Chelsfield. Please park considerately in local side roads not pub car park.

Views, orchards and history
Wednesday Meet at Borough Green 10.3 miles Pat W
20-Jun-18 Start Point Western Rd CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN15 8BB TQ607574
A anti-clockwise walk via Warren Farm, Yopps Green, Fairlawne Park and on to Dunks Green for lunch at the Kentish Rifleman or picnic on the green. We then return via Roughway, Old Soar Manor (possible opportunity to visit for NT members), Basted and back to Borough Green. Meet in the long stay pay and display car park off Western Road in Borough Green
Meet Borough Green Western Road CP

A north Kent gem
Saturday Meet at Camer country park 6 miles Sylvia S
23-Jun-18 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:00 PC £4.40 DA13 0XT TQ650669
NOTE START TIME. Bring a snack. A gently undulating walk via Luddesdown, Gt Buckland and Foxendown. Mainly fields with a smattering of woodland.
Meet in CP. Turn R off A227 0.5m N of Meopham Green and follow signs.

A Kentish Summer Ramble
Sunday Meet at Penshurst 11 miles Linda H
24-Jun-18 Start Point Station M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £4.60 TN11 8JJ TQ519464
Out via Chested Farm to Chiddingstone, South to Hill Hoath, West on Eden Valley Walk , then South at Lockskinners, on to Pigdown, Meechlands Farm and Oak Wood to Mark Beech (pub/picnic) for lunch. Return through Newtye and Stock Woods to Hill Hoath, Chiddingstone and Vexour Bridge.
Meet Penshurst Station. Park by the woodyard on south side of railway line. The B2027 runs between the station and the pub, The Little Brown Jug. If the LBJ is on your left, continue on and take the first right past the station and then turn sharp right, back on yourself, at the first junction to reach the woodyard. If the LBJ is on your right, you have passed the turning - turn in the station forecourt and follow the directions above.

Cudham at its best.
Sunday Meet at Cudham 4.5 miles Philippa K
24-Jun-18 Start Point Recreation Ground CP E/M
Time: 13:00 PC £1.60 TN147QF TQ446597
We walk NE to Norstead Manor. Return via Washneys and Cackets Farm. Mainly field paths and woodland. One steep hill and several stiles.
Meet at the Cudham Lane South CP for the recreation ground, just south of the Blacksmith's Arms PH.

Around Hampstead Heath
Tuesday Meet at Hampstead 6.5 miles Sylvia S
26-Jun-18 Start Point Tube station M
Time: 11:00 PC TQ240850
Back by popular demand. Through some quieter roads to the Heath and we pass through Hill Gardens and Golders Hill Park on the way to our lunch stop at Kenwood House. Picnic, or food is available in the café. Then we head for Highgate village, pass the famous cemetery and cross the Heath again back to Hampstead tube station.
Meet outside the entrance. On the Northern Line.

Breakfast walk
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 8 miles Brigid R
30-Jun-18 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, cross 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 the Shoreham village to the CP.
Meet in CP

A well-known pub and a secret gate
Sunday Meet at Sevenoaks 14 miles Jane B
01-Jul-18 Start Point Leisure Centre S
Time: 09:30 PC £3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547 07826 698779
NOTE START TIME. We head through Knole Park and down to Underriver, and then meander south and on to Shipbourne for a pub or picnic lunch. An easy 8 miles in the morning, hence early start. Afternoon has one long, steep hill, which accounts for the S! We return via Budd's Green and Bitchet Green.
Meet outside the Leisure Centre, on Buckhurst Lane, off High Street. Large CP is closed, but there are several CPs on Buckhurst Lane, and to left and right of it.

Chocks away for a trip around the airport.
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 5 miles Steph B
01-Jul-18 Start Point Lookout Café E/M
Time: 13:30 PC £1.40 TN16 3BN TQ414599 07941 488607
The route takes us right around the airport starting with Saltbox Hill. & stiles and 2 short steep climbs
Meet and park with consideration in Sunningvale Avenue.

Walk through summer meadows in beautiful Kent and Sussex
Wednesday Meet at Hever Station 11.5 miles Maria N
04-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 TN8 7ER TQ465445
We start by leaving Hever Station taking the Markbeech Cut south towards Cowden where we take a left turn and follow the Sussex Border Path and Kent Water. We zigzag between Kent and Sussex before once again bearing left to Hoath Corner and our lunch stop at The Rock PH. In the afternoon we continue north to Hill Hoath before turning left once more where we pass Hever Castle grounds before making our way back to the station, long morning but short afternoon.
Meet in large gravel car park at Hever Station (free parking, through Private Rd)

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
07-Jul-18 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC £2.20 TN14 7SR 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

Date with an Eight
Sunday Meet at Chiddingstone 10 miles Giles D
08-Jul-18 Start Point Church M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN8 7AH TQ501451 07764 368776
Figure of eight walk - 6 miles morning, 4 miles afternoon. In the morning we head east through Penshurst Park, skirt south of Chiddingstone Causeway and then head back to Chiddingstone for lunch. A short flat afternoon on our western loop through farmland around Hever.
Meet outside church

Shoreham at his best.
Sunday Meet at Otford 5 miles Brigid R
08-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.60 TN147PG TQ525595
We cross the railway line and follow the path along White Hill to Shoreham. Then climb the Millennium Path to the terrace. We descend to Water Lane and return across the golf course.
Meet in main CP opposite The Bull PH.

Bough Beech Bliss
Wednesday Meet at Bough Beech reservoir 10 miles Giles D
11-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.60 TN14 6LD TQ495494 07764 368776
We will head south through varied countryside to the Rock Inn at Hoath Corner for lunch. Return via Hill Hoath and Chiddingstone
Meet and park approx 300m south of the KWT Visitor Centre in Winkhurst Green

The Garden of Kent
Saturday Meet at Brenchley 7 miles Sylvia S
14-Jul-18 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:00 PC £6.40 TN12 7NJ TQ679418
NOTE START TIME. Bring a snack. We cross several orchards and walk along quite country lanes, taking a short break at Matfield.
Meet in CP. Take minor rd off B2160 at Matfield. Small CP is opp Post Office, or park with discretion on roadside.

Ide Hill and Chiddingstone Causeway
Sunday Meet at Ide Hill 15 miles Mary G
15-Jul-18 Start Point S
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 TN14 6JN TQ486518
A longer walk with a few hills for a longer summer day. Coffee break at Bough Beech Visitor Centre. Picnic lunch at Chiddingstone Causeway (drinks available at pub).
Meet on the green. Please try to park around the green.

Godden Green circular with a circuit in Knole Park
Tuesday Meet at Godden Green 6 miles Lawrie S
17-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.20 TN15 0JL TQ554551 07947 407699
A clockwise route via Wilderness Golf course and Stone Street, with a short circuit in Knole Park before returning to the start.
Meet by telephone box on the green in Godden Green, which is south of the A25 at Seal. Park in the road opposite or near to the Bucks Head PH and not in the pub CP please.

An Outing to Outwood
Wednesday Meet at Bletchingley 10.5 miles Mike J
18-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 RH1 4PJ TQ331507 07905 294205
A pleasant walk through the Surrey countryside with excellent views in all directions. (Plus lots of aeroplanes - light from Redhill and commercial from Gatwick - for any enthusiasts.) We go south via Burstow Park farm to lunch at the Bell (or sandwiches on the common by the windmill) and then back via Gayhouse Land and South Park Farm.
Meet in lay-by north of the A25 immediately to the east of the Bletchingley Arms. Additional parking available in entrance to the Recreation Ground opposite but try to minimise the number of vehicles.

Beachy Head and Birling Gap
Saturday Meet at East Dean 7 miles Susan D
21-Jul-18 Start Point village CP M
Time: 11:00 PC £11.80 BN20 0DL TV558978
NOTE START TIME. Bring a picnic to eat on the cliffs. We cross the road to Ringwood Bottom and the South Downs Way, then we head for the coast and follow it to Birling Gap, where we leave the cliffs to return to East Dean.
Meet in CP

A Sussex Stroll
Sunday Meet at West Hoathly 11 miles Linda H
22-Jul-18 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £6.00 RH19 4PN TQ366325
We cross the Bluebell Railway to Highbrook, continuing to Ardingly and then along Ardingly Lake to Balcombe Mill. Lunch (picnic) will be taken before we reach Wakehurst Place. NB There is no pub at lunchtime but we should be able to make a post-lunch stop at the teashop/cafe by the Millennium Seedbank. We find our way back to West Hoathly via Chiddinglye Wood.
Meet Finches Field Car Park. Take the A264 towards Turners Hill. A mile after Turners Hill the road forks. Take the left fork signposted West Hoathly and Sharpthorne. Ignore the first right turn in West Hoathly (signed for the Priests House). On reaching the Fox Inn, turn sharp right. The car park is a little further on the right. If you are approaching from Sharpthorne, fork left at the Fox Inn.

Revisit the wonderful Darent Valley.
Sunday Meet at Otford 4.3 miles Philippa K
22-Jul-18 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC £2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525594
A pleasant walk along the lovely Darent Valley towards Shoreham. No stiles.
Meet in the CP opposite The Bull PH

The Fox and Hounds, Toys Hill figure of eight
Wednesday Meet at Toys Hill 11 miles Lindsey S
25-Jul-18 Start Point Fox and Hounds PH M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.00 TN16 1QG TQ469515 07984 469698
This is a figure of eight walk with lunch at the Fox & Hounds PH or sandwiches in the pub garden. The morning is a loop that takes in Ide Hill, Boarhill and Henden Manor. The afternoon takes us via French Street and Hosey Common. There are a few hills, but the walk is well worth it.
Meet and park in the Fox and Hounds PH car park, Toys Hill Road. The pub will be open from 9.30am for coffee, toilets and for ordering lunch

Deepest Kent
Saturday Meet at Benenden 7 miles Fran M
28-Jul-18 Start Point village green M
Time: 11:00 PC £8.40 TN17 4EF TQ808328
NOTE START TIME. A summer country walk with superb views of the Weald. Bring a picnic, though there are 2 pubs in Rolvenden, but they will be busy and we shall not be lingering!
Park around or near the village green.

Mid Summer Walk
Sunday Meet at Marsh Green 9 miles Barbara P
29-Jul-18 Start Point Lay By M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.80 TN8 5PU TQ439444 07505 828831
A walk passing some beautiful manor houses, farms, woods and lanes. Lunch at Cowden pub or picnic.
Meet in lay by at Marsh Green signposted off the B2026 about a mile south of Edenbridge

Always a chance to see a Kingfisher!!
Sunday Meet at Shoreham 6 miles Hazel T
29-Jul-18 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
A walk along the Darent Valley to Kingfisher Bridge, then uphill through Lullingstone Park. We return along The Terrace with a steep descent back to Shoreham. Three stiles.
Meet in the Filston Lane CP. Shoreham

A Summer Walk
Tuesday Meet at Cowden 8.5 miles Barbara P
31-Jul-18 Start Point Church Gate M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.20 TN8 7JD TQ466405
Walk from village on Sussex Border Path then north to White Post, Cold Harbour to Hoath Corner for lunch . Back via Roath and Wickens farms to Cowden.
Meet at Church. Park with discretion in village. Off B2026 3.5miles south of Edenbridge.

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