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High Elms stroll
Saturday Meet at High Elms 4 miles Rosemary F
23-Sep-17 Start Point Cuckoo Wood CP E/M
Time: 14:00 PC £1.00 BR6 7JL TQ440625
A pleasant walk through fields and woods to Downe, returning via High Elms Country Park. One stile.
CP is on High Elms Rd, approx. 0.75miles from Shire Lane on L

Holtye to Hartfield
Sunday Meet at Holtye 11.5 miles David P
24-Sep-17 Start Point Lay-by on A264 M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 TN8 7EL TQ459392
A lovely walk with some beautiful views. Not too hilly but a lot of stiles. From Holtye we head fro Owlett's Farm and Grove Farm and then on to Hartfield for pub or picnic lunch. Return via Bolebroke Castle.
Meet in lay-by on A264, just east of the White Horse . (B2026 south from Edenbridge the west on to A264. Park in lay-by just before entering Holtye).

A lovely walk around Cudham
Sunday Meet at Knockholt Pound 4.2 miles Philippa K
24-Sep-17 Start Point E/M
Time: 12:00 PC £1.80 TN14 7LD TQ481595
A circular walk to include part of the North Downs Way and the keyhole view of Chevening. Some stiles.
Meet at thebus stop by the Three Horseshoes PH. Please park with concideration on the roadside.

Another enjoyable walk from Frylands Wood
Tuesday Meet at Addington 7 miles Lawrie S
26-Sep-17 Start Point Frylands Wood M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.20 CR0 9AA TQ379617 07947 407699
A circular walk taking in Chelsham and Fickleshole in some interesting local countryside. A drink or lunch in the nearby White Bear PH at the end of the walk is optional.
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.

September Saunter
Wednesday Meet at Toys Hill NT CP Chart Lane 10 miles Giles D
27-Sep-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470517
Repeat of an old favourite (of mine at least) - the Octavia Hill Centenary Trail. Spectacular views and a chance to use some lesser known NT permissive paths taking in all the highlights of the area. Figure of eight with lunch at the Fox and Hounds and tea at Emmetts
Meet in CP

Into the Woods - and Out Again
Saturday Meet at Shipbourne 5 miles Keith B
30-Sep-17 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC £4.00 TN11 9PF TQ592522
A varied walk through woodland (Dene Park) and on field paths, passing Fairlawne House. Pre-walk lunch at the Kentish Rifleman (Dunks Green), half mile from start, at midday, if desired.
Meet at Shipbourne Common car park - not huge but can park on road.

Out to Outwood and back via South Park
Sunday Meet at Tilburstow Hill 11 miles Tony U
01-Oct-17 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 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.

One of the best short walks.
Sunday Meet at Lingfield 5 miles Richard&Linda B
01-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 12:00 PC £4.20 RH7 6EL TQ386435 07952 946119
We walk past the local jail and cross 0 degree meridian. E/W hemisphere. We may be able to see five churches from one spot.
Meet in the Gun Pit Road CP at corner of Plaistow Street and High Street.

One Tree Hill and back via Knowle Park
Wednesday Meet at One Tree Hill 10.5 miles Jim H
04-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.00 TN150SN TQ559532 07722 956982
We skirt Shingle Hill and Wilmot Hill on the Greensand Way before decending to Shipbourne then slowly uphill via Fatting Pen ,Broadhoath Wood and Great Rogers Wood to Godden Green for pub lunch. a walk after lunch around Knowle Park and back onto Greensand Way to One Tree Hill
Meeting Point National Trust car park in Carters Hill 2 miles Sth of Godden Green

Out and about in Chelsea
Saturday Meet at Sloane Square 4 miles Fran M
07-Oct-17 Start Point Underground Stn E
Time: 11:00 PC SW1W 8EG TQ280787
PLEASE NOTE START TIME. Bring some refreshment to nibble on the way, although we pass cafes and there are many in the Kings Rd towards the end of the walk . We head for the Royal Hospital and Battersea Park. Cross the Thames on the Albert Bridge and follow back streets on our return to the Kings Rd and Sloane Sq.
Meet outside the station. Toilets at Victoria Stn.

Autumn Amble
Sunday Meet at Hosey Common 11 miles Jeff W
08-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531
From Hosey Common we head westwards through pleasant woodland for a picnic/drink at Limpsfield Chart. Our return is largely along the Greensand Way. Some fine views, weather permitting, and autumn colours.
From Westerham, take B2026 towards Chartwell. Car Park is 3/4 mile on LHS.

Another of the best short walks.
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
08-Oct-17 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC £0.60 BR7 5PQ TQ443700
An interesting wander through Scadbury Park and St. Pauls Cray Common.
Meet by the Crown PH, School Rd. off Chislehurst War Mamorial. Bus 61, 269, 162, 160 and 273 stop nearby.

As Autumn leaves start to fall
Wednesday Meet at Speldhurst 10 miles Christine D
11-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.40 TN3 ONN TQ554414
A figure of eight stroll through beautiful countryside, with great views and autumn reds and golds to enjoy.
Meet in the car park of the George & Dragon pub

Autumn colours
Saturday Meet at Manor Park 6 miles Sylvia S
14-Oct-17 Start Point country park M
Time: 11:00 PC £4.80 ME19 6HS TQ682570
NOTE START TIME. A fairly level circular walk via Offham on field paths and lanes.
S of West Malling. CP fee.

Autumn in the Weald
Sunday Meet at Chiddingstone Causeway 11 miles Sue H
15-Oct-17 Start Point Penshurst Station M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.60 TN118JJ TQ519464
A pleasant walk from Low Weald to High Weald with picnic lunch in Penshurst and a pub for coffee etc.
Meet at Penshurst Railway Station car park which is at the bottom of Station Hill. From Leigh on B2027 turn left on to Morden lane and turn sharp right at Morden Farm on to Station Hill.

Wander the footsteps of Charls Darwin
Sunday Meet at Downe School - High Elms Road 3.5 miles Rosemary F
15-Oct-17 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC £1.20 BR6 7JW TQ434617
An interesting walk across fields and through the community orchard. We follow a path above West Kent golf course and pass the historic home of Charles Darwin.
Meet by Downe School. Please park with discretion near the school.

Varied scenery from Hadlow to West Peckham and beyond
Tuesday Meet at Hadlow 8 miles Tony U
17-Oct-17 Start Point The Square M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.20 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 walk with great views and woodland in Autumn glory
Wednesday Meet at White Horse Country Park 10 miles Maria N
18-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £6.20 ME14 3HT TQ809588
We leave country park and walk down towards the village of Thurnham before crossing the North Downs Way to arrive in the village of Hucking for lunch in the Hook and Hatchet. In the afternoon we go through the Hucking Estate through woodland to the North Downs Way back to the car park.
Meet in the White Horse Country Park. If travelling from M20 you will have to go to roundabout before slip road to M2 as A249 is dual carriageway. Car park fee £1 per day.

Around the Darent Valley
Saturday Meet at Shoreham Stn 5.5 miles Brigid R
21-Oct-17 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.20 TN14 7RT TQ526615
We head past the church to the Millenium Path which takes us up onto the terrace above Shoreham. Then we head for Otford via Water Lane and carry on towards (but not up!) White Hill and the start.
Meet in CP

One Tree Hill and back via Knole Park
Sunday Meet at One Tree Hill 10.5 miles Jim H
22-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.00 TN15 0SN TQ559532
We skirt Shingle Hill and Wilmot Hill on the Greensand Way before decending to Shipbourne 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 Greensand Way to One Tree Hill.
Meet in the National Trust car park in Carters Hill 2 miles S of Godden Green

A pleasant walk from Eynsford
Sunday Meet at Eynesford Station 5.5 miles Brigid R
22-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.40 DA4 0HP TQ535649
A circular walk via Eagle Heights to return by Darent Valley path and Roman Villa.
Meet at Eynsford Station CP.

A circular walk from Downe village
Tuesday Meet at Downe 6 miles Lawrie S
24-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.20 BR6 7JW TQ432617 07947 407699
A circular walk from Downe village, skirting Down House and Downe Court to Leasons Wood and then alongside Biggin Hill Airport to Holmwood Farm and back to Downe. An opportunity for a drink or lunch in one of the village pubs after the walk.
Meet by the benches in Downe village opposite the Queen's Head PH. Please park courteously in the village.

Ups and Downs to Cobham
Wednesday Meet at Holly Hill 11.5 miles Philip J
25-Oct-17 Start Point CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 DA13 0UB TQ669629 07970 984523
Another walk based on a circular route via Cobham. Should give some good Autumn colours. Lunch at Cobham with choice of 3 pubs for lunch or picnic in church yard. This is a very hilly walk.
Leave M20 at J2. At r'about take 3rd exit to A20 and next r'about, 1st exit to A227. After 1.6 miles turn right on Harvel Road and continue passed Vigo Village on same road, now called White Horse Road for 2.8 miles from turning, then left onto Holly Hill. CP is 0.3 miles up hill on left. As CP is small please car share if possible. (The AA route planner now works.)

Check out the autumn colours.
Saturday Meet at Godden Green 5 miles Gillian E
28-Oct-17 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £3.20 TN15 0JL TQ554551
A varied walk through fields and woods.
Meet by telephone box opposite pub. Please park considerately and not in pub CP.

Over the hills to Sevenoaks Weald
Sunday Meet at Ide Hill 12 miles Jane B
29-Oct-17 Start Point The Green M/S
Time: 09:30 PC £2.80 TN14 6JG TQ488517 07826 698779
Long morning, with a few climbs. Short break at Bough Beech Visitors' Centre, and pub or picnic lunch at Sevenoaks Weald.
Meet on the Green, where the walk will start. Park around the Green itself, or in the carpark below, where there are toilets, and walk up to the Green. We will go past this CP just before the end of the walk.

Come see the Reflections for the Common man.
Sunday Meet at Hayes Station 4.5 miles Jean P
29-Oct-17 Start Point E/M
Time: 12:00 PC £0.60 BR2 7EQ TQ400661
From the station an uphill road walk to Hayes Common then easy level walking to Keston Ponds. We may see some lovely Autumn reflections. Return over Keston Common.
Meet outside station entrance - CP free on Sundays. Buses 119,138,246,314 and 353. Assistance dogs only please.

Farningham and around
Tuesday Meet at Farningham 7 miles Sylvia S
31-Oct-17 Start Point village M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.20 DA4 0DH TQ547669
We walk in an anticlockwise direction via the outskirts of Eynsford, on to Horton Kirby and follow the Darent back to base.
Park with discretion on roadside and meet by village hall.

Dryhill to Ide Hill
Wednesday Meet at Dryhill 9 miles Susan W
01-Nov-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.80 TN14 6ED TQ497553 07984 626 030
A circular walk with a pub lunch or picnic at Ide Hill, via the Montreal Estate in the morning and Sundridge church in the afternoon.
Meet in CP. Travelling eastwards along the A25 from Westerham, you will find the right turn for Dryhill Nature Reserve 3/4 mile after the crossroads at Sundridge. After 1/4 mile turn left for CP.

Westerham and Chartwell
Saturday Meet at Westerham 6 miles Susan D
04-Nov-17 Start Point CP M
Time: 11:30 PC £2.40 TN16 1TD TQ450542
NOTE START TIME. A hilly walk via Squerryes Park and Mariners Hill to Chartwell, then on to French Street and back to Westerham.
Large CP on R just before entering Westerham from Sevenoaks direction Was £3.

Zig zag across the thames
Sunday Meet at Hammersmith Underground station 10.7 miles Peter D
05-Nov-17 Start Point E/M
Time: 10:00 PC TQ234786
Bridges of London. Lesley and Peter invite you to join them to celebrate 50 years of walking together by travelling part of their original charity walk across the bridges of London. We start with Hammersmith bridge and make our way East, no stiles, no hills, lots of places for drinks and eats, and places to pick transport if you wish to drop out before the finish. Note. excludes Dartford crossing
Meet main ticket hall at Hammersmith UG station

A walk with good views.
Sunday Meet at Goddington Park CP 5.5 miles Hazel T
05-Nov-17 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £1.20 BR6 9DH TQ473650
Mainly field paths with lovely views over open countryside. several Stiles.
Meet in the Goddington Park CP. Turn off Court Road opposite the Volvo garage. Buses R1 and R7 stop nearby.

Once more unto the Creek without an Oare
Wednesday Meet at Hollowshore 10 miles Philip W
08-Nov-17 Start Point Faversham E
Time: 10:00 PC £9.80 ME13 7TU TR017636
Our regular visit to the Shipwrights Arms taking in part of the Saxon Shore Way. Lunch in the pub or sandwiches on the creek side (lets hope it is fine) or in your car. 7 miles in the morning, 3 in the afternoon.
Meet in Shipwrights Arms CP from 9.30am for coffee, toilets and order lunch. M2 to J6, L on to A251 towards Faversham. After half mile L at T jctn onto A2. Continue for 1.1m to r'about, take R on B2045 towards Oare. After 1.2m R at T jctn onto Oare Rd. After half mile VERY sharp L onto Ham Rd (narrow with passing places). 0.6m L, 0.3m R following old signs to pub. (Satnav may direct you through Faversham on shorter but very complicated route!)

Fields and woods
Saturday Meet at Dryhill 6 miles Sylvia S
11-Nov-17 Start Point country park M
Time: 12:00 PC £2.80 TN14 6ED TQ496556
An undulating walk via Sundridge church and Willow Wood.
Meet S of A25 between Riverhead and Sundridge

From the river Thames to Oxleas Meadows and then off to a palace for tea. A perfect walk for mid-November.
Sunday Meet at Woolwich Arsenal Rail Station 11 miles An
12-Nov-17 Start Point no cars, linear walk M
Time: 10:00 PC SE18 6EU TQ437788 07821 883335
This walk includes sections 1 and 2 of the Capital Ring. Section 1 is 7 miles. If you wish, you can escape to Falconwood Station at the end of this section . Section 2 is 4 miles long and ends at the Grove Park station. Highlights two cannons at Woolwich, Thames Barrier, numerous parks, Severndroog Castle, LUNCH at Oxleas Wood Café, Eltham Palace. Take rail or DLR from Lewisham to Woolwich Arsenal.
Meet at the Woolwich Arsenal Rail Station

Come on a Deer hunt!
Sunday Meet at Knole Park 4 miles Gillian E
12-Nov-17 Start Point Suffolk Way CP M
Time: 13:00 PC £3.20 TN13 1LW TQ532547
An afternoon wander around the park. A couple of up hill sections but nothing too strenuous. Maybe with luck a cup of tea at Knole.
Meet at entrance to Environmental Garden. Use Suffolk Way CP by Leisure Centre. Check to see if CP still free.

A circular walk along the banks of the Rivers Medway and Grom
Wednesday Meet at Ashurst 10.5 miles Chris T
15-Nov-17 Start Point Ashurst Church M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 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.

A forest walk.
Saturday Meet at Stubbs Wood CP 4 miles Gillian E
18-Nov-17 Start Point top of Yorks Hill M
Time: 12:30 PC £3.00 TN14 6JA TQ497518
A walk through Hyde Forest and Whitley Forest.
Meet in Stubbs Wood CP in lane off the B2042 nr Ide Hill.

Exploring the Greensand Way from Reigate Heath
Sunday Meet at Reigate Heath 10 miles Linda H
19-Nov-17 Start Point CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 RH2 8AB TQ239503
From Reigate Heath we set out on the Greensand Way but soon leave it to head SW towards Ricebridge Farm. Continuing in the same general direction we rejoin the GSW as it heads east into Brockham where we stop for lunch (pub, picnic). We continue to follow the GSW to Dungates Farm, returning eventually to Flanchford Road.
Meet Reigate Heath Car Park - from A25, turn left into Flanchford Road on leaving Reigate. Car park is about 0.25 miles along, on the left.

A Stroll to Fickleshole
Wednesday Meet at Keston Ponds 10 miles Mike J
22-Nov-17 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
A leisurely Autumn stroll from Keston to the White Bear at Fickleshole for lunch. On our return we can try out the path at Salt Box Hill which we cleared last year.
Meet at Keston Ponds Car Park off Westerham Road

Short Steep Walk
Saturday Meet at Kemsing 3 miles Barbara P
25-Nov-17 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 13:00 PC £2.80 TN15 6GD TQ556587 07505 828831
A short afternoon walk with a couple of steep climbs taking us via Otford Manor, Ashdown Farm, Woodlea and back to Kemsing.
Meet in free car park behind the Wheatsheaf public house.

A Winter Walk
Sunday Meet at Ashurst 10.5 miles Barbara P
26-Nov-17 Start Point Station M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 TN3 9TF TQ507388 07505 828831
Never far from the River Medway we combine paths along the riverbank with gentle climbs onto the High Weald, stopping for lunch at Speldhurst.
Meet at the station carpark or entrance road. Take the B2026 from Crockham Hill through Edenbridge to the A264 junction Then turn left to Ashurst Station.

Through my ancestor's manor.
Wednesday Meet at Blackfriars Southbank 10 miles Dave C
29-Nov-17 Start Point On Thames Path E
Time: 10:40 PC SE1 9UD TQ317805 07787 151836
Walk along the South bank of Thames from Blackfriars to Greenwich via Bermondsey. Lunch at The Moby Dick, Greenland Dock, Canada Water. Finish by the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Note late start time to allow use of travel cards etc.. Also for those travelling via Waterloo East, provided you have an Oyster card etc. you can alight at Waterloo East and then walk along the platform to exit via Southwark Tube Station onto Blackfriars Road with no charge.
Meet Blackfriars Railway Station SOUTH entrance on Thames Path South Bank.

Another rock walk with reservoir and lake.
Wednesday Meet at Forrest Row 10.8 miles Chris T
14/03/2018 Start Point Goat CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £6.00 RH18 5JF TQ401326 07831 846175
An anticlockwise walk heading north passing Lavender Platt, Alder More, Stone Hill and Gravetye Manor with lunch stop at the Cat Inn West Hoathly. Returning via Sloe Garden Wood, Tanyard and Suttons Farm.
Goat CP Ashdown Forest . If travelling south on A22 through Forest Row take right fork at church and drive for just over 2 miles and just before reaching cross roads CP will be found on the right.

Enter a hidden valley.
Tuesday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Annie B
02/01/2018 Start Point Filston Road M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615 07764251318
Shoreham to Romney Street to Shoreham.There are several steep sections to the path which are ideal forwalking off too much Xmas pud and mince pies! Lunch can be had at the end of the walk in and around Shoreham.
Meet in the car park on Filston Road.

Some great views but could be muddy!
Wednesday Meet at Shoreham 11 miles Annie B
03/01/2018 Start Point Filston Road M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615 07764251318
From Shoreham to Chipstead via Chevening for lunch. Picnic or pub lunch in the Blacksmith's Arms. Back along the Darenth Valley.
Meet in the Filston Road carpark.


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