bromley ramblers
group of the
Ramblers Association
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

Camer Park
Saturday Meet at Camer 6 miles Barbara P
30-May-15 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.40 DA11 0XT TQ649670 07505 828831
Circular walk via fields woods and parkland via Luddesdown and Great Buckland.
Meet at Camer Park via minor road (signed) off A277 northeast of Meopham.

Sundridge to Weald
Sunday Leader not at Sundridge Sevenoaks 12 miles Margaret J
31-May-15 Bromley N Stn 08:40 Dryhill Picnic Park M
Time: 09:30 PC 2.80 TN146ED TQ496556
Up to Ide Hill and on towards Bough Beech. Lovely views. Lunch at Weald. Return via Whitley Forest. Please note early start.
Park at gate end of picnic park

A ramble around Bromley Common
Sunday Meet at Bromley 4 miles Gordon &
31-May-15 Start Point Southborough E
Time: 14:00 PC 0.80 BR2 8EF TQ428674 07900 157530
We pass by Bromley Golf Club and recreation Ground. Then cross the A21 to walk past the Oakley Rd. ponds. We cross the river Ravensbourne to Brook Wood and return via Bromley College.
Meet at junction of Magpie Hall Lane & Holbrook Way, Southborough, Bromley.

Walk from the Green
Tuesday Meet at Matfield 9.5 miles Fran M
02-Jun-15 Start Point Village Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.00 TN127JU TQ659419 07855 249225
Circular walk passing Marle Place and Sprivers. Bring your own lunch as no pubs on route.
Meet on the Village Green at Matfield From A21 pass Pembury then left on to the B2160 signposted Matfield

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-Jun-15 Start Point Meopham M/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.

lovely Kent countryside
Saturday Meet at Cowden 5.2 miles Sandra W
06-Jun-15 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.

Go to Seed in the afternoon
Sunday Leader not at Harrietsham 19 miles Tony U
07-Jun-15 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.

A pleasant walk around Chelsfield.
Sunday Meet at Chelsfield 4 miles Rosemary F
07-Jun-15 Start Point 5 Bells Public House 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.

Woods and Pastures
Tuesday Meet at Bletchingly 8 miles Gill D
09-Jun-15 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.

A circular walk in the far west of Kent
Wednesday Meet at Edenbridge 11 miles Susan W
10-Jun-15 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.

Castles and water features
Saturday Meet at Hever 7 miles Fran M
13-Jun-15 Start Point village CP M
Time: 11:00 PC 3.80 TN8 7NH TQ476448
NOTE EARLIER START TIME. A fairly easy walk through the water meadows of the River Eden and visiting Chiddingstone. Bring a picnic.
Follow sign to Hever Castle turning L off B2026 S of Edenbridge. After approx. 2m CP is on R opp King Henry VIII PH. Car share advised as CP could be busy at this time of year.

Beautiful views from the North Downs
Sunday Leader not at Otford 10.5 miles Lesley D
14-Jun-15 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Otford town car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.60 TN14 5PQ TQ526594
We follow the North Downs Way with views over Otford and the valley below. We go through Greenhill wood and have lunch at Romney. Pub is closed. Please bring picnic lunch and drink. Continue to Shoreham and up into Merewoods and back down in to Twitton and on to Otford.
Otford town car park is free on Sundays

A lovely ramble where London meets Kent.
Sunday Meet at Goddington Park 5 miles Richard &
14-Jun-15 Start Point CP E
Time: 12:00 PC 1.20 BR6 9DH TQ473650
We take a varied route through fields and woodland returning through Chelsfield village. No steep hills but several stiles.
Going south on A224 (Court Road) Orpington take left turn opposite Volvo Garage for Goddington Park CP.

Bridge, Bishopsbourne and Pett Bottom
Wednesday Meet at Bridge 11 miles Philip J
17-Jun-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 11.40 CT4 5BL TR184543 07970 984523
An undulating circular walk from Bridge through beautiful countryside. Lunch at Pett Bottom, picnic or pub, where you could meet the ghost of James Bond!
Leave the A2 at the turnoff, signposted Bridge and follow road signs to the village. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the Red Lion Inn into Patrixbourne Road. The CP is on the left at the recreation ground or park in street.

Tea at Chartwell
Saturday Meet at Westerham 6 miles Michael B
20-Jun-15 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 tea at Chartwell, before returning through woods to the start.
Large CP (fee) on R just before entering Westerham from E

South Downs and secret valley
Sunday Meet at Glynde 12 miles Allan W
21-Jun-15 Start Point nr Lewes M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 9.00 BN86RS TQ456089
A walk over the South Downs to Rodmell for drinks at The Abergavenny Arms. On to Lewes and over the golf course back to start.
Meet at car park at Glynde

Orchards, woods and farm shops.
Sunday Meet at Pembury 4.5 miles Theresa A
21-Jun-15 Start Point The Green E
Time: 11:00 PC 5.60 TN2 4PH TQ625407 07905 375077
This walk takes us through pick your own country with two farm shops en route, as well as numerous orchards, woods, paddocks and pastureland with minimum road walking. This is a fairly easy walk with one short climb up through a pine wood and just a few stiles.
The walk starts at the Green in front of the Camden Arms Hotel in Pembury. There is a car park at the pub and street parking around the Green.

Teston to Tea Pot
Tuesday Meet at Teston 7.5 miles Sylvia S
23-Jun-15 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 ME18 5BX TQ707532
Generally over farmland to Yalding Village and Tea Pot Island for our lunch stop. Then we walk alongside the Medway back to the start.
Off A26 2 miles E of Wateringbury. Turn R onto B2163, over level crossing CP on R. Parking fee.

A Midsummer Day's Walk
Wednesday Meet at White Horse Wood 12 miles Mark C
24-Jun-15 Start Point Country Park M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 6.00 ME14 3LE TQ808586 07874 247617
A longish but fairly flat walk in the morning across mixed farming land and through the village of Hucking to emerge on the North Downs above Hollingbourne. Picnic here or continue into Hollingbourne for pub lunch at The Dirty Habit. Afterwards we return along the North Downs Way with hopefully good views across Kent. The afternoon distance however is shorter but more strenuous and steps are cut in the Way at the steeper points to assist with the ups and downs.
Meet in large car park at Country Park. Small parking fee applicable. Exit from M2 at Jct. 5 and take A249 towards Maidstone and M20. Directions to Country Park indicated on left after about 2 miles along A249 dual carriageway. Turning into Country Park indicated after Shell garage on left and drive into car park.

Around Hampstead Heath
Thursday Meet at Hampstead 6.5 miles Sylvia S
25-Jun-15 Start Point Tube station M
Time: 11:00 PC TQ240850
Through some quieter roads to the Heath. Then via Hill Gardens to our lunch stop at Kenwood House. Then we head for Highgate Village via the Cemetery and cross the Heath back to the start.
On Northern Line. Meet outside tube station.

A delightful walk
Saturday Meet at Penshurst Village 5 miles Gillian E
27-Jun-15 Start Point Lay-by M
Time: 12:30 PC 4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438
A pleasant walk through varied countryside. A few ups and downs.
Meet in Lay-by on B2176

Fine views from Wye and the Crundale Downs
Sunday Leader at Wye 11 miles Sue L
28-Jun-15 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Wye church M
Time: 10:00 PC 10.20 TN25 5BP TR053468
We walk from Wye along the Crundale Downs towards Sole Street for lunch. We then wend our way back to Wye via Crundale. Some steep sections in places. Brink a picnic as pub may be busy.
Meet in CP in Wye village near church in Churchfield Way/High Street

A nice easy walk in the country on a Sunday afternoon.
Sunday Meet at Keston 4.2 miles Harry S
28-Jun-15 Start Point Heathfield Road CP E
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR2 6BA TQ415637 07710 187572
An enjoyable 4.2 mile walk passing through the ancient hamlet of Nash and taking the walker through attractive woodland, farmland and Hayes and Keston Common
Meet at Heathfield Road Car Park

Camer to Shorne
Wednesday Meet at Camer 10 miles Jim H
01-Jul-15 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 the 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 quarter of a mile turn right to Camer Park Road, 50 yards on the test CP.

Super spring walk
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 5 miles Fran M
04-Jul-15 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

Two Satellites and an ancient inn
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 13.5 miles Jane B
05-Jul-15 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Buckhurst No.2 CP S
Time: 09:30 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547 07826 698779
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.

High tea at the Church
Sunday Meet at Tatsfield 4.5 miles Sylvia S
05-Jul-15 Start Point village M
Time: 14:00 PC 1.80 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.

Bough Beech Breakout
Wednesday Meet at Bough Beech 11 miles Giles D
08-Jul-15 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

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
11-Jul-15 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.20 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

Enjoy sea breezes and glorious views!
Sunday Leader not at Seven Sisters 13.5 miles Barbara a
12-Jul-15 Bromley N Stn 07:30 Country Park Exceat S
Time: 09:30 PC 11.80 BN25 4AD TV518995
A delightful hilly walk over the 7 sisters for coffee at Birling Gap, past Belle Tout/Beachy Head Lighthouse and inland to East Dean for lunch. Littlington and West Dean in afterfoon
Meet at Seven Sisters Country Park Exceat CP North side A259 CP 3.5O per day 2013 possibly more 2015

Hilly Walk around Shoreham Valley
Tuesday Meet at Andrews Wood 8 miles Brigid R
14-Jul-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN147BD TQ503616
From car park via Pilots Wood, Polehill Bank to Otford. Over railway line and up Otford Mount, Warren Farm, Dunstall Wood to Shoreham for lunch. A very short afternoon uphill back to Andrews Wood. A fairly hilly walk.
Meet in the car park at Andrews Wood, Shacklands Road near Badgers Mount

In the Footsteps of Blake and Palmer - the Darent Valley's Green and Pleasant Land
Wednesday Meet at Shoreham 11.5 miles Mike J
15-Jul-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7RX TQ523615 07905 294205
A figure of eight taking in views over the Darent Valley. In the morning we pass Dunstall Priory on our way to Romney Street, returning via Upper Austen Lodge. After a pub or picnic lunch in Shoreham we follow the Darent to Lullingstone Park, climb to the west of the valley, visit Shoreham's famous white cross (commonly believed to commemorate a second world war air crash on the spot but in fact constructed in 1921) and return via Home Farm.
Park in Station Road - meeting point is junction of Station Road and Shoreham Place. (NB postcode quoted is on Shoreham Place)

A stroll before tea
Saturday Meet at Penshurst 4.5 miles Sandra W
18-Jul-15 Start Point Station CP M
Time: 13:30 PC 4.60 TN11 8JJ TQ519464
A gentle paced walk on footpaths around Chiddingstone Causeway. Sandra's tea and cake at end of walk.
To access Stn CP turn S from B2027 E of the Little Brown Jug PH on B2176 towards Penshurst village and take the 1st sharp R turn to CP.

A walk in the Surrey Hills with great views
Sunday Leader at Abinger Common 12.5 miles David P
19-Jul-15 Bromley N Stn 08:30 S
Time: 10:00 PC 7.40 RH5 6JA TQ115459
A wooded hilly walk through the Surrey Hills with fine views .From Abinger Common we head towards Holmbury St Mary and Peaslake before climbing Pitch Hill(843ft) and Holmbury Hill (857ft) before a pub or picnic lunch. We return via Upfolds Farm and Abinger Bottom.
Meet in small CP beside St James Church. Traveling W on the A25 from Dorking, turn L into Raikes Lane about a mile after passing through Wotton. Turn L again into Abinger Lane. CP is about a mile on the R.

Stonegate to Mayfield
Wednesday Meet at Stonegate 11 miles David P
22-Jul-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 10:00 PC 8.20 TN5 7ER TQ659271
A walk to Mayfield for lunch via Wadhurst park. Car sharing recommended.
Turn right off the A21 at the Flimwell traffic lights and follow the B2087 into Ticehurst. In Ticehurst turn left towards Stonegate. At the crossroads in Stonegate, turn left downhill to the station. Meet in Stonegate Station car park. Parking is 4-60 per day although there is a small amount of road parking.

Up with the larks
Saturday Meet at Ightham Mote 8.5 miles Judy W
25-Jul-15 Start Point NT CP M
Time: 07:30 PC 4.20 TN15 0NU TQ584535
BREAKFAST WALK - we follow the Greensand Way to Sevenoaks where we stop for breakfast then our return is via Godden Green and Seal Chart.
Parking fee for non-members

Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill
Sunday Leader not at Clayton 11 miles Jenny M
26-Jul-15 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Jack & Jills CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 11.00 BN6 9PG TQ302134 07719 718117
A walk on the Downs. We visit the Chattri Memorial before lunch at The Plough, Pyecombe. In the afternoon we climb Wolstenbury Hill on our way back to Jack & Jill where hopefully we will be able to get a cup of tea.
Meet Jack & Jills CP S of Clayton off A273

A walk near the highest point in Kent.
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 5 miles Jean P
26-Jul-15 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.60 TN16 3LD TQ422590
We walk S following field paths and through a wooded valley to Newbarn. Return via Berry's Green & Cherry Lodge Golf course. One uphill section and some stiles.
Meet in the CP of the Spitfire Club, Church Rd, Biggin Hill. Bus 320 - alight at Biggin Hill post office.

A walk from my favourite Pub.
Wednesday Meet at Speldhurst 10 miles Christine D
09/09/2015 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 TN3 0NN TQ554414 07983263963
A figure of eight walk from the George and Dragon. Lunch will be ordered in advance. Walk takes in part of the Tunbridge Wells circular walk, some lovely views. Some hills in the afternoon.
Meet in the car park of the George and Dragon Pub in Speldhurst opposite the church.

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