bromley ramblers
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Spring Park and West Wickham common figure of 8
Saturday Meet at Coney Hall 5 miles Rosemary F
01-Oct-16 Start Point Rec CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 1.00 BR4 9EA TQ393651
FIGURE OF 8, the first loop being 3 miles. So you can choose to do 3 or 5 miles. The walk takes us over fields, through woods and pleasant countryside.
Meet in CP at the top of Church Drive, off Kingsway

Autumn Colours in the Kentish Weald
Sunday Leader not at Ide Hill 11 miles Jane B
02-Oct-16 Bromley N Stn 08:30 The Green M/S
Time: 09:30 PC 2.80 TN14 6DF TQ489517 07826 698779
We head towards Toys Hill and Chartwell, before turning South to reach Four Elms for a pub or picnic lunch. Longish morning, shorter afternoon.
Meet on The Green. Park around the Green or below, where there are toilets, and walk up.

A walk over Keston Common
Sunday Meet at Hayes Station 4.4 miles Jean P
02-Oct-16 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR2 7DX TQ400661
A walk over the commons and around Keston ponds. No hills or stiles.
Meet on the pavement in front of station. There is a CP which is free on Sundays. Buses 119,314,353,138 & 246.

Late summer walk to Cudham
Wednesday Meet at Keston Ponds 10 miles Maria N
05-Oct-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.80 BR2 6AT TQ418639 07884 102023
A local walk along familiar paths to Cudham for lunch at the Blacksmith's Arms or picnic on green. After lunch return via Downe.
Meet in Car Park on Westerham Road

How's your quintain
Saturday Meet at Offham 5.5 miles Fran M
08-Oct-16 Start Point village M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.40 ME19 5NU TQ658573
A pleasant walk through woods and villages. Opportunity for a cuppa at the end in Spadeworks Garden Centre.
Park considerately in the village and meet on the green.

Autumn Amble
Sunday Leader at Hosey Common 10 miles Jeff W
09-Oct-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531
From Hosey Common we head westwards through Limpsfield Chart for a picnic lunch/drink at Crockham Hill. Fine views over the Weald.
From Westerham, take B2026 towards Chartwell. CP is 3/4 mile on LHS.

A circular walk from................... a Pound
Sunday Meet at Knockhold Pound 4.2 miles Philippa K
09-Oct-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 1.80 TN14 7LD TQ481595
A circular walk to include part of the Downs Way and the keyhole view of hevening. Some stiles
Meet at the bus stop by the Three Horseshoes PH. Please park with concideration on the roadside.

Many views from the North Downs
Wednesday Meet at Headley Heath 10 miles Susan W
12-Oct-16 Start Point S
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 KT18 6NJ TQ204538 07984 626 030
This is a hilly walk. We walk W from car park, then to Juniper Top. We continue S and proceed along the North Downs Way before dropping down to Betchworth for lunch. In the shorter afternoon we walk a little way on the Greensand Way before turning N to reach Headley Heath.
Meet 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.

Shoreham and Otford
Saturday Meet at Shoreham Stn 5.5 miles Brigid R
15-Oct-16 Start Point 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.

Valley with Vista of Charming Chevening
Sunday Leader at Andrews Wood CP 11 miles Jeff W
16-Oct-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
We head westwards to Fort Halstead before a coffee stop in a wonderful valley on the edge of the Downs. Our picnic/drink will be in Halstead village before we take a meandering route back to Andrews Wood.
Car park is a short way down Shacklands Rd, off Badger's Mount r'about.

Enjoy part of the Chelsfield Circular
Sunday Meet at Goddington Park CP, 5.5 miles Hazel T
16-Oct-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 12:30 PC 1.20 BR6 9DH TQ473650
Mainly field and paths with lovely views over open countryside.Serveral styles.
Meet in Goddington Pk car park, Orpington. Turn off Court Rd. opposite Volvo garage.

Reservoir Plods
Wednesday Meet at Scotney Castle 11 miles Mark C
19-Oct-16 Start Point National Trust CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.80 TN3 8JD TQ684355 07874 247617 on walk day only
A circular walk via Kilndown to Bewl Water and then along the reservoir. We continue to Cousley Wood for lunch at The Old Vine Inn or picnic nearby. In the afternoon we return via Lamberhurst village. Some hills but not too hard!
Meet in the car park to the National Trust property. Remember to bring NT card to avoid parking charges. Follow directions to NT car park off A21 near to Lamberhurst.

National Trust countryside
Saturday Meet at Knole House 6 miles Sylvia S
22-Oct-16 Start Point NT CP M
Time: 12:00 PC 3.20 TN15 ORP TQ539543
We walk in a clockwise direction via Godden Green, Bitchet Green and Carter's Hill following the Greensand Way back. A few up and downs and stiles.
Parking fee for non NT members

End of Autumn walk
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks/Seal 11 miles Barbara &
23-Oct-16 Bromley N Stn 08:40 Crown Point Inn S
Time: 09:30 PC 3.40 TN15 0HB TQ577557
A good hilly walk in Kent. Lunch at White Rock Inn at Underriver. Note early start time.
Meet Lay by behind Crown Point Inn. Approx. 2 miles E of Seal on A25.

A stroll in the footsteps of Charles Darwin.
Sunday Meet at Downe Village 3.5 miles Rosemary F
23-Oct-16 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 1.20 BR6 7JW TQ432616
We cross fields with views of the golf course in the valley. Then pass Downe House the historic home of Charles Darwin. There are a few stiles.
Meet by the church in Downe. Bus 146 hourly from Bromley North Station.

Three Rocks Ramble
Wednesday Meet at Groombridge 10 miles Chris T
26-Oct-16 Start Point Groombridge Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.60 TN3 9QH TQ530376 07831 846175
A clockwise walk via Burswood, Shirley Hall and Happy Valley Rocks with lunch stop at The Beacon Pub Rusthall on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells. After lunch return via Friezland Wood and High Rocks.
If travelling on the B2110 from Tunbridge Wells, just as you enter Groombridge the green is to be found on your right, in front of the Crown Inn. Park on the green or in Bird in Hand Street taking care not to block parking for local residents.

Centenary Trail
Saturday Meet at Toys Hill NT 6 miles Fran M
29-Oct-16 Start Point CP M
Time: 12:30 PC 3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470518
Octavia Hill Centenary Trail
Meet in CP

Footloose in Farningham Mark II
Sunday Leader not at Farningham Village 9 miles Peter B
30-Oct-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 E/M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 DA4 0DH TQ545672
Farningham roundabout to Fawkham Green, Fawkham Manor, Horton Kirby and along Darent Valley back to Farningham. No pub so please bring lunch.
Meet at village hall

Tatsfield treat
Wednesday Meet at Tatsfield 10 miles Pat W
02-Nov-16 Start Point Village Green M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 1.80 TN16 2BF TQ413568
From Tatsfield we follow the North Downs Way and Vanguard Way to the Titsey Plantation, Woldingham nd then Chelsham where we stop for lunch at the Bull or picnic on the green. Short afternoon back to Tatsfield. There are a couple of steep hills but also a lot of flat farmland.
Meet on village green at Tatsfield opposite Ship PH. Park with discretion on side roads.

A hilly autumn walk
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Barbara P
05-Nov-16 Start Point Filston CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615 07505 828831
A hilly walk from Shoreham to Upper Austin Lodge,Romney Street and Dunstall Farm.
Meet in car park at Filston Road

Indirectly to Jail
Sunday Leader not at Cudham 12.5 miles Jane B
06-Nov-16 Bromley N Stn 08:45 CP Cudham Rec. M/S
Time: 09:30 PC 1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599 07826 698779
A long morning, taking in Knockholt and Chevening, and on, via Berry's Green, to lunch at or near The Jail, in Jail Lane. Return via Downe.
Meet in the car park, just beyond Blacksmith's Arms on the left. Toilets available, when I last looked.

One of the best circular walks near home.
Sunday Meet at Eynsford Station CP 6 miles Brigid R
06-Nov-16 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.40 DA4 0HP TQ535648
A circular walk via Eagles Heights and Lullingston Woods. Return by the Darrent Valley Path and Roman Villa.
Meet Eynsford Station CP

Sissinghurst Walk.
Wednesday Meet at Cranbrook 10 miles Annie B
09-Nov-16 Start Point CP behind the Co-op M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.80 TN17 3DJ TQ775359 07764 251318
A circular walk through High Weald landscape. Longer morning with lunch or picnic at Sissinghurst Castle where refreshments and beer can be obtained in the cafe.
Meet in the CP just off the High Street. Please park at the far end near the toilet facilities

Woods, fields and views
Saturday Meet at Crown Point 5 miles Sandra W
12-Nov-16 Start Point lay by M
Time: 12:30 PC 3.40 TN15 0HB TQ577557
This walk takes us S via Godden Green and Stone Street. There are some steep climbs on this walk, which will be taken at a leisurely pace, rewarded with Sandra's tea and cake at the end.
Park behind Crown Point Inn on A25 between Seal and Ightham.

Get back in time walk!
Sunday Leader not at Farnborough Village 10 miles Jane B
13-Nov-16 Bromley N Stn 09:20 The Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643 07826698779 mobile on the day
A combination of fairly familiar paths in the Borough, via High Elms and Green Street Green to Cudham, where we will break for a pub or picnic lunch. Return via Downe.
Meet on the Green, in front of Church Road. Park where space available in the village.

A stroll through High Elms Countryt Park.
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 5 miles Jean P
13-Nov-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
An undulating walk through High Elms Country Park. Pleasant views, no styles.
Meet by the village signat junction of High Street & Church Road. Bus 358

Up the creek again
Wednesday Meet at Hollowshore 10 miles Philip W
16-Nov-16 Start Point Faversham E
Time: 10:00 PC 9.80 ME13 7TU TR017636 077 4042 3531
Our usual November fig 8 taking in the Saxon Shore Way. Lunch at Shipwrights Arms or sandwich nearby. AM 7 miles, PM 3.
Meet in Shipwrights Arms CP from 9.30am for coffee, toilets and to order lunch. M2 to J6, L onto A251 towards Faversham. After 0.5 mile L at T jct onto A2. After 1.1 mile R at r'about onto B2045 towards Oare. After 1.2 mile R at T jct onto Oare Rd. After 0.5 mile very sharp L turn onto Ham Rd (narrow with passing places), 0.6 mile L, 0.3 mile R following old signs to pub. Satnav may direct you through Faversham on shorter but complicated route.

To School and Back
Saturday Meet at Woldingham 5.5 miles Keith B
19-Nov-16 Start Point Marden Park CP M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.80 CR3 7AD TQ373541
Mostly downhill from car park to Woldingham school, then up to the North Downs Way. Good views South (over the M25). Then through woodlands of Marden Park (Woodland Trust) to final steps up to CP. Car park is on Gangers Hill. Car share if possible as CP not large.
Meet at car park

From Hayes to Hamsey Green
Sunday Meet at Hayes 10 miles Anna K
20-Nov-16 Start Point Station M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.60 BR2 7DX TQ399661
Try something different. Section 4 of the London Loop. Just the right thing for a November Sunday.A linear walk with a fair amount of climbing, rewarded by some splendid views. The route passes through commons, gardens and nature reserves. There are numerous pubs along the way. There are public toilets and a restaurant at Addington Hills. Lunch or picnic there. Return by Bus 403 from Hamsey Green to Sanderstead, then train to East Croydon and tram or bus to Bromley.
Meet in front of the Hayes Station. Car-free or park at the Station Approach Car Park (BR2 7EN).

A walk in the Medway valley.
Wednesday Meet at Yalding 10 miles David P
23-Nov-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 ME18 6HE TQ691498 07808 150192
A walk of about 10miles along the River Medway to lunch at Golden Green. Returning via fields and orchards. Probably muddy but no hills.
Meet on the south side of the bridge over the River Medway on the B2162 adjacent to Teapot Island. Not the bridge in Yalding village. Park alongside the canal (free) or in the car-park on the south side of the river (2 per day). If the latter, please check car-park closing time.

On a clear day....
Saturday Meet at Pratts Bottom 5 miles Gillian E
26-Nov-16 Start Point M
Time: 13:00 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ479621 07742 377 311
Up and down and through open fields to Norstead Manor Farm.
Meet on corner by The Bull P.H. Park in side street.

A Hilly Winter Walk
Sunday Leader at Toys Hill 9 miles Barbara P
27-Nov-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470517 07505 828831
A hilly walk taking in Ide Hill, Crockham Hill where we will have our lunch stop and then back up Toys Hill to the car park,
Meet in National Trust car park on Chart Lane. From A25 in Brasted take minor road heading south for approx. 2 miles

A flat walk around the pond.
Sunday Meet at Keston Ponds CP 4 miles Jean P
27-Nov-16 Start Point E
Time: 12:30 PC 0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
A walk over the commons and around the ponds. No hills or styles.
Meet in the car park on the Westerham Rd, A283 just south of Fishponds Road. Buses 320,246,146

Once More unto the Creek
Wednesday Meet at Beckenham 10 miles Mike J
30-Nov-16 Start Point Clock House Station E
Time: 10:00 PC 0.60 BR3 4PU TQ364695
By popular request, a repeat of the 2014 exploration of the River Ravensbourne and its tributaries following the Chaffinch Brook, Pool River, Ravensbourne and Deptford Creek to its confluence with the Thames and a rendezvous with Peter the Great. We return via the new Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Park and Blackheath to finish our walk at Lewisham Station. Lunch will be at Lewisham Town Centre where there is a range of eating opportunities.
Meet in Clock House Road beside Clock House Station

Christmas Lunch Pre-Prandial Perambulation
Wednesday Meet at Woodlands Manor 5.5 miles Mike J
07-Dec-16 Start Point Golf Club E
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN15 6AB TQ566606 07905 294205
Our now traditional warm up to the Christmas Lunch. We travel clockwise via Drane Farm to Cotman's Ash where Santa may be waiting with refreshments of mince pies and mulled wine. Then on via Otford Manor to return to the Golf Club in time for lunch.
Meet in Golf Club Car Park, Tinkerpot Lane

Fields, woods and mud.
Wednesday Meet at Shipbourne 11 miles David P
18-Jan-17 Start Point Common M
Time: 09:30 PC 4.00 TN11 9PF TQ594523
Oxen Hoath Park and Swanton Valley with lunch in The Swan at West Peckham. Familiar paths via Fairlawne Home Farm in the afternoon. Please note the early start time.
Meet in the public car park on Shipbourne Common

Dryhill -Ide Hill.
Wednesday Meet at Dryhill 9 miles Annie B
25-Jan-17 Start Point Picnic Site M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN146ED TQ496556 07764 251318
Some climbs in the morning through open and ttractive countryside. Pub/picnic lunch at Ide Hill.Longer morning but short afternoon.
Meet in the car park. Take the A25 from Westerham through Brasted and Sundridge . Just before the turn off to the A21 take the small lane on the right posted to Dryhill. A little way up on the left is the picnic site.

Chipstead's Downs and Bottoms
Wednesday Meet at Chipstead (Surrey) 9.5 miles Mike J
01-Feb-17 Start Point Holly Lane Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.60 CR5 3NR TQ273583 07905 294205
A walk through Banstead Woods and Chipstead Bottom to lunch at the White Hart, Chipstead. After lunch we head east to enjoy the views from Farthing Downs and return through Cane Hill Park (previously the site of the Third Surrey County Lunatic Asylum - later to be known as Cane Hill Hospital) and Chipstead Golf Club.

Limpsfield Chart to Limpsfield with good views
Wednesday Meet at Limpsfield Chart 10.5 miles Chris T
15-Feb-17 Start Point NT CP Skearn Bank M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 RH8 0TL TQ431516 07831 846175
A clockwise walk via Guildables Park Farm, Tenchleys Manor and Limpsfield Chart for a lunch stop at the Bull Limpsfield returning via Broomlands Farm, Watts Hill and the High Chart.
If travelling on B269 towards Edenbridge the NT CP at Skearn Bank Limpsfield Chart will be found on the right after about 500 yards.

Otford & Dunton Green Circular Walk
Sunday Meet at Otford 4.5 miles Harry S
26-Feb-17 Start Point Main Car Park E/M
Time: 12:00 PC 2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525594
A walk to Dunton Green and back with very little climbing but nevertheless some surprisingly wide views.
Meet in main Car Park opposite the Bull PH in Otford.

A Walk to the Ancient Chiding Stone
Wednesday Meet at Leigh 10.6 miles Mark C
01-Mar-17 Start Point The Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 TN11 8QP TQ548465
A circular walk to Chiddinstone for lunch and back. Make your complaints to the Chiding Stone! Varied countryside in the morning. Lunch will probably be not at The Castle Inn as this is currently closed but there are two good tea rooms in the village providing a selection of refreshments or picnic by church. In the afternoon we follow the Eden Valley Walk to Penshurst Place and through the Park back to Leigh providing fine views around.
Meet on The Green adjacent to Leigh Primary School. Plenty of parking on the roads around The Green but not outside the school.

A Winter Walk
Tuesday Meet at Shoreham 8 miles Brigid R
06/12/2016 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
We walk along the Darent Valley as far as the Roman Villa, then up to the Golf Club for early lunch. Return is via Timberton Bottom, Shoreham Terrace and Water Lane to car park.
Meet Filston Lane car park Shoreham

What could possibly go wrong......
Wednesday Meet at Hosey Common CP 9 miles Giles D
14/12/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531
In the morning we pass caves, bats, an Iron Age fort and the source of the river Darent. Lunch in Westerham. Short afternoon.
Meet in CP

Indulge in a little bit of 'Me' time.
Saturday Meet at High Elms 2.5 miles Gillian E
24/12/2016 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 1 BR6 7JH TQ446635
Have a little 'me' time and come for a gentle stroll through the woods before Christmas takes over completely! The walk will only last 1hr and 1/2 max.
Meet in main car park High Elms Road, off Shire Lane.

Brave the elements!
Sunday Meet at Pratts Bottom 5 miles Gillian E
29/01/17 Start Point M
Time: 13:00 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472621
A walk through woods and open fields. A couple of hills but taken at a leisurely pace - not a problem! Walk can be shortened according to weather.
Meet on corner by The Bull P.H. Park in side road.

Search for signs of Spring.
Saturday Meet at Dry Hill 4 miles Gillian E
11/03/17 Start Point Picnic M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.80 TN14 6ED TQ497552
A walk through woods and fields. No steep climbs.
Meet in car park. There may be a small charge.

The Catering is in Caterham
Wednesday Meet at Woldingham 10.5 miles Dave C
11/01/2017 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 CR3 7AD TQ373541 07787151836
From Car Park to Woldingham Village, thorough Halliloo Valley to Caterham for lunch. Return via North Downs Way.
Meet at South Hawke Car Park Gangers Hill CR3 7AD TQ373541

The Blethchingly Circle
Wednesday Meet at Caterham by pass 10.5 miles Dave C
8/3/2017 Start Point South CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TQ349535 07787151836
From Car Park to Blethchingly via Godstone for lunch. Probably in the William IV. Return via War Coppice and North Downs Way.
Meet in the large lay-by/ car park going south on the A22 approaching the M25 junction. Note this car park is not easily accessed going North from the M25/A22 Junction.


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