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Three Ways Around Speldhurst
Wednesday Meet at Speldhurst 11 miles Mark C
07-Oct-15 Start Point Furzefield Avenue M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 TN3 0LD TQ551417
The walk starts on the Wealdway going south west towards Fordcombe and providing fine views of the Weald. It continues until joining the Forest Way and follows this route along the former railway embankment to Groombridge. Lunch at The Junction Inn or picnic on the village recreation ground opposite. Afterwards we return past Groombridge Place and then follow the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk into Speldhurst.
Meet at beginning of Furzefield Ave which is a long no through residential road at edge of village. If approaching village from Southborough to Speldhurst passing David Soloman's house then follow sign on right to Post Office and local store. Shortly after passing the store/PO bear Left on the residential road indicated as No Through Road on the old white signpost. Park in this wide residential road.

Lovely local walk
Saturday Meet at Pratts Bottom 4.5 miles Rosemary F
10-Oct-15 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472622
Through woods and farmland, includes one steep hill.
Park in road next to Bulls Head PH

See Kent in its Autumn glory.
Sunday Leader not at Andrews Wood 13 miles Mary G
11-Oct-15 Bromley N Stn 08:45 CP M/S
Time: 09:30 PC 2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
We walk through Otford Mount, Romney Street and West Kingsdown Golf Course. There will be a stop with a pub for lunch but for drinks only. Please bring a picnic.
Meet in CP, a short way down Shacklands Road off Badgers Mount roundabout.

A stroll through the local parks and commons.
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
11-Oct-15 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 0.60 BR7 5PG TQ443700
A wander through Scadbury Park and St Paul's Cray common.
Meet by the Crown pub. School Rd off Chislehurst War Memorial

Teston to Tea Pot Island
Tuesday Meet at Teston 8.5 miles Sylvia S
13-Oct-15 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 10:30 PC 5.40 ME18 5BX TQ707532
NOTE START TIME. Generally over farmland to Yalding and Tea Pot Island, where we take a break before joining the path beside the Medway back to the start.
Just off A 26 2 miles E of Wateringbury. Parking fee.

A beautiful walk through woods and undulating countryside. The Pub has an entry in Alastair Sawday's Places to Eate and Drink.
Wednesday Meet at Forest Row 10.5 miles Chris T
14-Oct-15 Start Point Hindleap CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.00 RH18 5JF TQ404323 07831 846175
A clockwise walk passing Birchgrove House, Scramblewood Common and Chelwood Common with lunch stop at Coach and Horses Pub near Dane Hill, then in the afternoon returning via Horsted Keynes Church, Broadhurst Manor and Suttons Farm.
Meet. If travelling south on A22 from Forest Row turn right at Wych Cross traffic lights and Hindleap CP will be found on left after about a mile.

Lovely Kent countryside
Saturday Meet at East Malling 5 miles Fran M
17-Oct-15 Start Point Church M
Time: 13:00 PC 5.00 ME19 6AH TQ703571
A mainly flat walk through orchards and woodland.
Park with consideration in nearby roads.

See the Kent countryside in Autumn
Sunday Leader at Sevenoaks Weald 11 miles David P
18-Oct-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Village Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TN14 6PN TQ528509
A walk through farmland and woodland with some fine views. We set off towards to Bough Beech Reservoir going through Winkhurst Green and Roodlands Farm. Pub/Picnic lunch at Bough Beech. We return via Mill Farm and Little Sidcup.
From the junction of A25/21,travel SW on A21for 4 miles to next major Junction. Turn R to Sevenoaks Weald. Go through the village and park around the green.

Walk the steps of Darwin!
Sunday Meet at Downe Village 3.5 miles Rosemary F
18-Oct-15 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 house of Charles Darwin. There are a few stiles.
Meet by the church in Downe. Bus 146 hourly from Bromley Nth. Stn.

A walk over the North Downs
Wednesday Meet at Hollingbourne Stn. 10 miles Brian W
21-Oct-15 Start Point Eyhorne Street M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.60 ME17 1TX TQ834551
A steep climb over the North Downs, then easy walking via Wormshill for a picnic lunch, or lunch at The Ringlestone Inn. Return via the North Downs Way to Hollingbourne. Lovely views and the last walk before Summer Time ends.
From junction 8 of the M20 follow signs on the A20 for Hollingbourne. The road to the station is a sharp turn left just before the road over the bridge.

West Malling and Offham
Saturday Meet at West Mallingk 6 miles Sylvia S
24-Oct-15 Start Point Manor Country Park M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.80 TQ678570
Our route passes through West Malling on the way to Offham on lanes and field paths. We return over fields and pass St Leonards Tower before re-entering the country park.
S of West Malling. CP charge

Views over Penshurst Place
Sunday Leader not at Leigh 10.5 miles Linda H
25-Oct-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Green M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 TN11 8RG TQ550464 07913 570936
Leaving Leigh to walk along River Medway, then North of Penshurst Place, and via Wellers Town to Chiddingstone (pub, teashop) for lunch. Shorter afternoon returning via Penshurst Station and Charcott.
Park with consideration around green. Meet on green. (No WC at start)

The Farnborough Circular.
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 4.5 miles Jean P
25-Oct-15 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
An undulating walk through fields and woodland passing Keston Ponds and the Wilberforce Oak.
Meet by the village sign at the junction of High Street and Church Road. Bus 358.

Over the Downs to Cobham
Wednesday Meet at Holly Hill 10.4 miles Philip J
28-Oct-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.40 DA13 0UB TQ669629 07970 984523
A rerun of a walk I did a couple of years ago. We walk via Great Buckland and Henley Street to Cobham for lunch (choice of 3 pubs or picnic). Then back via Cobham Mausoleum, Upper Bush and North Downs Way. Pleasant undulating countryside throughout.
Leave M20 at J2. At r'about take 3rd exit to A20 and at next r'about 1st exit to A227. After 1.6 miles turn right on Harvel Road and continue past 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. NB. do not use the post code on the AA Route Planner website. Use Holly Hill Wood, Snodland instead and then continue to Holly Hill.

I found my thrill on Oldbury Hill
Sunday Leader at Sevenoaks 11 miles Jeff W
01-Nov-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Leisure Centre M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547
Through Knole to the iron-age hill fort at Oldbury, then luch stop at Ightham Mote (bring a sandwich). Return via Broadhoath. Hopefully, there will still be some good autumn colours.
Meet in Buckhurst No 2 CP, Buckhurst Lane, off High Street

The Common's Circular.
Sunday Meet at Keston Ponds CP 4 miles Jean P
01-Nov-15 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR26HA TQ419640
An easy walk over the commons - Hayes, West Wickham and Keston. No stiles or hills. Could be lovely autumnal colouring on the beech trees..
Meet by in the CP on Westerham Rd. A233, just south of Fishponds Rd. Buses 320,146,& 246 stop nearby.

Up the Creek with an Oare
Wednesday Meet at Hollowshore 10 miles Philip W
04-Nov-15 Start Point Faversham M
Time: 10:00 PC 9.80 ME13 7TU TR017636 07740 423531
A repeat of our popular fig 8 walk taking in part of Saxon Shore Way. Lunch at/near the Shipwrights Arms. AM 7 miles, PM 3 miles. Dry weather would be nice this time!
Meet in Shipwrights Arms CP from 9.30am for coffee, toilets and to order lunch. M2 to J6, L on 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 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)

Oldbury to Ightham Mote
Saturday Meet at Oldbury Wood 5 miles Sandra W
07-Nov-15 Start Point CP M
Time: 12:30 PC 3.40 TN15 0HB TQ578558
Quite a few ups and downs on this walk to Ightham Mote and back, taken at a gentle pace. Sandra's tea and cake at the end of walk.
From Sevenoaks direction turn L on minor rd off A 25 just past Crown Point PH and CP is in the woods on L.

Off to Jail but back in time for tea
Sunday Leader not at Keston 11 miles Tony U
08-Nov-15 Bromley N Stn 09:30 Heathfield Road CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.00 BR2 6BA TQ416637 07964 291369
Anticlockwise via Nash, Biggin Hill, the Old Jail (lunchtime), Cudham & Downe.
Meet in free CP in Heathfield Road, 100 yards or so south of Keston Village Hall.

From Keston via Nash and Hayes Common
Sunday Meet at Keston 5 miles Jean P
08-Nov-15 Start Point Heathfield Road CP E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 0.80 BR2 6BA TQ416637
We walk to the Hamlet of Nash, then through Well Wood and return via Hayes Common and past Keston Ponds. A couple of stiles and one steep hill.
In free CP in Heathfield Road, 100 yards or so south of Keston Village Hall.

An Autumn Bear Hunt
Wednesday Meet at Keston 10 miles Mike J
11-Nov-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
A gentle stroll from Keston via Nash and over the border into Surrey for lunch at the White Bear Fickleshole. Return via Leaves Green.
Meet in Keston Ponds car park - access from Westerham Road

Late Autumn Walk
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 5 miles Barbara P
14-Nov-15 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.80 TN14 6DF TQ488517 07505 828831
Circular walk via Manor farm and Goathurst Common
Meet at the car park by toilets

Brisk Winter's Walk
Sunday Leader not at Chevening 10 miles Angela H
15-Nov-15 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Church M
Time: 09:30 PC 2.60 TN146HG TQ489577
A walk in and around Knockholt. Fairly steep hill near the beginning. A long morning hence early start. Picnic in Vavaseur's Wood or lunch at Coolings Green and Pleasant. A very short afternoon.
Meet in lane leading to Chevening Church away from the church itself

Autumn leaves
Sunday Meet at Kemsing 3 miles Gillian E
15-Nov-15 Start Point car park M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.80 TN15 6GD TQ556587 07742 377 311
A stiff climb to warm you up so you can enjoy a walk through fields and woods.
Meet in public car park off High Street.

Welly good fig 8 from Ryarsh
Wednesday Meet at Ryarsh 11 miles Philip W
18-Nov-15 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.60 ME19 5LS TQ671600 077 4042 3531
A fig of 8 walk from the Duke of Wellington in Ryarsh. AM 6.5m via Paddlesworth Farm & church, Horn Street and crossing M20 to take in Leybourne Chase and Ryarsh Ch. Lunch in or near DoW. PM 4.5m via Trottiscliffe Ch and Coldrum Long Barrow
Park in village hall car park 100yds E of T junct by Duke of Wellington PH. Meet in the DoW pub which will open from 9.30 for us to use facilities and order lunch.

Looking for autumn
Saturday Meet at Godden Green 5.6 miles Gillian E
21-Nov-15 Start Point M
Time: 13:00 PC 3.20 TN15 0JL TQ553550 07742 377 311
Woods, fields and a few ups and downs. Might make Ightham Mote depending on the weather.
Meet by telephone box on the green. Please park considerately and not in pub car park.

Abolition and Evolution, footpaths of the thinkers!
Sunday Leader not at Keston 11 miles Jane B
22-Nov-15 Bromley N Stn 09:25 CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.80 BR2 6BP TQ412647 07826 698779
A local walk for shorter days. One or two rises, but mainly moderate going. Pub, teashop or picnic lunch in Downe. Buses to Keston from Bromley or Biggin Hill.
Meet in CP, Keston Commonside, at rear of Green, opposite Greyhound Pub. Greyhound now available as public toilet.

A circular walk.
Tuesday Meet at Shorne Woods 8 miles Annie B
24-Nov-15 Start Point Country Park E
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 DA123HX TQ687703 07764 251318
Through woods, grazed meadows and open grassland. Time for refreshments at the end of the walk in the visitor centre. Note there is a car park charge.
Meet in the car park on Brewer's Road just off A2 between Gravesend and Rochester.

Dryhill-Ide Hill circular walk.
Wednesday Meet at Dryhill picnic site 10 miles Annie B
25-Nov-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN146ED TQ496556 07764 251318
Some climbs in the morning but mainly moderate through open and attractive countryside. Pub/picnic lunch at Ide Hill.
Meet in the car park.Take A25 from Westerham through Brasted and Sundridge. Just before the turn off onto the A21 take the small lane on the right signposted to Dryhill. A little way up on the left is the picnic site.

Leafy Lanes
Sunday Leader at Ranmore Common 10.5 miles Barbara P
29-Nov-15 Bromley N Stn 08:30 NT Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.60 RH5 6SR TQ143504 07505 828831
Walk from the common via Westcott and Broadmoor to the Stephan Langton Pub for our lunch stop. Then back through Wotton and Stockmans to Ranmore.
Meet at the NT car park

An afternoon stroll.
Sunday Meet at Knole Park 4 miles Gillian E
29-Nov-15 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC 3.20 TN13 1LW TQ533546 07742 377311
A leisurely stroll around Knole Park which includes a couple of ups and downs.
Meet at entrance to environmental garden in Buckhurst car park, Suffolk Way, Sevenoaks by leisure centre. Car park was free on Sundays but please check.

A winter walk in the North Downs.
Wednesday Meet at Igtham 10 miles David P
02-Dec-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 TN15 0NU TQ584536
A circular walk with lunch at Underriver - possibly. A few hills and probably muddy.
Meet in the National Trust car park at Ightham Mote. It is in Mote Road, half a mile south of Ivy Hatch.

Stretch your legs before the Ramblers Christmas lunch
Wednesday Meet at Woodlands Manor 5.3 miles Annie B
09-Dec-15 Start Point Golf Club M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN15 6AB TQ565606
We head south to Cotman's Ash through lovely farmland then west to Ottford Manor with stunning views toward Kemsing. We then head east to Drane Farm, north to Knockmill and back through the golf course. We will stop briefly for a festive snack and a warming drink!
Meet in the club car park. Tinkerpot Lane, Sevenoaks.

Regents Canal and London's green spaces
Wednesday Meet at London 9 miles Allan W
16-Dec-15 Start Point Paddington Station E
Time: 11:30 PC W2 1RS TQ268812 07982 415948
Walk from Paddington Basin along the Regents Canal and then on to Primrose Hill and Belsize Park for lunch. Continue to Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and finish at Alexandra Palace.
Meet at Paddington Station by Upper Crust Kiosk. Please note later start time.

A walk in the country after Christmas
Saturday Meet at Keston 4.5 miles Barbara a
26-Dec-15 Start Point Commonside CP E
Time: 10:15 PC 0.80 BR26 BP TQ412647
Come and enjoy a walk after all those Christmas delights! There may be Morris Dancing outside the Greyhound PH after the walk. *meet at CP S of A232 Croydon Road on the right of Commonside just before the Greyhound PH
Meet at CP S of A232 Croydon Road on the right of Commonside just before the Greyhound PH

A great start to the New Year
Friday Meet at Pratts Bottom 4.5 miles Rosemary F
01-Jan-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472622
A short varied walk towards Chelsfield. Includes one steep hill.
Park in side road next to Bulls Head PH

Dulwich Woods
Tuesday Meet at Dulwich 4 miles Annie B
12-Jan-16 Start Point E
Time: 10:00 PC 1.40 SE21 7AD TQ331737 07764 251318
A walk through Dulwich and Sydenham Woods. If you want lunch afterwards there are various cafes in and around Dulwich at the end of the morning walk.
Meet outside Dulwich Picture Gallery cafe in College Road. Plenty of car parking available in Dulwich Park , entrance College Road. The gallery cafe is easily accessible from North and West Dulwich Stations.

Dryhill-Ide hill circular walk.
Wednesday Meet at Dryhill Picnic site 10 miles Annie B
13-Jan-16 Start Point Car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN146ED TQ496556 07764 251318
Some climbs in the morning through open and attractive countryside. Pub/picnic lunch at Ide Hill. Longer morning shorter 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.

Wednesday Meet at Hosey Common 9 miles Paul L
17-Feb-16 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531
Winter Ramble through Squerryes Park then on to Chartwell Pub /Picnic lunch at Fox and Hounds Toyes Hill short afternoon back via Emmetts Farm
Meet in car park from Westerham take B2026 towards Chartwell CP just under 1 mile on left

A hilly walk for end of Winter, start of Spring
Sunday Leader not at Toys Hill 13.5 miles M J
06-Mar-16 Bromley N Stn 08:45 NT Car Park M/S
Time: 09:30 PC 3.00 TN16 1QE TQ470517
To Chartwell for lunch via Ide Hill and Hendon Manor. Return via Emmetts.
From A25 at Brasted turn into Chart Lane. CP is on the right just past the Fox and Hounds.

A wander through the Sussex countryside
Wednesday Meet at Horsted Keynes 12 miles Allan W
09-Mar-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.40 RH17 7AS TQ385282
A pretty walk from Horsted Keynes on the Sussex Border Path and Sussex Ouse Valley Way to Lindfield for lunch. Return via Goddenwick Farm. We go under the Bluebell Railway on the way out and cross it on our return.
Meet at Horsted Keynes car park

Open countryside views
Saturday Meet at Otford 4.5 miles Rosemary F
19-Mar-16 Start Point village CP E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.60 TN14 5PG TQ525594
A walk to Dunton Green and back with very little climbing, but nevertheless some surprisingly wide views.
Opposite The Bull PH

A walk in the country and several places of historic interest
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 12.8 miles Barbara K
27-Mar-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Leisure Centre CP S
Time: 09:45 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ532547
Walk through Knole Park to Ightham Mote, lunch at Shipbourne then back via Underriver
Meet Buckhurst No.2 CP - enter from Suffolk Way

A walk over beautiful countryside with a quirky pub for lunch stop
Wednesday Meet at Sevenoaks 10 miles Chris T
30-Mar-16 Start Point National Trust CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.00 TN15 0SN TQ558532 MB 07831 846175
A clockwise walk via Lord's Spring Wood and Stone Street and Ivy Hatch with lunch stop at the Golding Hop pub, returning via High Beeches, Broadhoath Wood and Wilmot Hill.
Meet at One Tree Hill NT Car Park

That's all folks