bromley ramblers
group of the
Ramblers Association
a walk through local beauty spots.
Sunday Leader not at Petts Wood 10 miles Vernon B
01-Feb-15 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Station M
Time: 10:00 PC 0.80 BR5 1NA TQ444676
This is a repeat of a walk in the previous programme which was cancelled in error. A linear walk following the London Loop from Petts Wood Station to Hayes Station. We walk through Crofton Wood and Farnborough to High Elms for a picnic lunch. We return via Wilberforce Oak and Keston Common. A steep climb in the afternoon. Buses back to Bromley from Hayes.
*Meet at Queensway Entrance.

A walk in the Lea valley
Wednesday Meet at Limehouse Station 9 miles Margaret E
04-Feb-15 Start Point E
Time: 10:30 PC 2.00 E14 7NT TQ361811 07906 613 333
We follow the Regent Canal, through Victoria Park, making our way to explore and eat a picnic lunch in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Light refreshments should be available. Fortified we will continue to Tottenham Hae (Victoria Line).
Meet at the foot of the stairs at the Branch Road exit

Winkhurst to Hanging Bank
Saturday Meet at Winkhurst Green 4.5 miles Ken S
07-Feb-15 Start Point M
Time: 13:00 PC 3.80 TN14 6LD TQ496494
Lovely countryside and views as we head up hill to Hanging Bank via Hendon Manor. Then we descend via Boarhill and Scollops. Hilly in places with a few stiles.
Turn E off B2042 S of Ide Hill and follow signs to the nature reserve. Park on roadside and meet at entrance to Nature Centre

Some hills to climb with good views on top
Sunday Leader at Headley Heath 10 miles Susan W
08-Feb-15 Bromley N Stn 08:15 NT CP S
Time: 10:00 PC 7.00 KT18 6NN TQ204538
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 in the CP. From A25 turn N onto the B2032. After more than a mile turn L onto the B2033. use the 2nd CP on L opposite the Cricket Ground. Pay and display for non-National Trust members.

An easy local stroll
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 3.5 miles Ralph H
08-Feb-15 Start Point Lower Car Park E
Time: 10:30 PC 0.60 BR7 6BB TQ438710
A Linear walk to Petts Wood. You can return by train or bus to Chislehurst or Elstead Woods. You can also lunch at Wetherspoons and walk back.
Meet in the lower car park opposite Sainsbury's

Lamberhurst Figure of 8 Walk
Wednesday Meet at Lamberhurst 11 miles Mark C
11-Feb-15 Start Point Village Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.60 TN3 8HX TQ676362
A winter's walk around the River Teise. Outwards by Scotney Castle grounds, Kilndown and Finchcocks then back to Lamberhurst for picnic or lunch at The Chequers Inn. Afterwards, outwards by the local vineyard and Hook Green then return to Lamberhurst. Some easy hills, flat bits and probably mud in February.
Meet in the public car park just after The Chequers Inn in The Broadway which is in the village centre. If car park is full there is plenty of space in the roads nearby. WC in car park.

Top Secret!
Sunday Leader at Andrews Wood CP 11 miles Jeff W
15-Feb-15 Bromley N Stn 09:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
We head westwards to Fort Halstead, where the UK's first atomic bomb is said to have been developed. Picnic/drink will be at Knockholt, with our return route via Halstead village on perhaps unfamiliar paths.
Car park is a short way down Shacklands Rd, off Badger's Mount r'about.

A Ramble Downe!
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 5 miles Jean P
15-Feb-15 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC 1.60 TN16 3LD TQ421590
We head over the golf course and through Luxted to Downe where we may stop for refreshments at Christmas Tree Farm. We return past Downe House - historic home of Charles Dickens. There are some stiles.
Meet in the car park of the Spitfire Club, Church Road, Biggin Hill.

Tatsfield to Botley Hill
Wednesday Meet at Tatsfield 10.5 miles Mike P
18-Feb-15 Start Point The Square M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.00 TN162AS TQ415571
Out via Lumberdine Wood, Vanguard Way, Titsey Plantation to lunch at Botley Hill Farm House. Return via North Downs Way and Tatsfield Green.
Past the Old Ship at the green in Tatsfield, enter Paynesfield Lane and continue north for 300m until reach The Square. Easiest approach to Tatsfield is from Biggin Hill and right in to Lebanon Gardens/Stock Hill, left at roundabout Sunningvale Avenue, right in to Polesteeple Hill, then after 20m left in to Ricketts Hill Road, right in to Ship Hill. Ignore Paynesfield Road entrance off Ricketts Hill Road, as this is not suitable for vehicles

Around Penshurst
Saturday Meet at Penshurst 4.3 miles Sandra W
21-Feb-15 Start Point layby E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438
A gently undulating walk crossing the River Eden twice. We head towards Weller's Town and pass Wat Stock Farm on the way back. A few stiles. Sandra's tea and cake at the end of the walk.
Meet on the L of B2176 Leigh Rd on entering village from the N.

A Winter Workout
Sunday Leader not at Andrews Wood 13 miles Mary G
22-Feb-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-drinks only-please bring a picnic.
Meet in CP, a short way down Shacklands Road, off Badgers Mount roundabout

See commons & parks in winter
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
22-Feb-15 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 0.60 BR7 5PG TQ443700
A wander through Scadbury Park and Sta Paul's Cray Common.
Meet by the Crown pub, School Rd. off Chislehurst War Memorial.

Winter Walking
Tuesday Meet at Cudham 7.5 miles Barbara P
24-Feb-15 Start Point Recreation Ground E
Time: 10:30 PC 1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599 07505 828831
We will follow the Cudham Circular walk, stopping for a hot lunch (or picnic in the grounds) at High Elms Visitor Centre. Please note later start time.
Meet in the car park at the recreation ground just past the Blacksmiths Arms Cudham Lane North

A local walk with lovely views
Wednesday Meet at Shoreham Village 10.5 miles Maria N
25-Feb-15 Start Point Filston Road CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ519615 07884 102023
After a steep climb to the ridge above Shoreham Village a fairly easy walk via Knockholt Pound and Chevening for our lunch break at Chipstead. Lunch in the Bricklayers Arms or picnic on the green by the lake. In the afternoon we take the Darent Valley Path over fields via Otford back to Shoreham.
Meet at Filston Road CP, through Shoreham High Street on the left past Church St.

Lakes, woods and fields
Saturday Meet at Leigh 5 miles Sylvia S
28-Feb-15 Start Point village green M
Time: 12:30 PC 4.20 TN11 8RG TQ550464
We head S to Haysden lakes then back via Lucifer Bridge and Powder Mills. Open fields and woodland.
Meet near the school

A late Winter or early Spring walk.
Sunday Leader at Ide Hill 11 miles David P
01-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 2.80 TN14 6DF TQ488517
A lovely walk with some beautiful views. Leaving Ide Hill we head for Boarhill and then via Obriss Farm and Crockenhill Common to Westerham for lunch. Returning via French Street and Toys Hill. Hilly but not too many styles.
Meet in CP with toilets on B2042 and next to Community Shop.

Toys Hill, Emmetts Garden and Octavia Hill bench.
Sunday Meet at Toys Hill 4 miles John M
01-Mar-15 Start Point E
Time: 10:30 PC 3.00 TN16 1QG TQ470517
Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill on a walk to the picturesque village of Ide Hill and her commemorative seat, passing Emmetts Garden on the way back.
Toys Hill car park on Chart Lane, Brasted, Nr Westerham, Kent

A Common walk near Westerham
Wednesday Meet at Hosey Common 10 miles Lawrie S
04-Mar-15 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531 07947 407699
A day's ramble taking in Squerryes Park, Crockhamhill Common and The High Chart, Scearn Bank and Hosey Common. Pub/picnic lunch in Limpsfield Chart.
Meet in CP. From Westerham, take the B2026 towards Chartwell. CP just under 1 mile on the left.

From the Change of Horses to the Tally Ho
Sunday Leader not at Farnborough Village 12 miles Jane B
08-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 08:45 On the Green M
Time: 09:30 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643 0782 6698779
Some modest climbs, taking in part of the North Downs Way. Picnic or pub lunch at the Tally Ho, in Knockholt. Longish morning, hence early start.
Meet on the Green, at junction of High Street and Church Road. Parking available around the village or take the 358 bus from Bromley or Orpington.

A circluar walk from Toy's Hill to Limpsfield Chart
Wednesday Meet at Toys Hill 10.4 miles Philip J
11-Mar-15 Start Point NT Car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN16 1QG TQ469517 07970 984523
We leave the CP by crossing the road and following the Greensand Way. Shortly we turn right and descend the ridge and then turn West when we reach the bottom. We pass Crockham Grange to Guildables Park Farm, where we join the Vanguard Way heading North. A long climb from Trevereux brings us to lunch at Limpsfield Chart (Carpenter's Arms). Back along the undulating Greensand Way via Crockham Common and French Street.
Meet in the NT Car Park on Toy's Hill. Turn South off the A25 at Brasted towards Four Elms. Shortly after passing the Fox & Hounds on the left, the CP is on the right just as you start to go down the hill. You can also reach the spot by following the B2042 from Sundridge to Ide Hill but turn right into Emmetts Lane, immediately before Emmetts Gardens and left at the T-junction. There doesn't appear to be any CP charge, neither Pay-and-display nor honesty box.

Around the Darenth valley
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5.5 miles Brigid R
14-Mar-15 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 12:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ517615
Our route takes us uphill and along the terrace, via Otford, across the railway, up another hill and back down White Hill. Then through Shoreham village to the CP.
Meet in CP.

Knole Park Ightham Mote and One Tree Hill
Sunday Leader at Sevenoaks 11 miles Sue L
15-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:10 Leisure Centre M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547
We walk from Knole Park towards Ightham Mote for picnic lunch, returning via Shipbourne and One Tree Hill following part of the Greensand Way. Some fine views and a number of hills in the afternoon.
Meet near leisure centre in Buckhurst CP

An early spring look at Shoreham
Sunday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Brigid R
15-Mar-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 12:00 PC 2.20 TN14 7RT TQ526615
We Walk along the river to Lullingstone visitors centre then uphill and through woods to Timberden Bottom and Shoreham Ridge. Then descend to t he valley to the station via the churchyard.
Meet at Shoreham Station CP.

A walk in Winnie the Pooh Country
Wednesday Meet at Hartfield 11.5 miles Chris T
18-Mar-15 Start Point Piglets CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 TN74WW TQ470321 07831 846175
We make our way north passing Pooh Sticks Bridge, Upper Hartfield, Cabbagestalk, Lower Parrock and Highams Wood for a lunch stop at the Chequers Inn, Forest Row. returning via Highgate, The Birches and Newbridge.
Meet at Piglets CP on Ashdown Forest. If traveling south on B 2026 take left fork just south of Hartfield Village and drive for about two miles going through Chuck Hatch. Piglets will be the second CP on right after passing entrance to Wren's Warren.

West of Knole Park
Saturday Meet at Knole Park 5.5 miles Fran M
21-Mar-15 Start Point National Trust CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 3.20 TN15 0RP TQ539543
We walk into Sevenoaks, cross several roads then go across Sevenoaks Common to meet the Greensand Way. After some hilly bits we re-enter the park past Riverhill House.
Parking is free for National Trust members. Don't forget your card.

Yes. Prime Minister!
Sunday Leader not at Westerham 10 miles Jenny M
22-Mar-15 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Darent CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 2.40 TN16 1TD TQ451541 07719 718117
A scenic walk through familiar countryside to Chartwell for lunch via Trevereux Manor returning via French Street.
Meet Darent CP East of Quebec House off A25. Free on Sundays

Great views without the effort!
Sunday Meet at Otford 4.5 miles Rosemary F
22-Mar-15 Start Point Opposite the Bull PH 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.
Meet opposite the Bull PH in Shoreham.

Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone
Tuesday Meet at Penshurst 9 miles Jenny M
24-Mar-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438 07719 718117
A pretty walk through Penshurst Place to Chiddingstone for lunch with a short afternoon return to Penshurst.
Meet in layby on B2176 by the now closed toilets.

Step into Spring.
Wednesday Meet at New Ash Green 10.5 miles Bob a
25-Mar-15 Start Point Redhill Road M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 3.20 DA3 8JS TQ604649
A circular walk via Hodsoll Street, Stansted and Ridley. Pub or picnic lunch at Stansted. Some lovely views. Longer morning, hillier afternoon.
Meet Redhill Road. Exit M20 at Junction 2. Turn left then second right (Ash Lane). After approx. 2.5 miles, turn right for New Ash Green and immediately right into Redhill Road. Park on verge about 500 metres on right.

Lovely early spring walk
Saturday Meet at Eynsford 5 miles Rosemary F
28-Mar-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 13:45 PC 2.40 DA4 0HP TQ535648
NOTE START TIME. This is a nice open walk with good views. Opportunity to leave walk after 2.5 miles.
Meet at station

The Bluebell Railway walk
Sunday Meet at Horsted Keynes 12 miles Allan W
29-Mar-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.40 RH17 7AS TQ384279
A circular pretty walk from Horsted Keynes via the Sloop Inn with lunch at Lindfield. Returning in the afternoon to Horsted Keynes. We go under The Bluebell Railway in the morning and over in the afternoon.
Meet in the car park at Horsted Keynes village.

Knockholt in the round!
Sunday Meet at Knockholt 5 miles Gordon a
29-Mar-15 Start Point Three Horse shoes PH E
Time: 13:30 PC 1.80 TN14 7LD TQ481595
A circular walk around the fringes of Knockholt. Some hills with sixteen stiles. Some are high.
Meet at the Three Horse Shoes PH, Knockholt

Some Winter Views
Tuesday Meet at Borough Green 7.5 miles Fran M
31-Mar-15 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN15 8BB TQ607572 07855 249225
A pleasant walk among orchards and farms, beautiful views and some lovely dwelling places, not to hilly. Please bring picnic lunch even though we do pass a pub in Basted if you want a drink/toilets.
Meet Car park in Western Road Borough Green (1.30 Fee)

A circular walk.
Tuesday Meet at Shorne Woods 8 miles Annie B
21-Apr-15 Start Point Country Park CP E
Time: 10:00 PC 4.20 DA123HX TQ687703 07764 251318
Through woods, grazed meadows and open grassland. Picnic or pub lunch in The Cock at Luddesdown. Time for a cup of tea and cake at the end 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

Maybe bluebells.
Wednesday Meet at Tandridge 10 miles Annie B
22-Apr-15 Start Point Barley Mow Pub M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.20 RH89NY TQ373506 07764 251318
A repeat of the very first walk I led jointly with Nicky Ashley in 2009. A figure of eight with a picnic or pub lunch in the Barley Mow.
Meet in the pub car park Tandridge Lane, Tandridge near Oxted.

A walk on the Ashdown Forest with good views.
Wednesday Meet at Crowborough 11 miles Chris T
06-May-15 Start Point CP walk leaders home M
Time: 10:00 PC 6.60 TN6 3SS TQ503283 07831 846175
A circular walk crossing the Ashdown Forest in the morning via Pound Gate, King's Standing, 500 Acre Wood then lunch stop at the Deerstalker pub just North of Friar's Gate on edge of Forest. Return will be via Royalmires Wood, Tyler's Wood and Ockley House to walk leader's home where all are invited for tea and cakes
If travelling on A26 from Crowborough towards Uckfield after c 1 mile look for turning on the left into Sheep Plane at bollard for Rotherfield and Jarvis brook. After 10 yards turn right into Sweethaws Lane. CP on right after about 2/3 of a mile at walk leaders home after going through the golf course. Please try and share cars as limited palking. Toilet facilities at start.

Worth building up a thirst.
Wednesday Meet at Brockham 12 miles Dave C
13-May-15 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.20 RH3 7JS TQ197495 07787 151836
An undulating walk through mainly open countryside with a number of stiles heading west then south from Brockham to Parkgate for lunch via Stonebridge. Lunch at the excellent Surrey Oaks 16th-century inn Parkgate. 2014 CAMRA Surrey & Sussex region winner and in the last 16 for the national competition. Return to Brockham heading east then north via Dawes green and Gadbrook.
Meet on the green by Christ Church Brockham, Surrey

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

Hoping for bluebells
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 3.5 miles Rosemary F
02/07/15 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC TN14 6JR TQ486519
A fairly hilly walk with fine views in all directions. Passing through the NT properties of Scords Wood and Emmetts where we will stop for refreshments before continuing past the cricket ground and back to Ide Hill. Park with discretion in the village or from the view point CP on the B2042 where there are toilets.
Meet by the bus shelter and park around the Green

Hoping for bluebells
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 3.5 miles Rosemary F
02/05/15 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC TN14 6JR TQ486519
A fairly hilly walk with fine views in all directions. Passing through the NT properties of Scords Wood and Emmetts where we will stop for refreshments before continuing past the cricket ground and back to Ide Hill. Park with discretion in the village or from the view point CP on the B2042 where there are toilets.
Meet by the bus shelter and park around the Green

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
11/07/2015 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC 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

Go to Seed in the afternoon
Sunday Leader not at Harrietsham 19 miles Tony U
07/06/2015 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.

That's all folks