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A Refreshing Walk
Saturday Meet at *Tudeley Church 5.5 miles Gillian E
25-Oct-14 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £5.20 TN11 0NZ TQ621454
A pleasant walk through lush agricultural countryside with good views. Take time to look in Tudeley Church to see the Marc Chagall windows.
*Meet in Tudeley All Saints Church car park. Tudeley Village on B2017 about 2.5M east of Tonbridge.

An Extra Hour in Bed
Sunday Leader at *Hosey Common 10 miles Jeff W
26-Oct-14 Bromley N Stn 09:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531 07827 483998
From Hosey Common we head towards Limpsfield Chart and then to Crockham Hill for a picnic lunch/drink. Fine views over the Weald.
*From Westerham, take the B2026 towards Chartwell. CP is 3/4 of a mile on the left.

Early Autumn at High Elms
Sunday Meet at *Farnborough Village 4 miles Jean P
26-Oct-14 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC £0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
A walk through High Elms via Old Hill and return along Bogey Lane.
*Meet at junction of Church Road and High Street, Farnborough.

Its all on your doorstep!
Wednesday Meet at *Orpington 10 miles Richard B
29-Oct-14 Start Point Goddington Park CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.20 BR6 9SX TQ470653 07879 572717
We head east to Crockenhill via Griffs Wood & Bleak House Farm. Then use the 'subway' to the Bird of Prey Centre to join the Darent Valley Path to the Plough at Eynsford for lunch or picnic by the river. We retrace our path out of Eynsford to head west above Lullingstone golf course, Parkgate, Doctor's Wood, Chelsfield and home.
*Meet at Goddington Park CP north end. Take Goddington Lane directly opp. Volvo garage on Court Rd. Orpington. CP short distance from junction.

Autumn Colours in Surrey
Saturday Meet at *Bletchingly 5 miles Barbara P
01-Nov-14 Start Point War Memorial M
Time: 13:00 PC £3.40 RH1 4PG TQ325508 07505 828831
Circular walk via Brewer Street Tylers Green to Godstone. South to Tilberstow Hill then on the Green Sand Way back to Bletchingly
*Bletchingly is on the A 25. Park in the village, and meet at the War Memorial

Colourful Autumn Walk
Sunday Leader at *Groombridge 12 miles Barbara P
02-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Birchden Wood CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.60 TN3 9NJ TQ533364 07505 828831
We walk back to Groombridge village then on to Burrswood , Stone Cross, Fordcombe and Billingstone to reach Speldhurst for lunch. Pub or picnic. Our return is via Langton Green. A slightly longer morning walk with a little road walking.
*South on B2110, left fork at Groombridge roundabout, ignore public car park on left. Right fork after 600metres, after 200metres turn right on track to CP

An easy walk around Keston
Sunday Meet at *Keston Ponds 4 miles Jean P
02-Nov-14 Start Point E
Time: 13:00 PC £0.80 BR26HA TQ419640
An easy walk over Keston and Hayes Commons with no hills or stiles. Registered assistance dogs only please.
*Meet in CP on Westerham Road, A233 just south of Fishponds Road.

A walk around Knockholt
Tuesday Meet at *Knockholt 8 miles Fran M
04-Nov-14 Start Point Church M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.00 TN14 7LR TQ467589 07855 249225
Please bring a picnic lunch but there may be an opportunity for a coffee stop and toilet, there will be three pubs on the way but not necessarily at lunch time! Good views and one very steep hill.
*Meet at Church, park considerately on the road.

Up the creek at Faversham and Oar
Wednesday Meet at *Faversham 10 miles Philip W
05-Nov-14 Start Point Hollowshore M
Time: 10:00 PC £9.80 ME13 7TU TR017636
Fig of 8 walk (opposite direction to last year) taking in Saxon Shore Way. Lunch in or near the Shipwrights Arms PH, am 7, pm 3 miles.
*Meet in Shipwrights Arms CP from 9.30am for coffee, toilet and order lunch. M2 to J6, L on A251 towards Faversham. After 1/2 mile L at T jct onto A2. After 1.1 mile R at r'about onto B2045 towards Oar. After 1.2 mile R at T jct onto Oar 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 take you through Faversham on shorter but more complicated route)

Farnborough to Downe and Back
Saturday Meet at *Farnborough 4.5 miles Sylvia S
08-Nov-14 Start Point Village Hall M
Time: 14:00 PC £0.80 BR6 7BB TQ443643 07743 735618
Through the churchyard and High Elms to Downe then back to Farnborough where refreshments will be served in the village hall prior to this year's Bromley Rambler's AGM at 4.30pm.
*Meet outside the village hall in Farnborough High Street. Please park considerately on roadside in village.

A local walk
Sunday Leader not at *Biggin Hill 10 miles Vernon B
09-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:30 Church Road CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC £1.60 TN16 3LD TQ421590
We go via Northeads Farm and Round Wood to Tatsfield Green for pub/picnic lunch. We return via Park Wood and South Street. A hilly walk with some outstanding views.
*Meet in CP. From A233 past Biggin Hill Airport turn L off main road into Church Road. CPis a short distance on L near Spitfield Youth Centre. Buses available from Bromley

A breath of fresh air.
Sunday Meet at *Pratts Bottom 3.8 miles Gillian E
09-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 11:00 PC £1.40 BR6 7NL TQ472621 07742 377 311
A walk through woods to Fairtrough and Norsted Manor. Two hills but taken at a leisurely pace no problem!
*Meet on green opposite The Bull P.H.

The Countryside North of Tunbridge Wells
Wednesday Meet at *Southborough 11 miles Susan W
12-Nov-14 Start Point Common M
Time: 10:00 PC £5.00 TN4 0RY TQ576428 07984 626030
West along High Weald Walk to Speldhurst, then along Wealdway to Fordecombe for lunch in the Chafford Arms or a picnic. Return via Palmers Farm and Speldhurst Wood. Some hills.
*From A21 turn S onto A26. Common is on R after 1 mile. Park near church.

A Refreshing Walk
Saturday Meet at *Penshurst Village 5 miles Gillian E
15-Nov-14 Start Point Lay-by M
Time: 12:30 PC £4.60 TN11 8BN TQ526438
An enjoyable walk through pleasant countryside. A few ups and downs.
*Meet in lay-by on B2176.

Woods, orchards, fields and views
Sunday Leader not at *Shipbourne Common 12.4 miles Tony U
16-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 08:45 M
Time: 09:45 PC £4.00 TN11 9PF TQ594522 07964 291369
Via Ightham Mote, Dunk's Green, Hurst Wood and Swanton Valley to West Peckham for lunch (picnic or Swan on the Green). Back via Oxen Hoath & Dene Park Woods. Orchards, woods and fields. No killer hills but several long, gentle ones.
*Park on Upper Green Road, off the A227 at Shipbourne

Late Autumn Colours
Tuesday Meet at *Hosey Common 9 miles Barbara P
18-Nov-14 Start Point CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.40 TN16 1PJ TQ453531 07505 828831
Walk through Squerreys Park, Mariners Hill to Ide Hill for lunch, picnic café or pub. We return via French Street.
*Meet in car parking area on Hosey Common

Ancient London
Wednesday Meet at *London Bridge 10 miles Allan W
19-Nov-14 Start Point Station E
Time: 10:15 PC £ TQ328802
From station to St Magnus the Martyr church, (for model of London Bridge) London Wall, Lincoln Inn Fields, Temple, Waterloo Bridge, Hungerford Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and through St James's park finishing at Victoria station
*meet by W H Smith

In the steps of Wilberforce and Darwin
Sunday Leader not at *Leaves Green 11 miles Jane B
23-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Ashmore Lane CP M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.00 BR2 6DT TQ414619 07826 698779
Some climbs, but mostly easy going on well-trodden paths, with some good views of our local countryside. Picnic or pub lunch at Cudham.
*Meet in CP. From Bromley, take the Westerham Road. As you approach Leaves Green Common, Ashmore lane is on the right. Accessible by buses going to Biggin Hill or Westerham.

An afternoon stroll..
Sunday Meet at *Downe Village 3 miles Gillian E
23-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC £1.20 BR6 7JW TQ432617 07742 377 311
A walk at a leisurely pace across fields and through woodland and back in time for tea at CAKE (hopefully they will be open!).
*Meet on outside Church.

A late autumn walk up and down the North Downs
Wednesday Meet at *Sevenoaks Weald 10 miles Jim H
26-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.00 TN14 6PN TQ528509
An anticlockwise circuit with lunch at Ide Hill. Some hills.
*Park around or in roads adjacent to the green. Meet on the green, near the pub.

A short walk for a short day.
Wednesday Meet at *Shipbourne 10 miles David P
26-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £4.40 TN11 9PF TQ595523
Northeast from Shipbourne into Mereworth Woods then southeast to West Peckham for lunch at The Swan on the Green.
*Going south on the A227, turn left opposite the Chaser and meet in the parking area on the green.

lovely views on a clear day
Saturday Meet at *Knockholt 5 miles Sylvia S
29-Nov-14 Start Point church M
Time: 12:30 PC £2.00 TN14 7LR TQ467589
We follow a section of the North Downs Way before turning N towards Horns Green and back to the start.
*heading SE from Knockholt village pass Coolings Green & Pleasant and the church is on the R opp a school. Park on roadside.

green to green
Saturday Meet at *Godden Green 5 miles Ken S
29-Nov-14 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £3.20 TN15 0JP TQ553550
A hilly walk towards Ightham and back via Bitchet Green
*park around the green

A Winter Wander around Hever
Sunday Leader not at *Edenbridge 10.5 miles Linda H
30-Nov-14 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Town Centre Capr Par M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.60 TN8 5BB TQ445462 07913 570936
Via How Green and Bough Beech to Chiddingstone for lunch (picnic, pub, tea room), back following the Eden Valley Walk through Hever and Delaware Farm.
*Meet town centre car park (free) behind church (Public Convenience in car park)

Stretch your legs before the Ramblers Christmas Lunch.
Wednesday Meet at Woodlands Manor Golf 5.3 miles Richard B
10-Dec-14 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.20 TN15 6AB TQ565606
We head south to Cotman's Ash through lovely farmland then west to Otford 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.

A check on Santa's deer.
Sunday Meet at Knole Park 4 miles Gillian E
14-Dec-14 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC £3.20 TN13 1LW TQ533546 07742 377 311
A leisurely stroll around Knole Park. A couple of uphill sections but nothing strenuous and if we are lucky a cup of tea at Knole House.
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.

New Year's Day ramble
Thursday Meet at Chelsfield 4 miles Rosemary F
01-Jan-15 Start Point Station M
Time: 10:00 PC £1.40 BR6 9UJ TQ468641
NOTE START TIME. A good reason to get up after seeing in the New Year! A short varied morning walk across farmland and Chelsfield Lakes golf course. Then via Pratts Bottom and back to the start.
Meet in CP at junction of The Highway and Warren Rd.

A walk on the wild side
Wednesday Meet at Abbey Wood 11 miles Allan W
07-Jan-15 Start Point Station E
Time: 11:30 PC £2.00 SE2 9RH TQ115459
From the station we walk to the Thames and up to Woolwich for lunch at the Dial Arch pub. Then we go to Plumstead Common and through Bostall Woods to Lesnes Abbey and Abbey Wood Station.
Meet on Platform 2 Abbey Wood Station. Please note later start time.

Bletchingley Blow Out
Sunday Leader not at Bletchingley 9 miles Giles D
11-Jan-15 Bromley N Stn 09:00 M
Time: 10:00 PC £3.40 RH1 4LR TQ327506
Have you ever wondered what goes on south of Bletchingley - on this walk we find out! Anticlockwise loop with a longer morning, stopping at the Fox and Hounds for refreshments before a last dash back through the gathering dusk.
Meet in Outwood Lane. Park in Outwood Lane or where possible in High St

Dulwich Woods.
Tuesday Meet at Dulwich 4 miles Annie B
13-Jan-15 Start Point E
Time: 10:00 PC £1.40 SE21 7AD TQ331737 07764 51318
A walk through Dulwich Parks 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- Idehill circular.
Wednesday Meet at Dryhill picnic site 10 miles Annie B
14-Jan-15 Start Point Car park M
Time: 10:00 PC £2.80 TN14 6ED TQ496556 07764 251318
Some climbs in the mroning 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 to the A21 take the small lane on the right sign posted to Cryhill. A little way up on the left is the picnic site.

Super views
Saturday Meet at Goathurst Common 4 miles Sandra W
17-Jan-15 Start Point Stubbs Wood CP M
Time: 13:00 PC £3.00 TN14 6JA TQ496518
A fairly hilly walk, taken at a gentle pace, and several stiles. We head south towards Scollops Farm, then NE to Hatchlands Farm where we change direction to head back to the start. Open farmland and woods. Sandra's tea and cake at the end of the walk.
CP is at the top of Yorks Hill, a short distance from the B2042 near Ide Hill

Winter walk to a popular pub.
Wednesday Meet at High Elms 9 miles Bob F
21-Jan-15 Start Point Country Park M
Time: 09:45 PC £1.00 BR6 7JH TQ446635
Circular walk on familiar paths with lunch stop at the Blacksmith's Arms, Cudham or picnic facilities in Cudham Recreation Ground.
Meet in car park off High Elms Road.

Winter landscape
Saturday Meet at Godden Green 5.6 miles Gillian E
24-Jan-15 Start Point M
Time: 12:30 PC £3.20 TN15 0JL TQ553550
A walk through the woods to Ightham Mote and back via Bitchet Green.
Meet by telephone box on green. Please park considerately and not in pub car park.

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 Hale on the Victoria Line.
Meet at the foot of the stairs at the Branch Road exit

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.

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 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.

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 Meet at Sevenoaks 11 miles Sue L
15-Mar-15 Start Point 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

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.

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.

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

Welcome to 2015
Sunday Leader at *Keston Ponds CP 11 miles Jeff W
04/01/2015 Bromley N Stn 09:00 M
Time: 09:30 PC £0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
See the new year in by exploring the hidden paths of Biggin Hill. A pleasant walk close to home, with lunchtime picnic/drink at the Jail. NOTE EARLY START TIME.
*Meet in car park on Westerham Rd, A233, just south of Fishponds Rd.

Some hills to climb with good views on top
Sunday Leader at Headley Heath 10 miles Susan W
08/02/2015 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.

a walk through local beauty spots.
Sunday Leader not at Petts Wood 10 miles Vernon B
01/02/2015 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.

That's all folks