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A Hike from Hever
Sunday Leader not at Hever 10 miles Linda H
07-Feb-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Hever Road Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN8 7NG TQ475448 07913 570936
Out from Hever via Old Hill to Cowden for lunch (pub, picnic). Shorter walk back through Mark Beech.
Meet in car park on Hever Road just North of Hever church and opposite castle entrance (No WC at start point, sorry!)

Wrath of Wrotham
Tuesday Meet at Wrotham 10 miles Barbara P
09-Feb-16 Start Point Village car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN15 7AH TQ612593 07505 828831
From Wrotham we immediately climb Butts Hill and then drop in and out of valleys to our lunch stop at Hodsoll Street. Our return is via Ridley and Stanstead.
Meet at car park, leave M20 at jct 2 and follow signs on A227 to Wrotham village.

A Mid-Winter's Meander from Mereworth
Wednesday Meet at Mereworth 10.5 miles Mark C
10-Feb-16 Start Point St Lawrence Church M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.60 ME18 5LY TQ660537 07874 247617
The walk goes westwards through fruit farms to West Peckham then southwards along the Wealdway to return to West Peckham on footpaths for lunch. Lunch at The Swan on the Green or picnic on the green. The route then goes through more fruit farms to Grover Hill. From there we venture into the dark Mereworth Woods and via Swanton Valley should emerge hopefully to finally return to Mereworth.
Meet outside church. From direction of M20 eventually take Seven Mile Lane (B2016) and turn left at sign to Mereworth and follow The Street for about half a mile to the church. Parking in laybys outside the church and along The Street.

A short circular walk
Saturday Meet at Sundridge 4 miles Barbara P
13-Feb-16 Start Point Dryhill CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 2.80 TN14 6AA TQ497552 07505 828831
A walk through farmland and woods with a slope here and there.
Meet in the car park of Dryhill Nature Reserve off A25 beyond Sundridge signposted Nature Reserve, possibly a 1 charge.

The Blacksmith and Three Horseshoes Trail
Sunday Leader not at Cudham 11.5 miles Jane B
14-Feb-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Recreation Ground CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 1.60 TN14 7QF TQ445599
One or two climbs, but otherwise moderate going. We head to North Downs Way, and via Chevening for pub or picnic lunch at Knockholt, returning via Norstead Manor.
Meet in CP on Cudham Lane South, just beyond Blacksmith's Arms

A circular ramble around Biggin Hill
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 4.5 miles Gordon &
14-Feb-16 Start Point M
Time: 14:00 PC 1.60 TN16 3LD TQ422590
A circular walk to Downe and back, a few stiles
Meet in car park of Spitfire Club, Church Road. Bus 320 - alight at post office.

View Beautiful Chartwell
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

From Eynsford to Otford
Sunday Leader at Eynsford 12 miles Sue L
21-Feb-16 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Station CP M
Time: 09:30 PC 2.40 DA4 0HP TQ535648
From Eynsford via Shoreham to Otford for picnic lunch, returning via the Darent Valley Path passing Lullingstone castle. 7 mile am, 5 miles pm. Note early start.
Station parking may be restricted, so park considerately in local streets if necessary

The Outwood Miller's Trail
Sunday Meet at Outwood 6.5 miles Richard &
21-Feb-16 Start Point Next to Windmill M
Time: 11:30 PC 5.80 RH1 5PW TQ326456 07952 946119
Medium Grade Walk from Outwood Mill. Mainly field edge paths and farm tracks. There are 20 stiles on the walk. Landscape is rolling farmland with small patches of woodland. No pub stop so bring a drink/sandwich. Hopefully the walk should take 3 1/2 to 4 hours. opportunity to call in the Bell Inn Outwood after the walk finishes. No toilets on route.
Meet National Trust Car Park opposite Outwood Mill. Easiest way there is to drive to Bletchingly and then pick up the road to Outwood.

A Winter Favorite
Tuesday Meet at Cudham 7.5 miles Fran M
23-Feb-16 Start Point Recreation Ground M
Time: 10:00 PC 1.60 TN14 7QF TQ446598
Berrys Green circular walk. An energetic walk through rolling countryside and ancient villages. Lunch can be taken at Fox and Hounds PH or bring picnic.
Meet in car park just past Blacksmiths Arms PH

Fordwich fig of 8
Wednesday Meet at Fordwich 11 miles Philip W
24-Feb-16 Start Point Canterbury M
Time: 10:00 PC 11.40 CT2 0DB TR179597 07740 42 35 31
Fig of 8 walk from the George & Dragon PH. AM 7 miles S via Howletts Zoo (may see elephants and snow leopards) and Hoath Farm. PM 4 miles E via Swanton Farm Cottages and Higham Farm.
Meet in the pub car park opposite the George & Dragon. To avoid Canterbury take M2 to J7 then A229 to Herne Junction, A291 S to Sturry, R onto A28 at level crossing then after 400yds take minor road S signed to Fordwich. After 500yds CP on R just after narrow hump back bridge. Pub should open for us for coffee, toilets and order lunch.

Shipbourne and around
Saturday Meet at Shipbourne 5 miles Fran M
27-Feb-16 Start Point Dene Park CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.80 TN11 9RJ TQ606510
Pleasant walk through woods and fields via Shipbourne. One downhill/uphill section.
Travelling from Shipbourne towards Hadlow after approx. 1.5miles turn sharp L into Puttenden Rd and CP is approx. 0.5m on L.

Kent in late winter
Sunday Leader not at Ide Hill 12 miles Mary G
28-Feb-16 Bromley N Stn 08:40 CP M
Time: 09:30 PC 2.80 TN14 6JG TQ488517
A walk on familiar paths with good views. Lunch at Charcott. Pub available for drinks but bring picnic.
Meet at start. CP is on north side of B2042, S of Ide Hill village. Toilets.

Good views around Chelsfield
Sunday Meet at Chelsfield 4 miles Rosemary F
28-Feb-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.40 BR6 7RE TQ483642
An undulating walk in pleasant countryside with good views. A few stiles.
Meet outside the 5 Bells Pub, Church Rd. Chelsfield.

Lovely views over the Weald of Kent
Wednesday Meet at Egerton 10 miles Pat W
02-Mar-16 Start Point Village Hall CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 8.40 TN27 9DT TQ906473
A lovely walk through gently undulating countryside. We walk west to Grafty Green and then on to Ulcombe where we stop for lunch at the Pepper Box Inn. We then walk back along the Greensand Way. Entrance to car park is approx. 200 yds past the George Inn PH on the left.
Meet Start Point

Spring walk
Saturday Meet at Ightham Mote 5 miles Ken S
05-Mar-16 Start Point NT CP M
Time: 13:00 PC 4.20 TN15 0NU TQ584535
A hilly walk towards Godden Green and back via Bitchet Green.
Parking fee for non-members

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 around the parks & commons of BR7
Sunday Meet at Chislehurst 5 miles Mick K
06-Mar-16 Start Point E
Time: 13:30 PC 0.60 BR7 5PG TQ443700
A wander through Scadbury Park & St Paul's Cray Common.
Meet by the Crown PH, School Road. Just off Chislehurst WAr Memorial. Buses 269, 61, 162.

Early Wild Flower Walk
Tuesday Meet at Marsh Green 8.5 miles Annemieke P
08-Mar-16 Start Point Meet in lay by M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN8 5PU TQ439444 07503 375717
We walk in a clockwise direction to Cowden via farms and woodland then return by Chippenden Manor and Greybury farm.
Through Edenbridge on the B2026 then right on to the B2028 to Marsh Green park around the village green .

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

Spot the sphinxs
Saturday Meet at Angel 5 miles Sylvia S
12-Mar-16 Start Point Underground Stn E/M
Time: 11:00 PC EC1V 1NY TQ315831
We pass through some squares and a local park, arriving at the Angel shopping centre, where you may leave the walk if you wish. Then we head through various devious routes to Highbury and Islington Station, where the walk ends. Suggest you bring a picnic.

Galloping to Ightham
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 11.5 miles Jenny M
13-Mar-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Leisure Centre M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.40 TN13 1LW TQ533547
Through Knole Park along the Gallops to Ightham Mote for lunch (bring a sandwich). We return via Stone Street and Seal Chart, back through Knole Park for the finest view of the House.
Meet in Buckhurst CP, Buckhurst Lane off High Street

A nice and easy Sunday walk to blow away the winter cobwebs!!
Sunday Meet at Keston 4.2 miles Tom M
13-Mar-16 Start Point E
Time: 12:00 PC 1.00 BR2 6BA TQ415637
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, Keston

A North Downs circular walk
Wednesday Meet at Wrotham 12 miles Bob a
16-Mar-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC 3.80 TN15 7AH TQ612593
An anticlockwise walk via Trosley Country Park, Culverstone Green, Hodsoll Street and Stansted for lunch at the Black Horse. Some steep hills and good views.
Meet in Wrotham village at the corner of Old London Road and High Street. There is plenty of parking on-street and also a toilet nearby (assuming still open)!

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

Golf and polo
Sunday Leader not at Thorpe Green 13 miles Tony U
20-Mar-16 Bromley N Stn 08:30 CP M
Time: 10:00 PC 10.20 TW20 8QN TQ011680 07964 291369
Via Wentworth golf course, Coworth Park polo ground and Virginia Water lake to lunch in Windsor Great Park (no pub). Back via Stroude. Easy walking, mostly on hard surfaces.
Meet in CP next to the Rose & Crown pub, on Green Road. Easiest access is from M25 J11.

The gentle ups and downs around Farnborough.
Sunday Meet at Farnborough Village 5.5 miles Jean P
20-Mar-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7DE TQ443643
An undulating walk via Downe and High Elms Country Park. Good views - one stile.
Meet by the the village sign at the junction of High Street & Church Road. Bus 358.

Toys Hill to Four Elms
Wednesday Meet at Toys Hill 13.2 miles Mike P
23-Mar-16 Start Point NT Car Park S
Time: 10:00 PC 3.00 TN161QE TQ470517
Although marked as strenuous it is not overly strenuous. Meandering route via Ide Hill, Bough Beech, Henden Manor to Four Elms Inn for lunch, returning via Mowshurst, Pootings and Obriss Farm
From A25 in Brasted turn south on Chart Lane, continue along road for about 2 miles, car park is 300m past Fox and Hounds pub on right

River valley walk
Saturday Meet at Penshurst Place 5 miles Sandra W
26-Mar-16 Start Point CP E/M
Time: 12:30 PC 5.20 TN3 0NL TQ528439
Our route follows one side of the river Medway towards Fordcombe and returns on the opposite side. Sandra's tea and cake when we get back to the start.
Go under the brick archway and CP is 50yds on L. Park to the RH side of CP.

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 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

Lovely spring walk
Saturday Meet at Farningham 5 miles Sandra W
23-Apr-16 Start Point village hall E/M
Time: 12:30 PC 2.20 DA4 0DH TQ545672
Along the river to Horton Kirby then across the Dartford Rd to Farningham Wood. Lovely view of the Darent Valley on emerging from the wood. Sandra's tea and cake at the end of the walk.
Park with discretion on roadside.

Pretty spring walk
Saturday Meet at Fordcombe 5.3 miles Fran M
30-Apr-16 Start Point village M
Time: 13:30 PC 5.20 TN3 0SG TQ527403
A varied walk through woods and fields, should be pretty with wild flowers.
Park with discretion on the roadside near village green

A bluebell walk over rolling countryside with good views.
Wednesday Meet at Crowborough 11.5 miles Chris T
04-May-16 Start Point Walk leaders home M
Time: 10:00 PC 7.20 TN6 3SS TQ501284 07831846 175
A anticlockwise walk going via Lotmans Farm, Hayward's Farm and Dewlands Manor Golf Course for lunch stop at Catts Inn or Kings Arms at Rotherfield returning via Hornhurst Wood, Jarvis Brook and Stone Cross, to walk leader's home where all are welcome for tea and cakes.
If travelling on A 26 from Crowborough towards Uckfield after c 1 m look for turning on 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 golf course. Please try and share cars as limited parking. Toilet facilities at start.

Hoping for bluebells
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 3.5 miles Rosemary F
07-May-16 Start Point village green M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.80 TN14 6DF 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 village or walk up from the viewpoint CP with toilets, and meet by the bus shelter.

The ups and downs round Tatsfield
Saturday Meet at Tatsfield 6 miles Fran M
04-Jun-16 Start Point village green M
Time: 13:30 PC 1.80 TN16 2BF TQ413568
Exploring small hills and valleys with many pleasant views.
Park with discretion on side roads

Not so muddy this time
Saturday Meet at Goathurst Common 4 miles Sandra W
18-Jun-16 Start Point Stubbs Wood CP M
Time: 12:30 PC 3.00 TN14 6JA TQ496518
A fairly hilly walk, taken at a gentle pace, and several stiles. We head S towards Scollops Farm, then up to Hatchlands Farm where we change direction to get back to the start. 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

Glorious lavender
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5 miles Rosemary F
09-Jul-16 Start Point Filston Lane CP M
Time: 13:30 PC 2.20 TN14 7SU TQ518615
A very pleasant, mainly flat walk through Shoreham Village to the lavender fields at Castle Farm, Lullingstone, where the lavender should be at, or near its best. One fairly steep section.
Meet in CP

Lovely Dry Valleys.
Wednesday Meet at Holly Hill 10 miles Annie B
27-Jul-16 Start Point Car park M
Time: 10:00 PC 4.40 DA130UB TQ670630 07764 251318
Out on the North Downs way via Upper Bush to Cobham for lunch. Picnic or pubs. Back via Luddesdown on the Wealdway.
Meet in the car park just off Birling Hill. M20 to J4 then thro Birling and up Birling Hill.Please note the CP is small so as much car sharing as possible is recommended.

A Walk Around The High Weald
Sunday Leader not at Penshurst 11.5 miles Margaret J
03/04/2016 Bromley N Stn 08:45 Layby M
Time: 09:45 PC 04.60 TN118DB TQ526438
A varied walk with views of three stately homes. . Picnic lunch at Mark Beech.
Meet in layby near Fir Tree House Tea Rooms.

A figure of 8 walk centered on Ightham Mote
Tuesday Meet at Ightham 10 miles David P
10/05/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC TN15 0NT TQ584536
A figure of 8 walk with lunch at Ightham Mote
Meet in the National Trust car park off Mote Road, half a mile south of Ivy Hatch. Free parking for National Trust members. 2 for non-members

Lots of trees, tickled trout and some posh houses.
Wednesday Meet at Challock 12 miles David P
11/05/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC TN25 4AU TR011506
From Challock the walk passes through Kings Wood. Covering 1,500 acres this is one of largest woodlands in Kent. Lunch will be by the Great Stour in Wye. Return to Challock is via Eastwell Park and Challock Manor.
Meet in the Challock Memorial Hall car park. Approaching Challock from Charing along the A252, turn right in Challock into Church Lane. Take the first left after a few hundred yards into Blind Lane (road sign is missing) and the Challock Memorial Hall is on the right.

Lots of trees, tickled trout and some posh houses.
Wednesday Meet at Challock 12 miles David P
11/05/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC TN25 4AU TR011506
From Challock the walk passes through Kings Wood (covering 1,500 acres this is one of largest woodlands in Kent) to lunch will be by the Great Stour in Wye. Return to Challock is via Eastwell Park and Challock Manor.
Meet in the Challock Memorial Hall car park. Approaching Challock from Charing along the A252, turn right in Challock into Church Lane. Take the first left after a few hundred yards into Blind Lane (road sign is missing) and the Challock Memorial Hall is on the right.

Lots of trees, tickled trout and some posh houses.
Wednesday Meet at Challock 12 miles David P
11/05/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC TN25 4AU TR011506
From Challock the walk passes through Kings Wood (covering 1,500 acres this is one of largest woodlands in Kent) to lunch by the Great Stour in Wye. Return to Challock is via Eastwell Park and Challock Manor.
Meet in the Challock Memorial Hall car park. Approaching Challock from Charing along the A252, turn right in Challock into Church Lane. Take the first left after a few hundred yards into Blind Lane (road sign is missing) and the Challock Memorial Hall is on the right.

Our annual car free walk with Bromley CAMRA.
Saturday Meet at Farnborough Village 10 miles Mike B
16/04/2016 Start Point M
Time: 11:00 PC 0.80 BR6 7BB TQ441644 07947011002
We will call at the Kings Arms at Leaves Green. If you wish you can join us there at 12 noon for a 12.30pm departure. The walk will then be reduced to 7 miles. We will then call at the White Bear in Fickleshole for lunch and will finish with an optional stop at the Greyhound in Keston. 146 or 246 buses go to Hayes or Bromley South.
Meet outside the Change of Horses pub. It is not practical to arrive by car. Catch a 358 bus from Bromley or from Orpington station.

High Weald Wander
Wednesday Meet at Ashurst 11.5 miles Mark C
18/05/2016 Start Point Church M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.00 TN3 9TE TQ512390
An undulating walk that also crosses the River Medway. We head northwards in the morning to arrive at The Spotted Dog at Smarts Hill for lunch or picnic in a nearby field. In the afternoon we go southwards to return via Fordcombe and Stone Cross. We plan to to see the Hydraulic Ram in operation during our return to Ashurst!
Meet by St Martin of Tours Church, Ashurst just off A264 outside the village. Park carefully beside service road to the church.

Orchards, streams and Hadlow Castle
Sunday Leader at Hadlow 11 miles Sue L
17/04/16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 St Marys Church M
Time: 10:00 PC 5.20 TN11 0ED TQ633497
A flat walk from Hadlow, following parts of the Wealdway to Peckham Bush for lunch, returning through orchards and by streams and rivers, with great views of Hadlow Castle at the end. Bring a picnic as pub will be busy
Meet by St Mary's Church. Enter Hadlow by A26 and park in one of 2 laybys either side of main road, or turn left into Carpenters Lane which has on street parking in quiet housing estate.

From Medieval Castle to prehistoric burial site.
Wednesday Meet at Allington 13.5 miles Philip J
01/06/2016 Start Point CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC 5.40 ME16 0TT TQ747576 07970 984523
Easy morning walk along Medway Valley Walk through Aynsford to lunch at Medway Inn, Wouldham or picnic near river. More strenuous afternoon, with a climb up the downs to Burham Down Nature Reserve on Nth Dwns Wy. Then along NDW to Blue Bell Hill (highest point) and Kit's Coty before returning to Aynesford and Allington.
Meet at CP near end of Castle Road. Exit M20 at jct 5 to A20 Aylesford & Maidstone (West). Take A20 towards Maidstone and Allington. After abt 0.5 ml turn left onto Castle Road. CP is abt 0.7 miles on left.


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