bromley ramblers
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Shoreham and Otford
Saturday Meet at Shoreham 5.5 miles Brigid R
28-May-16 Start Point Station 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 back to Shoreham Station.
Meet in CP

Walk through local beauty spots
Sunday Leader not at Jubilee Park 14 miles Neil C
29-May-16 Bromley N Stn 09:30 Tent Peg Lane CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC ££0.60 BR1 2TW TQ431682
We follow the London Loop to Hayes and return to Jubilee Park via Bromley Common. Lunch at High Elms.
You reach Tent Peg lane via Crest View Crescent next to the old Newshopper building.

A lovely circular walk from Farnborough Village.
Sunday Meet at Keston Ponds CP 6 miles Jean P
29-May-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:30 PC ££0.80 BR2 6HA TQ419640
We go via Nash and Furze Bottom to Leaves Green. Return past the Wilberforce Oak. One steep Hill and a couple of stiles.
Meet in CP on Westerham Road - A223 just south of Fishponds Rd.

Wild Flower Walk
Tuesday Meet at Tatsfield 9 miles Fran M
31-May-16 Start Point Pond M
Time: 10:00 PC ££1.80 TN16 2BF TQ413568 07855 249225
A walk exploring many hills and valleys with pleasant views and, hopefully, pretty wild flowers.Bring your own refreshments including lunch.
Meet around pond

A walk back in time with Friars, Romans and Ancient Britons
Wednesday Meet at Forstal 10.5 miles Philip J
01-Jun-16 Start Point CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC ££5.60 ME20 7AG TQ743587 07970 984523
After walking from the CP to the river, a gentle stroll by the side of the Medway via Allington Lock, where we cross the river to join the Medway Valley Walk to Aylesford. We continue on the MVW to Burham Marshes where we turn off and start a climb, gentle to Burham and then more steeply to the top of the downs and the NDW where we have a compulsory stop, with lunch at the Robin Hood or picnic in nearby Burham Common. After lunch we continue along the NDW to Blue Bell Hill (the highest point with beautiful views) and Kit’s Coty House before meandering back to Cobtree Manor Park.
Meet at Cobtree Manor Park CP (charge £1.50). Leave M20 on sliproad to A229 (Maidstone/Chatham). Keep left on sliproad towards Maidstone/Chatham or you will end up back on the M20 but get in the right lane when you are on the approach to the roundabout. At roundabout take 3rd exit to A229 towards Maidstone. At next roundabout take 3rd exit to Forstal Road. After 1m CP is on right.

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

See Kent in early summer
Sunday Leader at Cowden 12.5 miles David P
05-Jun-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Church M
Time: 10:00 PC ££4.20 TN8 7JD TQ466405
A lovely walk passing through several pretty villages. Leaving Cowden we pass through Gilridge and Hever before reaching Chidingstone for a picnic,pub or tea room lunch.We then head back via Chiddingstone, Hoath and the Sussex Border Path.
From Edenbridge travel 4 miles on the B2026 then R to Cowden. Park where possible in the village.

The views around Chelsfield.
Sunday Meet at Chelsfield 4 miles Rosemary F
05-Jun-16 Start Point Outside 5 Bells Pub E/M
Time: 14:00 PC ££1.40 BR6 7RL TQ483842
An undulating walk in pleasant countryside with good views. A few stiles.
Meet outside the Five Bells pub, Church Road Chelsfield.

Footloose in Farningham
Wednesday Meet at Andrew's Wood 12 miles Giles D
08-Jun-16 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC ££2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616 0776 436 8776
We cross to the Darent Valley and then make our way north, taking in Shoreham, Lullingstone and Eynsford to arrive in Farningham for lunch (3 pubs - detailed survey to be carried out by your leader in the interim). In the afternoon, we return south using alternative paths.
Meet in CP off Shacklands Road

Birdcage and Egg Pie
Saturday Meet at Leigh 6.5 miles Sylvia S
11-Jun-16 Start Point village green M
Time: 13:00 PC ££4.20 TN11 8RG TQ550464
From the church we go along Birdcage Walk and head for Fletchers Green and Nizels. Then we turn S via Philpots back the start.
Park with discretion around the green and meet by the school.

Climb the hill and admire the view.
Sunday Leader not at Andrew Wood 12 miles Mary G
12-Jun-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC ££2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
A hilly walk via Kingsdown and Otford. Lunch at the Golf Club.
Meet in CP, a short way down Shacklands Road off Badgers Mount roundabout.

Meander with the river!
Sunday Meet at Shoreham Station 4 miles Norman M
12-Jun-16 Start Point Station CP E
Time: 13:30 PC ££2.20 TN14 7RT TQ526615
This walk is along the river Darent to Lullingstone Park visitors centre for a short drinks stop. Then back to the station on the upper path.
Meet at Shoreham Station CP

Revisiting a well worn path
Wednesday Meet at Tandridge 10 miles Nicky A
15-Jun-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC ££3.20 RH8 9NJ TQ373506 07703 314790
A familiar figure of eight walk with some lovely views. Lunch in the Barley Mow or picnic nearby.
Meet in the car park of the Barley Mow in Tandridge. The pub will be open for toilets and any lunch orders.

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

A Midsummer Muddle
Sunday Leader not at Alfriston 11 miles Linda H
19-Jun-16 Bromley N Stn 08:15 M
Time: 10:00 PC ££11.00 BN26 5UQ TQ521032 07913 570936
From Alfriston (not Alciston) via Cradle Hill and The Comp (not Comp Lane) to Bostal Bottom. Then on to Alciston (not Alfriston) for lunch. (Pub, picnic.) Back via Berwick and Comp Lane (not The Comp) to Alfriston (not Alciston).
Long Stay Car Park (charge £4.00). Turn left at roundabout on A27 to go past Drusillas Zoo - car park is on left as you enter Alfriston.

A lovely stroll around Chevening Park
Sunday Meet at Knockholt Pound 4 miles Philippa K
19-Jun-16 Start Point E/M
Time: 13:00 PC ££1.80 TN16 3LD TQ481595
A circular walk around the outskirts of Chevening Park. Only one hill plus a few stiles. Good views.
Meet at bus stop by the Three Horseshoes pub. Please park with consideration on the roadside.

Figure of eight from Outwood
Wednesday Meet at Outwood, Surrey 10 miles Susan W
22-Jun-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC ££5.80 RH1 5PW TQ329457 07984 626030
Figure of eight walk from The Bell Inn - to the north in the morning and a shorter loop to the south after lunch. Lunch in The Bell Inn or picnic on the Common.
Use the car park of The Bell Inn. Travel to Bletchingley on the A25. From the middle of the village, turn southwards on Outwood Lane. The Bell Inn is on the left after nearly 3 miles.

Woods and orchards
Saturday Meet at Mereworth 6 miles Sylvia S
25-Jun-16 Start Point church M
Time: 12:30 PC ££4.60 ME18 5LU TQ659537
An invigorating walk passing orchards and through woodland. A section of the Wealdway takes us to West Peckham and then we climb up to Wealden ridge before descending to Mereworth.
Park with consideration on roadside.

It may not be the Julian Alps, but.....
Sunday Leader at Badger's Mount 14 miles Jeff W
26-Jun-16 Bromley N Stn 09:15 Andrew's Wood S
Time: 10:00 PC ££2.00 TN14 7BD TQ503616
The rest of the club may be Slovenia this week, but this is your chance to climb the peaks around Otford and Kemsing. Expect plenty of hills - about 800 metres of ascent, the equivalent of a Lakeland peak. A serious challenge, with a short lunch stop in Kemsing.
Car park is on right down Shacklands Rd, off Badger's Mount roundabout.

Wye and the North Downs
Tuesday Meet at Wye 8.5 miles Sylvia S
28-Jun-16 Start Point Broad Downs CP M
Time: 10:30 PC ££10.20 TN25 5BP TR053468
NOTE START TIME. A beautiful walk following the Stour Valley Way towards Crundale, then heading S to Folly Town and Cold Blow, where we join the North Downs Way with lovely views on the way back to Wye. There is no pub on route.
Opposite church. Wye is N of Ashford E of the A28.

Shere Del-eight
Wednesday Meet at Shere 11 miles Dave C
29-Jun-16 Start Point Recreation Ground CP M
Time: 10:00 PC ££10.00 GU5 9BT TQ073479 07787 151836
Figure of eight from delightful village of Shere. Morning up onto North Downs Way and east for some fine views when we emerge from the woods, then past water cress beds and back to Shere. Lunch in White Horse Inn or any of Shere's other establishments. Afternoon along the Tilling Bourne and past a number of interesting Churches.
Meet Shere Recreation Ground Car Park. Best to ignore Sat/Nav for CP. From A25 going West go past Gomshall Lane and approach via Upper Street. Car park is 600yds on left.

A glimpse of France
Saturday Meet at St Margarets 6 miles Susan D
02-Jul-16 Start Point at Cliffe CP M
Time: 11:00 PC ££14.20 CT15 6AA TR358447
A beautiful cliff walk towards Kingsdown returning across fields to St Margarets.
Follow sign from A258 Dover/Deal Rd. Turn R at T junction and CP is on R next to church. Toilets.

A beautiful walk to welcome the summer
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 12 miles Anna K
03-Jul-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Leisure centre CP M
Time: 10:00 PC ££3.00 TN13 1LW TQ532547 07821 883335
Follow Greensand Way to Shipbourn. Lunch near The Chaser Inn (Stumble Hill, Shipbourne) and back via Fairhill, Underriver and Knole Park.
Meet Sevenoaks Leisure centre car park TN13 1LW. Buckhurst no 2 CP, enter from Suffolk Way .

Take a view on the North Downs.
Sunday Meet at Tatsfield 4.5 miles Gordon &
03-Jul-16 Start Point St Mary's Church CP M
Time: 14:00 PC ££2.20 TN16 2DG TQ418562 07900 157530
We descend to the North Downs Way via Tatsfield Court Farm and Clarks Lane Farm with Magnificent views. We Climb back to St. Mary's Church Hall where tea and cakes are available.
Meet in St. Mary's Church CP, Church Hill, Tatsfield.

Bluewater Revisited
Wednesday Meet at Bluewater 15 miles Philip J
06-Jul-16 Start Point Winter Garden CP M
Time: 09:30 PC ££3.20 DA9 9SX TQ583736 07970 984523
By popular demand, I am repeating the walk that I led last year, hopefully with better weather. A long (8.5m), easy morning with the only uphill climb being out of Bluewater. Then its down and along the Thames and Darent to Dartford for lunch. There are many pubs and cafes or you can catch one of the many buses back to the car. The afternoon is a bit more strenuous after we leave the Darent Valley and climb over undulating country back to Bluewater.
NOTE EARLY START TIME. Meet at the far North edge of the Winter Garden CP (in front of M&S), near the round-about and away from the shops.

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

Two Manors and an Ancient Inn
Sunday Leader not at Sevenoaks 14 miles Jane B
10-Jul-16 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Buckhurst No2 CP S
Time: 09:30 PC ££3.00 TN13 1LW TQ532547 07826 698779
Through Knole Park, on to Ightham Mote and beyond, heading for Dunks Green for pub or picnic lunch. Return via Shipbourne. NB ancient pub is very attractive, but can be overwhelmed on a good day, so better to bring picnic.
Meet in CP. Toilets in Leisure Centre. Access on Suffolk Way, off High Street.

Churches, Jails and two Hemispheres. What more could you want.
Sunday Meet at Lingfield 5 miles Richard &
10-Jul-16 Start Point M
Time: 12:00 PC ££4.20 RH7 6EL TQ386435 07952 946119
We walk past the local jail, cross the 0 degree meridian (E&W hemisphere) and see if we can see five churches from one spot. Several stiles but no steep hills.
Meet in Gun Pit Rd. CP at corner of Plaistow Street and High Street.

A walk in the Mole Valley
Wednesday Meet at Reigate Heath 11 miles Lawrie S
13-Jul-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC ££4.40 RH2 8AB TQ239503 07947 407699
We cross the River Mole at Rice Bridge for a pub/picnic lunch in the picturesque village of Brockham. Much of the return walk is along the Greensand Way.
Leave Reigate on A25 towards Dorking and after half a mile turn left into Flatchford Road. Meet in CP after terrace of houses on the left.

Beautiful Hampstead
Thursday Meet at Hampstead 6.5 miles Sylvia S
14-Jul-16 Start Point Tube Stn M
Time: 11:00 PC £ TQ240850
Through some quieter roads to the Heath. Then via Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park to our lunch stop at Kenwood House. After lunch we pass Highgate cemetery on our way to Highgate village and cross the Heath again on our way back to the tube station.
On Northern Line. Meet outside tube station.


Saturday Meet at miles
16-Jul-16 Start Point
Time: PC £
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Toys Hill Tramp
Sunday Leader not at Toys Hill 11 miles Giles D
17-Jul-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 NT Car Park M
Time: 10:00 PC ££3.00 TN16 1QG TQ469517 0776 436 8776
We will follow the Octavia Hill Centenary Trail, a figure of 8 walk taking in some of the best views over the Weald. Morning to Crockham Hill and Chartwell, then back to the NT car park or Fox and Hounds pub for lunch. Afternoon to Ide Hill and Emmetts

High tea in Tatsfield
Sunday Meet at Tatsfield 4.5 miles Sylvia S
17-Jul-16 Start Point village bus stop M
Time: 14:00 PC ££1.80 TN16 2BF TQ414568
A hilly walk that takes us through the village and outlying areas to the church for tea. Returning through the golf course.
Opposite the Ship PH. Park with discretion on side roads.

Beyond the Wantsum - the two faces of the Isle of Thanet
Wednesday Meet at Pegwell Bay 13.5 miles Mike J
20-Jul-16 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC ££13.80 CT12 5HY TR352644
We see some of Thanet's poorer rural and industrial parts, walking through the hinterland of Ramsgate and Broadstairs via the beautiful St Peters village and Northdown Park to lunch at the White Swan at Reading Street. Then we move on to tourist Thanet - its more affluent face. Joining the coast path at the North Foreland lighthouse we visit four of Broadstairs' seven bays. Then we pass Ramsgate's beaches, marina and port as we follow the coast back to Pegwell Bay.
Meet in large public car park approximately 100m North East of the Viking Ship Hugin. There are toilets behind the Viking Ship Café which should be open from 10am.

Tea at Chartwell
Saturday Meet at Westerham 6 miles Michael B
23-Jul-16 Start Point CP on A25 M
Time: 13:00 PC ££2.40 TN16 1TD TQ450542
From Westerham we follow the Greensand Way and stop for tea at Chartwell, returning through woods and fields. Fairly hilly.
Large CP, £3

Jack and Jill went up the Hill
Sunday Leader not at Clayton 11 miles Jenny M
24-Jul-16 Bromley N Stn 08:30 Jack & Jills CP M/S
Time: 10:00 PC ££11.00 BN6 9PG TQ302134 07719 718117
A walk on the South Downs. We visit the Chattri Memorial before lunch at The Plough, Pyecombe. In the afternoon we climb Wolstenbury Hill on our way back to Jack & Jill where hopefully we will be able to get a cup of tea.
Meet Jack & Jills CP S of Clayton on A273

Views of the Isle of Grain.
Tuesday Meet at Allhallows,Hoo 8 miles Annie B
26-Jul-16 Start Point Church E
Time: 10:00 PC ££6.60 ME3 9PH TQ835775
A circular walk out along the marshes, along the sea wall past Allhallows on Sea and back through fields.Please bring refreshments as no pub or cafe along the way. Could be good for birds depending upon the tides.
Meet by the Church . Car parking with consideration on Binney Road or Stoke Road.

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.

Mid Summer Walk
Saturday Meet at Ide Hill 5 miles Barbara P
30-Jul-16 Start Point Car Park M
Time: 13:00 PC ££2.80 TN14 6DF TQ488517 07505 828831
Circular walk via Manor farm and Goathurst Common.
Meet at Car Park by the toilets

Hilly Walk
Sunday Leader at Shipbourne 12 miles Barbara P
31-Jul-16 Bromley N Stn 09:00 Lay by on Common M
Time: 10:00 PC ££4.00 TN11 9PF TQ592522 07505 828831
Via Igtham Mote, Wilmot Hill, Shingle Hill, Rooks Hill, Carters Hill, Knowle Park to Godden Green for lunch. The afternoon takes us by Hall Place, Stone Street, Ivy Hatch and Fairlawne back to the start. A hilly walk.
Meet in lay by on the Green near Shipbourne Church

A lovely stroll around Biggin Hill.
Sunday Meet at Biggin Hill 5.5 miles Jean P
31-Jul-16 Start Point M
Time: 13:30 PC ££1.60 TN16 3LD TQ422590
We walk south to Grays Farm and return across Old Harrow Lane to Newborn and Berrys Green. One steep hill and several stiles.
Meet in Spitfire Club CP Church Rd. Bus 320 alight at Post Office.

A walk in the Medway valley.
Wednesday Meet at Yalding 10 miles David P
23/11/2016 Start Point M
Time: 10:00 PC £ TN15 0PF TQ691498 07808150192
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.

Exploring new ground.
Tuesday Meet at Bures.Essex/Suffolk 10 miles Annie B
02/08/2016 Start Point On the River Stour M
Time: 10:30 PC £ CO8 5BX TL908338
We will head west along the river to a pub /picnic lunch in Henny Street.
Meet in CP of Bures Community Hall Nayland Road Bures. Please note slightly later start time .

Exploring new ground.
Wednesday Meet at Bures, Essex/Suffolk 10 miles Annie B
03/08/2016 Start Point River Stour M
Time: 10:30 PC £ CO8 5BX TL908338
We head east along the River Stour to a pub/picnic lunch in Nayland.
Meet in the CP of Bures Community Hall, Nayland Road, Bures. Please note slightly later start time.

Sissinghurst Walk.
Wednesday Meet at Cranbrook 10 miles Annie B
09/11/2016 Start Point CP behind the Co-op M
Time: 10:00 PC £7.80 TN17 3DJ TQ775359 07764251318
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

Walk and Watch
Thursday Meet at Victoria Station 5 miles Annie B
11/08/2016 Start Point London E
Time: 10:30 PC £ SW1E 5ND TQ289789 07764251318
Through London Parks and along to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in time for a picnic lunch before the 2.15 pm performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. You will have previously asked me to get your ticket or have bought your own.
Meet by the Help/Information Desk near Platform 5.


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