NORTH WEST KENT GROUP OF THE RAMBLERS

Current Walks Programme 

 

WALKS *Pace and Distance – Average Miles Per Hour

Long up to 14 miles - pace moderate/hard 2.6 to 3.1

Medium 6/9 miles & (1/2 Day) 4/5 miles - pace steady 2.3 to 2.6

Short up to 7 miles - easier pace up to 2.3

For Additional Information on any of the walks below please contact: 

Stuart Booth on 020 8467 9419 or Jack Yan on 020 8306 0895

All Walks are Circular unless it is stated as Linear or Fig-of-Eight

Click on the walk title for web link to the same walk on the RAMBLERS website for more info.

Date

Start

Walk

Distance

Grade

Wed 29/01/2020

10:00  (TN15 9HA, TQ594566)

Woodlands and two NT houses

Starts at Ightham Village Hall CP. EX147 LR188. Circular walk initially through orchards before arriving at Ightham Mote. Landscape becomes more wooded as we approach Knole Park where we stop for lunch (tea room or picnic). Return via The Chart at Oldbury Hill.

11mi/17.7km

Long

Wed 29/01/2020

10:00  (TN14 7SR, TQ518615)

Shoreham to Lullingstone                       Walk Cancelled

Starts at Shoreham Village Car Park. EX147/LR188. Around the picturesque Darenth Valley. Lunch at Lullingstone Golf Club.

7.5mi/12.1km

Medium

Wed 29/01/2020

10:15  (BR6 7BX, TQ443642)

Farnborough to Downe                              Walk Cancelled

Starts at Farnborough, meet at village sign - park along the road. EX147 LR188. Possible Coffee stop at High Elms and Lunch at the Queen Head, Downe.

6mi/9.7km

Short


Date

Start

Walk

Dist

Grade

Wed 05/02/2020

10:00  (TN17 3DP, TQ775359)

Capital and Crossroads of the Weald

Starts at Cranbrook free CP behind Co-op. EX136 LR188. A circular walk to Hawkhurst through some of the Weald's finest landscape. Lunch at the Royal Oak, Hawkhurst or choice of cafes or picnic.

11.5mi

18.5km

Long

Wed 05/02/2020

10:30  (EC3N 1AH, TQ336812)

Canary Wharf

Starts at Aldgate Underground Station. Travel to London Bridge and then take Metropolitan Line to Aldgate Underground Stn. Linear walk. Lunch at Canary Wharf, finishing at Greenwich

6.5mi

10.5km

Medium

Wed 12/02/2020

10:00  (TN14 6PX, TQ527509)

Sevenoaks Weald

Starts at Sevenoaks Weald - park round the green. EX147 LR188. Picks up Greensand Way then to Sevenoaks for lunch (various options). Returning to Sevenoaks Weald via Knole Park. 

11mi

17.7km

Long

Wed 12/02/2020

10:30  (SE1 7LY, TQ310799)

Waterloo to Greenwich

Starts at Waterloo Main Line Station. Meet by platform 12. Linear walk. Lunch: Old Salt Quay, Rotherhithe. Finish: Greenwich Station

7mi

11.3km

Medium

Wed 12/02/2020

11:00  (TW9 3PZ, TQ191767)

A Riverside Park Walk

Starts at Kew Gardens Underground Sta. A linear walk from Kew Gardens to Hammersmith. Lunch TBA

4.5mi

7.2km

Short

Wed 19/02/2020

10:00  (TN17 3DQ, TQ774359)

Cranbrook Circular

Starts at Cranbrook free car park (next to Co-op, entrance opposite Costa). EX136, LR188. Heads to the south and east of Cranbrook. Lunch: Benenden (picnic or Bull Inn) returning via High Weald Landscape Trail

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 19/02/2020

10:15  (TN14 7QB, TQ445597)

A Walk from Cudham

Starts at Cudham Recreation Ground. EX147, LR188. Figure of 8 walk, 4 & 4 miles. Lunch: Blacksmiths Arms, Cudham whose grounds contain "Yellow Pages" garden

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Sun 23/02/2020

10:00  (TN16 1AX, TQ447540)

Travel by Bus, Save the Planet

Starts at Churchill statue, Westerham Green. EX147 LR188. Car park (P&D) approx 0.25 mile east of green on Brasted Road (at grid ref TQ45054). Short walk to start at statue. Lunch, The Cock Inn, Ide Hill

9mi

14.5km

Medium

Wed 26/02/2020

10:00  (TN14 6DF, TQ488517)

Ide Hill to Sevenoaks Weald

Starts at the Ide Hill Car Park by the Village Hall, Shop & toilets. EX147 LR188. Lunch at the Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald

11mi

17.7km

Long

Wed 26/02/2020

10:15  (SE9 1BY, TQ426744)

Green Chain Walk

Starts at Eltham Parish Church. EX162 LR177. A linear walk through parks and woodlands to Lesnes Abbey - good bus services back to Bexleyheath and Sidcup. Lunch at The Old Mill, Plumstead Common

7.5mi

12.1km

Medium

Wed 26/02/2020

10:30  (DA14 5EL, TQ488723)

Joydens Wood

Starts at White Cross PH car park, North Cray. EX162 LR177. A morning walk through Joydens Wood. Lunch back at White Cross PH.

4mi

6.4km

Short

Sat 29/02/2020

10:00  (TN12 7NL, TQ673418)

Brenchley

Starts at Brenchley. Park in lay-by opposite Brenchley garage. EX136 LR188. Lunch at The Star, Matfield. Saturday walk along the High Weald Landscape Trail with good views and some hills

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 04/03/2020

10:00  (ME8 7TZ, TQ821675)

Lower Rainham

Starts at West Motney Hill Road car park, Lower Rainham. EXP148 LR178. Walking the Saxon Shore Way along the banks of the River Medway. Lunch at The Three Tuns PH, Lower Halstow

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 04/03/2020

10:00  (TN14 7SR, TQ518615)

Darenth Valley

Starts at Filston Rd car park, Shoreham. EX147 LR177. Steep climb from start, thereafter moderate. Lunch at Malt Shovel, Eynsford

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 11/03/2020

10:00  (DA3 8JL, TQ605654)

New Ash Green to Stansted

Starts at Centre Road car park New Ash Green. EX148 LR177. Undulating walk to Stansted for lunch - the Black Horse or bring a packed lunch.

11.5mi

18.5km

Long

Wed 11/03/2020

09:30  (DA14 5BP, TQ474715)

Foots Cray Meadows & Cray Valley

Starts at Rectory Lane car park to SW of Foots Cray Meadows. EX162 LR177. Lunch The Ship PH, twixt Joydens Wood & Hextable

9mi

14.5km

Medium

Wed 11/03/2020

10:30  (BR6 7BG, TQ443642)

Farnborough to Downe Circular

Starts at Farnborough Village. Meet by village sign. Park in road. EX147 LR187. Poss coffee stop at High Elms. Lunch at Queens Head, Downe

6mi

9.7km

Short

Sun 15/03/2020

10:30  (N17 9NA, TQ344894)

Walking and Twitching

Starts outside Tottenham Hale station EX162 LR177 (20 mins from London terminals on Victoria Line) Linear walk in the Walthamstow Wetlands following Lee Valley to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Return from Pudding Mill Lane or Stratford stations.  Lunch at Waterworks café or picnic.  Bring binoculars!

8.3mi

13.3km

Medium

Wed 18/03/2020

10:00  (TN15 0JJ, TQ553551)

Godden Green Circular

Starts at Godden Green, park on road opposite pub. EX147, LR188. A circular walk via Knole Park and Ightam Mote to Shipbourne for lunch (picnic or Chaser Inn), then returning via Ivy Hatch and Stone Street.

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 18/03/2020

10:00  (TN8 5HZ, TQ440458)

Edenbridge to Staffhurst Wood

Starts at Edenbridge Rugby Club CP (at end of Coomb Field, off Lingfield Rd). EX147 LR187. Cross farmland to Staffhurst Wood & return across Kent & Surrey Golf Club

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 25/03/2020

10:00  (DA13 0AP, TQ641652)

Meopham Green Circular

Starts at Meopham Green. Park around green. EX148 LR177. An undulating walk through Hodsoll Street, Fairseat and passing the Angel of Ridley. Lunch at the Black Horse, Stansted or bring a picnic

11.5mi

18.5km

Long

Wed 25/03/2020

10:30  (RH8 9NY, TQ373506)

Morning Walk From Tandridge

Starts at Barley Mow PH, Tandridge EX146 LR187. Park in pub car park, returning to Barley Mow for lunch

5mi

8km

Medium     

Wed 25/03/2020

10:30  (TN14 6DF, TQ488517)

Stubbs Wood and Goathurst Common

Starts at Ide Hill car park by village hall, shop and toilets. EX147 LR188. Walk goes via Stubbs Wood and Goathurst Common to The Woodman PH for lunch. Return via Whitley Row.

4.5mi

7.2km

Short

Wed 01/04/2020

10:00  (TN12 7AX, TQ682413)

Figure of 8 Walk from Brenchley

Starting from "The Halfway House" PH Brenchley. EX136 LR188. Morning Loop 7 miles. Afternoon Loop 5 miles.  Lunch at “The Halfway House.”

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 01/04/2020

10:00  (TN15 8NE, TQ622570)

Meadows, Woods & Orchards

Starts at St. Mary The Virgin Church in Platt Village. EX148 LR188. Park with discretion in the village. A walk through a fine landscape, following the Bourne for a stretch. Lunch at the Kentish Rifleman, Dunk's Green.

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Sat 04/04/2020

10:00  (TN8 5BZ, TQ444462)

Edenbridge

Starts at Edenbridge. EX147 LR188. Car park behind the church. A Saturday walk. Lunch at The Plough, Dormansland. Fairly flat with good views.

13mi

20.9km

Long

Wed 08/04/2020

10:00  (ME17 4AW, TQ754501)

Loose, Hunton Loop

Starts at Linton PCP by the Church. EX148 LR188. Pub stop for lunch tba or bring sandwiches

11.5mi

18.5km

Long

Wed 08/04/2020

10:00  (ME17 2QH, TQ897522)

Two Picturesque Medieval Villages

Starts at Lenham village Car Park on Maidstone Rd. EX137 LR189. Lunch at The Roebuck Inn, Harrietsham

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 08/04/2020

10:30  (TN14 6PY, TQ526508)

Morning Walk From Sevenoak Weald

Starts at Sevenoaks Weald. Park around the village green. EX147 LR188. A walk through Wealden Countryside. Lunch at The Windmill PH, Sevenoaks Weald

4mi

6.4km

Short

Wed 15/04/2020

10:00  (ME18 5BX, TQ706532)

River and Orchards

Starts at Teston Country Park P&D CP. EX148 LR188. Circular walk by the River Medway and then heading east to the Bull Inn at Linton for lunch.

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 15/04/2020

10:00  (RH8 0TL, TQ428516)

Limpsfield Chart

Starts at Limpsfield Chart CP. EX147 LR187. Lunch at Botley Hill Farmhouse, Botley Hill

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 22/04/2020

10:00  (TN14 6JG, TQ488517)

Views and Bluebells

Starts at Ide Hill car park next to Community shop and toilets. EX147 LR188. Beautiful views over Bough Beech, hilly. Lunch at NT Chartwell or picnic

10mi

16.1km

Long

Wed 22/04/2020

10:00  (TN15 8PS, TQ607556)

Figure of 8 Walk from Basted

Starts at The Plough, Basted. Park in pub car park. EX147/148 LR188. Lunch at The Plough

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 22/04/2020

10:30  (TN14 6HG, TQ488576)

Bluebells and The North Downs Way

Starts at Chevening Church. EX147 LR188. A walk along part of the North Downs Way with (hopefully!) bluebells in bloom. Lunch at The Three Horseshoes PH, Knockholt

5mi

8km

Short

Sun 26/04/2020

10:00  (TN14 6AA, TQ497551)

Dryhill to Emmetts Gardens

Starts at Dryhill Country Park. EX147 LR188. Climbs through woodland to Ide Hill, fine views over Bough Beech reservoir. Follows Greensand Way, undulating to NT Emmetts Gardens for lunch.

7.5mi

12.1km

Medium

Wed 29/04/2020

10:00  (TN15 0SN, TQ558532)

One Tree Hill to Basted and Back

Starts at One Tree Hill CP. EX147 LR188. Heading towards Godden Green and Seal Chart before making our way to Basted. Lunch at The Plough in Basted. Return via Plaxtol before picking up the Greensand Way.

11mi

17.7km

Long

Wed 29/04/2020

10:00  (CR0 5RF, TQ353642)

Addington Hills & Selsdon Woods

Starts at Addington Hills. EX161 LR177. Directions: From Addington Hills turn off Shirley Hills Rd following sign for Royal Garden Restaurant and park nr restaurant. Walk follows London Loop through Selsdon Woods (bluebells) to Fickleshole. Return through more bluebell woods and using Croydon tram link.

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 06/05/2020

10:00  (TN12 6RD, TQ650452)

Medway Valley River Walk

Starts at Five Oak Green Community Centre free CP, Falmouth Place. EX136 LR188. Via Golden Green, East Peckham and along the River Medway Tow Path. Lunch: The Bush Blackbird & Thrush, East Peckham.

12.3mi

19.8km

Long

Wed 06/05/2020

10:15  (DA3 8HH, TQ605654)

New Ash Green to Stansted Circular

Starts at New Ash Green (use south car park and meet by village hall). EX148 LR177. Route: Ash Village, Stansted. Lunch at Black Horse, Stansted

8.5mi

13.7km

Medium

Wed 06/05/2020

10:30  (ME3 8TQ, TQ781757)

High Halstow Nature Reserve

Starts at High Halstow car park. EX163 LR178. Morning walk through High Halstow Nature Reserve, views over the Thames Estuary and bird watching. Bring your binoculars. Lunch at the Red Dog, High Halstow

4mi

6.4km

Short

Wed 13/05/2020

10:00  (ME14 3JE, TQ808585)

Hucking Estate & North Downs

Starts at White Horse Wood country park (P&D). EX148 LR188. Lunch "Hook & Hatchet", Hucking or bring a picnic lunch

12mi

19.3km

Long

Wed 13/05/2020

10:00  (ME7 3JZ, TQ796622)

Bredhurst to Hartlip Circular

Starts in Hurstwood Rd, Bredhurst. EX148 LR178. Undulating terrain with three stiles. Lunch at Rose & Crown Hartlip, or bring sandwiches

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Sun 17/05/2020

10:00  (TN14 6PY, TQ527508)

Sevenoaks Weald Circular

Starts at Sevenoaks Weald. Park around village green. EX147 LR188. Climbing initially to join Greensand Way through Knole Park and into Sevenoaks Town lunching at Wetherspoons The Sennockian or choice of cafes.  Returning via Mill Bank Wood and Bayleys Hill enjoying panoramic views.

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Wed 20/05/2020

10:00  (TN28 8AS, TR064247)

Romney Marsh Churches

Starts at Church of St Nicholas, Church Lane, New Romney. EX125 LR189. Parking in/around Church Rd/Church Lane. Lunch at The Bell Inn, Ivychurch or bring picnic. NB Parking in New Romney short term only or too expensive.

10mi

16.1km

Long

Wed 20/05/2020

10:00  (DA12 3AN, TQ661699)

Jeskyns Meadows

Starts at Jeskyns Community Woodlands Car Park. EX163 LR178. Walk goes through Jeskyns Meadows to Cobham and then Luddesdown. Lunch at Golden Lion, Luddesdown

6.5mi

10.5km

Medium

Wed 20/05/2020

10:30  (TN14 7SR, TQ518615)

Shoreham and Darenth

Starts at Shoreham Car Park. EX147 LR177. A leisurely Figure of 8 walk around the Darenth Valley. Lunch at the George Inn, Shoreham

4mi

6.4km

Short

Wed 27/05/2020

10:00  (TN15 6NA, TQ555587)

Hills, Woods and Open Spaces

Joint walk with Sevenoaks group. Starts from Kemsing PCP. EX147 LR188. A circular walk via Knockmill, W. Kingsdown, Stansted and Pilgrims Way. Lunch at The Black Horse, Stansted or bring a picnic.

12.5mi

20.1km

Long

Wed 27/05/2020

10:00 (ME17 4AW, TQ754501)

Linton, Yalding & Greensand Way

Starts at Linton CP (P&D). EX 148 &136 LR 188. Lunch at the "Walnut Tree", Yalding or bring a picnic lunch

8mi

12.9km

Medium

Sat 30/05/2020

10:00  (TN8 5PU, TQ439443)

Marsh Green to Dormansland

Starts at Marsh Green Rd, park by the Church. EX144 LR188. Walking through woodlands and open fields taking in bits of Sussex Border Path and Eden Valley Walk. Lunch at The Plough, Dormansland.

8mi

12.9km

Medium








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