Eynsford & Crockenhill Rights of Way Group (ECROW)
Crockenhill and Eynsford in Kent
For more than four decades members of the Eynsford and Crockenhill Rights of Way group have been walking the official rights of way in the two parishes in an attempt to keep them open and as safe as possible for future generations. (See Our History)
We may not quite have mountains and moorlands or the grandeur of a rugged coastline, but on our doorstep we do have a countryside of tremendous diversity, from the green and wooded hills of the Darent Valley and the splendour of Lullingstone with its historic castle and ancient parkland oaks, to the farms and hamlets dotted around Crockenhill, and even distant views of Canary Wharf!
Our members walk for a host of different reasons: as part of a healthy lifestyle, to enjoy the outdoor life and explore little-known paths and localities, or just to meet new friends and to chat to old ones. But they all share our main ideal, to safeguard our local paths network. Support of the two Parish Councils is greatly appreciated.
Monday is our main walking day, when there are short and medium walks (4.5 to 7 miles), with a refreshment break.
On the last Monday in the month there is also a longer all day walk (in the region of 10 miles) from various start points, with a stop for lunch.
We offer summer evening walks (May to Sept) from Crockenhill.
Sunday monthly walks throughout the year - various start points.
A Boxing Day morning walk via the Five Bells in Chelsfield.
An AGM with a guest speaker and a Christmas Lunch.
For the weekly Monday walks, groups start separately from Crockenhill Village Hall car-park, (were this is normally a choice of two walks), and Eynsford Riverside, arriving back after about three hours. We are all one organisation, so members may choose to walk regularly either from Crockenhill or from Eynsford, or a mix of the two for a change of scenery and company.
Click on a Tabs at the top of page for details on any of the above walks.
We don’t bombard people with rules and regulations but can never emphasise enough that all members and their guests walk at their own risk. PLEASE do take care, as some paths are slippery or have bumps and tree roots ready to catch the unwary.
KCC is the responsible authority for most definitve paths, so if you spot one that is particularly unsafe or inaccessible, please report it directly to the Public Rights of Way service at KCC, Invictia House, Sessions Square, Maidstone. ME14 1XX, or on-line at www.kent.gov.uk/prowfaults.or alert us through the contacts page on our website.
If you want to contact us about anything then please use this link Contact Us