We may be on the edge of Greater London, but in our part of Kent we have some of the most attractive walks in England, from the spectacular “Valley of Vision” that is the Darent Valley, from its ancient-and-modern villages along the banks of the Darent to the open fields, farms and woodlands around Crockenhill and Eynsford, and the historic Lullingstone Park.
Some of us walk to keep ourselves active, others to enjoy the beautiful countryside, while many simply enjoy walking in company, but our main priority is to keep open the Rights of Way in and around the two parishes, and we are greatly appreciative of the support given to us by the two Parish Councils.
Parts of this idyllic area are now under threat, with plans for huge developments on and around the Pedham Place golf course. Whilst as a Group we don’t get involved in politics we have responded to the plans where we feel they threaten our countryside and our paths network.
Nothing is going to happen quickly, and in the meantime we “carry on walking” as usual.
- Our main walking day is Monday, starting from Eynsford Riverside and from Crockenhill Village Green, arriving back after three or four hours. From Crockenhill, there is a short walk of about four miles, and a longer one of around seven miles.
- There is also the option of an extended walk of between seven and 10 miles with lunch stop, the start venue usually being reached by car.
- There are evening walks in summer (May to the end of August).
- Sunday monthly walks throughout the year.
- A short Boxing Day walk to a pub.
- Annual general meeting with guest speaker.
- Christmas Luncheon.
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