2020 Walk Details
Our January All Day walk on Monday 6th will be a Figure of 8 from The Chequers Pub in Darenth which will also be our lunch stop.
The assembly point for the walk is Chequers Pub in Darent Road South, Darenth. (Parking available along the road)
Please arrive by 9.30am so lunch orders can be taken.
The morning walk will start at 9.45am and will go up pass Darenth Grange then on towards Lane End and up through Ladies Wood to Bean Farm from here it will go through Beacon Wood Country Park and down Sandbanks Hill to Green Street Green then through St Margaret’s Farm and along the ridge back to Darenth and the Chequers pub for lunch a distance of 6.5miles.
The afternoon walk will start at 1.30 approx. from the Chequers and go across the River Darenth pass Old Mill Farm and continue alongside the river side to Sutton at Hone then through the village to Devon Road before returning to the Chequers along the Darenth Valley Path a distance of 3.5 miles.
The walks will be led by Alan Hayward.
Directions: Suggested route: From Eynsford, Crockenhill or Swanley head to the Farningham roundabout on the A20, and take the exit onto the A225, Dartford Road, Carry on under viaduct at Farningham Road, through Sutton at Hone, at the mini roundabout turn right onto Parsonage Lane and take the left hand turning into Darenth Road South. The Chequers is on your left after approx. 250yds. For those of you that use satnav, the postcode is DA2 7QT.
The next All Day walk is on Monday 3rd February2020. The assembly point is the Car Park at the Nevill Bull (https://www.nevillbullbirling.com/).
Please arrive by 9.30am so that lunch orders can be taken and left at the pub before we depart.
The walk will start at 09.45am and be led by Alan Hayward.
The morning walk will be out of Birling towards Birling Lodge Farm then on towards Birling Place Farm we continue a steady climb up to the North Downs Way with good views over the valley of visons and Birling and on to Hope Hill. From here we start our decent through Holly Hill Woods to Park Farm and on through Cleggett’s Farm and Godfreys Farm to Birling to the Nevill Bull for lunch a distance of 5.7miles.
The afternoon walk will leave the Nevill Bull and go out of Birling towards Clacketts Farm and through Birling Wood to Ryarsh then over the M20 to Ryarsh Church pass Leybourne College and onto towards Birling Ashes and Birling Church back to the Nevill Bull a distance of 4.2miles.
The morning walk will be walking up the North Downs (for the views) before descending again to Birling
The afternoon walk is flat through the valley (so you will be able to have a ‘pud’ if you want one!)
Directions: From Crockenhill, Swanley or Eynsford take the A20 (or the M20 to Jun 3 and then join the A20) to Wrotham Heath. Go through the traffic lights and continue for approx. 2.3 till you see a signpost for Ryarsh and turn left, crossing over the M20 at the T junction turn right (The Street) and go through Ryarsh following the sign for Birling. The Nevill Bull will be on the right hand side (car park behind pub).
An alternative route is to take the M20 to Jun 4 but beware having crossed over the motorway the traffic lights and roundabouts at the junction are quite complex (unless you have used the before).
Leave the M20 at junction 4 (keep in the outside lane on the slip road) at the roundabout turn right (to cross the motorway). Stay in the outside lane and go through the traffic lights follow the signs for the A228. You will then come to another roundabout. Turn right here then take the 1st exit (sign posted Birling) the road will cross back over the M20 and go into Birling. At the T junction in the village turn left, the Nevill Bull is immediately on you right, the car park entrance at the far end.
The Post code is ME19 5JW. Map Reference is 680605
2nd March 2020
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