2020 Walk Details

6th January

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, continuing alongside the river side to Sutton at Hone 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.

3rd February2020

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.

Notes:  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

The next All Day walk is on Monday 2nd March 2020 and the assembly point is the Car Park Hosey Common, Westerham in Hosey Hill (B2026). 

Please arrive no later than 9:45am to take lunch orders!!

The walk will start at 10.00am and be led by Alan Bodley

The route will go across Hosey Common through French Street, Toy’s Hill, Obriss Farm, Froghole, Crockham Common to Limpsfield Chart, where lunch will be taken at the Carpenters Arms.  The return route includes The High Chart and Squerryes Park.  The total distance is about 9.7 miles. 

Directions: From Eynsford, Crockenhill, Orpington or Swanley, join the A21/M25 going South.  Exit from the A21 by the A25 turnoff for Westerham.  Continue to Westerham and turn left into Hosey Hill (B2026).  Continue for about 5/8 mile to the car park on the left hand side of the road. Post code TN16 1PL Map Ref  is TQ453531

CANCELLED

6th April 2020

 

The next All Day walk is on Monday 6th April  2020 will be a figure of 8 starting from the White Rock Inn( https://www.thewhiterockinn.co.uk/ ) in Underriver.

We have permission to use the car park.

Please arrive by 9:30am so lunch orders can be taken and left with the pub.

 

The walk will start at 9.45am and be led by Bob Brickell.

 

The morning walk will go pass Kettles Farm onto the Greensands Way and through Knole Park to Godden Green from here the walk will go through woods to Fawke Farm and onto One Tree Hill before descending down the hill to Underriver. Distance 5.9 miles

The afternoon walk will start at 2pm approx. and go via Underriver House to Budd’s Green then onto Budd’s Dell and the Greensands Way for a short distance befor dropping own to Absalom’s Farm and back to Underriver. Distance 3.8 miles

 

Directions: From Eynsford, Crockenhill, Orpington or Swanley, join the M25 going South and continue onto the A21 to the turn off for Hildenborough. Take the 2nd exit  (B245). Just pass the Teal Café (righthand side of road), you will see a sign for the White Rock turn left into Mill Lane and continue along the road until you reach Underriver, the White Rock is on the righthand side – we have permission to use the pub car park

 

The Post code is TN15 0SB  Map Reference is TQ557520