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Sunday, 11 October 2015

A beautiful stretch of the North Downs way in rural Kent

Download walk 24 Sandling to Wye

Length 20.5km (12.8m); toughness 6/10

Trains: two options:

  1. London Cannon Street 09.45 or London Bridge 09.48 arrive Sandling 11.16. or

  1. HS1 from London St Pancras International 10.08 (Stratford International 10.14) arrive Ashford International 10.46 and then from Platform 5 at Ashford Int  take the 11.05 for Sandling arriving at 11.16.
Note for HS1 there is a small extra charge for the train ticket but it is a fast and comfortable service and is your recommended travel option.

Return trains from Wye: HS1 option:  xx:57 to London St Pancras International changing at Ashford International (17.03) to pick up HS1 which leaves at 17.16 for London. If you are not using HS1 then you can stay on the original  “slow” train back to London Bridge and Cannon Street.

There is also a slow  train at  xx:21 from Wye to London Victoria  with a journey time of 2hrs.

Buy a day return to Sandling

I posted this walk  at the end of March this year but on  a bleak and miserable day I was the only walker who turned up. I make no apologies for posting it again as it is a lovely walk incorporating the finest section of the North Downs Way with some spectacular views. The pubs are excellent too and the Tickled Trout in Wye just 50m from the station is a fine spot  for rest and refreshment whilst waiting for your train.


Although this walk follows the North Downs Way route finding can be a bit tricky but there are full walk directions and these can be found here along with further details about the walk and the various refreshment opportunities.

1 comment:

PeteB said...

n=9 on this walk; me and eight women. W=sunny-but-with-cool-breeze-at-times. After a brief meeting and vote (5 to 3) I was invited to accompany the newly formed SWC feminist, collective walking group and we all enjoyed a glorious day out on this most beautiful section of the North Downs with its spectacular views. 5 of us took lunch at the recommended picnic spot before we all met up again at the Tiger Inn (excellent)for drinks where we managed to bag a large outside table in the sun for all 9 of us.
In the afternoon we enjoyed more fine views of the rolling downs and distant plains in the glowing autumn light. One walker checked out a possible early tea stop but later reported it was not open. The rest of us marched on to Wye where most went straight to the station for the 16.57 train whilst 2 of us had a quick drink at the Tickled Trout (which I have to say needs a bit of a make-over as its looking a bit tired) and caught a later train. A superb SWC day out.