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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Midweek day walk - Borough Green to Sevenoaks

Borough Green to Sevenoaks

A Country House, Ightham Mote (NT), Knole Palace and deer park (NT), as well as pretty countryside, and close to London.

Book 1 Walk 36    

Length :  15 km or 9½ miles

Toughness :  4 out of 10

Getting there :  Catch the 10:22 am Canterbury West train from London Victoria to Borough Green. ( 10:39 from Bromley South )

Meeting point :  Borough Green Station at 11:04

Tickets :  Buy a cheap day return to Borough Green

Brief Description

With rain forecast, here's a walk that's not too exposed with some firmish footpaths.
The afternoon section has a couple of options.  For those of you who might want to view the new lavender fields (recommended) on the Shipbourne detour (and perhaps a swift half in the Padwell Arms) you'll need to take a look at point 22.  This route returns via Sevenoaks Preparatory School into Knole park.

You may find full details of this walk  here

Suggested Lunch stops

Suggested Tea stops

Malabar Coffee shop (posters favourite and open till five and just behind Llloyds Bank)  81 High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1LE  t:01732 74305
Alpina Patisserie, on the parade of shops set back on the left and just before the station. Tubs Hill Parade TN13 1DH  t: 01732 454669
If you're in a hurry, you can also grab a take-away cuppa in the convenience shop on the station concourse. 

Maps

OS Explorer : 147

Return train times

Trains return frequently from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars, Cannon Street or Charing Cross

4 comments:

JohnnyHastings said...

I am increasingly frustrated with Southern trains, having been delayed for 1-2 hours quite regularly mainly due to late adjustments to schedules.

Anonymous said...

This is because of a covert industrial dispute - see Forum for an explanation

Arthur Dent said...

Just n=3 on this walk with Max the K9, w=quite_sunny_with_a_couple_of_brief_showers
Lots of late spring growth giving the walk a verdant feel especially through the Fairlawne Estate.
The Antiques Road Show had set up at Ightham Mote for a shoot on Thursday 16th June. Antique buffs may like to repeat this walk tomorrow! (Quite interesting to have Fiona Bruce behind me in the queue for food and then on the table next to us).
The lavender fields in the afternoon section set out by Mitchell and Peach were not quite in bloom, but I'd say certainly worth a visit in a couple of weeks or so.
At Knole house, work appears to have restarted with new contractors for the new café there.
Back at Sevenoaks, two had tea at the Malabar Coffee shop and one went off to check out the local Waitrose.
Plenty of trains back to London despite Southern staffing issues!

Anonymous said...

Sevenoaks is Southeastern and so not affected by the Southern "staff shortage"