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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mid-week day walk Sturry Circular

Sturry Circular

Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape

Book 3* Walk 121

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Length : 14 km or 9 miles

Toughness : 2 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:37 am train from London St. Pancras (10:44 am Stratford International) to Sturry - Change at Ashford International from Platform 6 to Platform 5
Catch the direct train at 10:10 am from Charing Cross. Calling stations are:

  • Waterloo East - departs 10:13
  • Sevenoaks -     departs 10:42
  • Tonbridge -     departs 10:51

Meeting point : Sturry Station at 11:53 am

Tickets : Buy a Cheap day return to Sturry.  If memory serves, the HST fare is just under £20 and the fare from Charing Cross is about five pounds less.   

Brief Description

The last time I did this walk was on a Sunday.  The Pubs looked really inviting but were full with locals having roast lunches. I'm sure Wednesday will not present a problem though!
You may find full details  here, a PDF download here and a Kindle download here.

Suggested Lunch stops

The Rose Inn at Wickhambreaux  t: 01227 721763
The Red Lion at Stodmarsh  t: 01227 721339

Suggested Tea stop

The George and Dragon, Fordwich T: 01227 710661  which is just under half a mile from the station.


OS Explorer : 150

Return train times

Trains return from Sturry at the following times 16:36 | 17:36 | 18:33 | 19:36
High Speed folk will need to change at Ashford International


Marion said...

Intend going

Anonymous said...

Will also try to make it
Looks like a good one to start walking...
if anyone more experimented can confirm, then I'll definitively go

Walker said...

It is a very pleasant and easy walk, if that is what you mean

Anonymous said...

Am hoping to do this walk if weather stays good.

Mike A said...

n=8 on the walk. One dropped out at Fordham and another joined at the lunctime pub (The Rose - warm and friendly with proper fires).
Welcome to the new walker whose baptism by rain and some mud was tempered by wonderful autumn colours and the ancient villages of Fordham and Wickhambreaux.
The group was confronted by a recently ploughed field in the afternoon section and decide to give this and therefore Stodmarsh a miss.
On the approach to Fordham, the heavens opened and sanctuary and tea was found in the Red Lion, another wonderful pub in this area.