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Monday, 30 May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday Walk South - Hidden valleys in the North Downs

Extra Walk 59:  Eynsford Circular – A Contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.

Distance:  12.1 Miles

Difficulty:  5 out of 10

This walk has been moved from its original spot on Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday to even up numbers while SWC walkers are in Scotland.

Train:  Take the 9:42 Thameslink train towards Sevenoaks from London Blackfriars, arriving at Eynsford at 10:30.  

You can also get the 9.52 from Victoria to Bromley South, arriving 10.08, to connect with the Blackfriars train there at 10.14.

Buy a day return to Eynsford
This walks explores some hidden valleys in the North Downs and also takes the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages along the river.  There are options to extend and shorten the walk.  More information and the walk instructions can be found here.
Lunch is in Otford (about 5.5 miles into the walk) where there are a couple of pubs from which to choose.  The recommended tea stop is the Riverside Tea Rooms and there are also several pubs in Eynsford for stronger refreshment.

Return trains from Eynsford are at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour until 22:13.   
Enjoy the walk!


Marion said...

Intend going

Anonymous said...

anyone interested in taking the short cut to Shoreham?

Marion said...

13 started in dry, cloudy weather at a fast pace. 2 joined later at lunchtime in the Bull, having been denied boarding at Victoria due to defective ticket machines The Woodman could only offer burgers and hotdogs as the Otford village fair was in mid-swing but the Bull was fully booked in the restaurant but made up a table for 9 in the bar.. Fast and reliable food service.
2 walkers were sporting deep tanned complexions from the Scottish trip which seems to have had the best weather in the UK and a jolly good time in the heat of the bare and boggy munros. Very pretty walk with lots of buttercups. 2 took the short cut to Shoreham.

Anonymous said...