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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Saturday First Walk: Leigh to Sevenoaks

Saturday First Walk: Leigh to Sevenoaks T=1.21

Walk: 9 miles (14.5km) 5 out of 10

A leisurely start, gives a late lunch, but the pub is open for food all afternoon, and you should still have time for tea at the much improved Knole Park  Brewhouse Café.

Travel: There are two train options to start the walk at 1134. London Victoria train to Tonbridge at 1039 arriving 1134, Clapham 1045. Alternatively Charing Cross 1015 Hastings train (1022 London Bridge) , changing at Tonbridge (1058) to the 1119 Southern train (platform 1) arriving 1123. Buy a day return to Leigh (Kent) pronounced 'Lie'.

For the return, there are frequent fast (and slow) trains to Charing Cross. If you prefer Cannon Street, get a train to Orpington, where there is a half hour direct service xx03 and xx33.

Lunch: is the White Rock pub (tel 01732 833 112), Underriver, some 9 km into the walk.

Directions are here L=1.21


Anonymous said...

If easier, you could start in Hildenborough, which would knock about 3 km off of the walk but allows you to pick up the route.
Upon leaving the station via the car park go north along Rings Hill and then Watt’s Cross Rd until you reach a T junction with the London Rd where you turn left and then next right into Mill Lane
This lines up with half way through Point 16 & then Point 17 from the online text of the walk
Continue ahead for 500 metres, passing a house called Oak Trees on your left to reach the B245.
Turn left and in 70 metres turn right on to Mill Lane.

PeteG said...

Enjoyable walk with mild autumn weather. n=9/10. Charing cross trains delayed, causing one person to be an hour behind. Friendly pub. Forgot to check on the instructions where a previous walker got lost. We didn't, but that might just be familiarity with some of the route.