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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday Walk 1 – the North Downs

Book 2 Walk 17a – Sole Street Circular
Length: 13.5 km (8.4 miles). Toughness: 5/10

10:45 Sole Street train from Victoria (Bromley South 11:02), arriving Sole Street at 11:21.

Because of engineering works further out trains on this line are turning round at Sole Street this Sunday, which works to your advantage as trains back are half-hourly at 02 (slower) & 32 minutes past.

The circular version of this walk avoids the awkward train journey and rather industrial start from Snodland, and in not much more than half an hour you'll be walking along the gently rolling hills and wooded valleys of the North Downs. Halfway round in Harvel you can get a pub lunch at the Amazon & Tiger pub, which has a large dining area but will cope better with a group if you call them in advance. The original tea stop for this walk was the Cock Inn in Henley Street, but the Railway Hotel (right next to the station) is a more convenient refreshment option while waiting for a train.

You'll need to print the directions from this pdf document, or bring the 2011 edition of Book 2 (earlier editions didn't include the Circular option).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

n=13 or so plus Max the dog, who was fine. Weather was w=dry_mild_cloudy. A very pleasant and probably under rated walk with plenty of views. Lunch at the Amazon and Tiger went down well as did the champagne (thank you, C). A few stopped at the Cock Inn and again at The Railway Hotel and were treated to free Sunday afternoon bar snacks of roast potatoes and Yorkshire pud. on Sunday Walk 1 – the North Downs