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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday Walk: Walk on the Weald side

Staplehurst to Headcorn SWC Walk 80
Length 12.9 km, 8 miles
Difficulty 2 out of 10

An easy walk in the Kentish Weald.
Trains: Get the 9:40 Dover Priory train from Charing Cross  (London Bridge 9:50) arrives Staplehurst 10:37.
Return from Headcorn at xx:14 and xx:44. Get a return to Headcorn.
Lunch: The Bell and Jorrocks, Frittenden (01580 852415) Good idea to ring.
Tea: In Headcorn High Street, you have the George and Dragon, the Village Tea rooms and the Kings Arms.
Options: Anyone tempted by the longer 12.6 ml. loop via Sissinghurst should be aware that the gardens are closed in winter (though the rest of the NT estate is open). Anyone tempted by the variants ending in Sissinghurst (7.4 ml) or Cranbrook (9 ml) would need to get the (2-hourly) Arriva 5 bus back to Staplehurst. This calls Cranbrook 15:01 and 17:01, Sissinghurst 15:07 and 17:07 and reaches the station just as the xx:19 leaves. If you miss that train, the next one is in half an hour. (The 17:01 / 17:07 bus is the last for the day).
Walk Directions: here


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