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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Around the Darent Valley in north Kent

Extra Walk 59 – Eynsford Circular
Length: 21.5km (13.4 miles) Toughness: 7/10

10:12 Sevenoaks train from Blackfriars (stopping at numerous stations in south-east London, incl Bromley South 10:44) arriving at Eynsford at 11:00.

Or 10:12 Ramsgate train from Victoria, changing at Bromley South (arr 10:30, dep 10:44) arriving at Eynsford at 11:00.

Return trains to Blackfriars are at xx:13 and xx:43 (journey time 51 mins). Change at Bromley South (on the xx:13) or at Swanley (on the xx:43) for a fast train to Victoria. In the afternoon it is possible to shorten the walk by returning from Shoreham station (trains at xx:09 and xx:39). Buy a return to Shoreham if you plan to do this.

Several of our walks are located in the ever-popular Darent Valley and this one intersects in places with some of the others after starting up a secluded valley and along a ridge with fine views around. For lunch there are several pubs and a cafe in Otford. A longer and more varied afternoon route was added to the Main Walk in 2017, and this appears to be its first outing. The original route along the Darent Valley Path has been retained as the ‘shorter afternoon’ option. Other options for shortening the walk are also provided.

Among the interesting buildings passed on the walk, Lullingstone Castle has a Fire Engine Rally today, with historic engines and live fire displays.

You will find the walk directions and other information on the Walk 59 page. Click on your preferred option just below the map to suppress the parts that you won’t need. Or you can download the pdf here.


Anonymous said...

I would love to attend.
Anyone else with can commit and is "ok" with directions?

JohnL said...

Zak I will be going

Anonymous said...

Coming from Victoria station

JohnL said...

N=13, W=hot_and_sunny, Three opted for a shorter version with lunch at Shoreham. The rest went on for lunch at the Bull in Otford which has a large garden with shady tables and is reasonably efficient on a busy Sunday lunch time. Food is better than many of these larger pub chains. After lunch we took the shortest route to Shoreham hoping for tea and cakes at the church, sadly none this Sunday. Some then took the Darenth Valley path to Eynsford and others got the train from Shoreham. As always a pleasant day out in the Darenth Valley with a walk length to suit all tastes on a hot day.