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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Through the Kentish Weald

Yalding to Borough Green
Length: 16.8km (10.4 miles) Toughness: 3/10

09:46 Folkestone Central train from Cannon Street (Orpington 10:07), changing at Tonbridge (arr 10:25, dep 10:34) arriving at Yalding at 10:49.
Note that trains from Cannon Street do not serve London Bridge.

Return trains from Borough Green & Wrotham to Victoria are at xx:36 (journey time 52 minutes). A return ticket to Yalding will cover the return journey.

This is a pleasant walk through the woods and fields of the Kentish Weald, with no dauntingly steep climbs. The morning route follows the Greensand Way before diverting to Mereworth whose church has a remarkably tall steeple. The afternoon route is largely through the vast Mereworth Woods.

The original recommended lunch pub, the Queen’s Head, has permanently closed and is being converted for residential use, so the option nearest to Mereworth is now a short detour to The Moody Mare (01622 813038), a gastropub (formerly ‘The Beeches’), where booking before arrival is strongly recommended. An attractive alternative, also requiring a detour included in the walk directions, is the Swan on the Green (01622 812 271) in the pretty village of West Peckham.
For tea, the only option in Borough Green on a Sunday seems to be the Robin Hood bar beside the station, which a recent walker has recommended.

More details and the walk directions can be found on the walk’s information page.

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