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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Saturday Walk: Leigh to Penshurst

SWC Walk 92: Leigh to Penshurst
8.4 miles /13.5 km
This is the Main Walk of the various options

Trains:  Take the 9:39 from London Victoria, arriving at Leigh (Kent) at 10:34.  Or the 9:15 from Charing Cross, change at Tonbridge (arr 9:58, dep 10:19), arriving at Leigh at 10:23.
Return trains from Penshurt: xx27 to Victoria, xx31 to Charing Cross via Tonbridge.
You will need a day return to Leigh (or Penshurst if coming from Charing Cross).

Lunch: The Rock Inn, Hoath Corner, 01892 870296, a small pub so good to phone ahead.

A late lunch or mid afternoon stop is possible in Chiddingstone at the Tulip Tree tea room in Burghesh Court (behind the Chiddingstone Stores) or the National Trust owned Castle Inn.

The Little Brown Jug in Chiddingstone Causeway is near Penshurst station.

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Bridie said...

n=18 on this walk which was just the right number and the weather was w=bright-sun-changing-to-cloud-after-lunch but fine really - it was decidedly warm in the morning. Luckily the The Rock Inn accommodated us with no fuss and I think that we all agreed that the food was excellent. Thankfully we had reserved a table and when we arrived at the pub at 12.15 it was almost empty but when we left at 1.30 the place was rammed to the gunnels with the hunting fraternity, all looking affluent in their tweeds and tassels on their socks.
Chiddingtstone was the tea break for some but as it was so close to dinner half the group went on to The Little Brown Jug.
Most of the Chiddingstone tea'ers then timed it just right for The Little Brown Jug and had liquid refreshmenrt and free mince pies - delightful.
An excellent choice of walk - Thank you very much Bridie2 - I vote it gets posted at the same time next December and also in Spring please.
I only have one concern - the cake at Chiddingstone is too large but it would seem that that is up to me to deal with - not the walk poster

Anonymous said...

The Rock Inn was indeed excellent. It's pricey though so expect to pay about £17 for a main course. It's tiny so if you are intending to eat there, you'll need book in advance. What space there is is given to tables and there little or no bar space for anyone just wanting a drink.

Anonymous said...

There wasn't anywhere for sandwich eaters to sit by The Rock Inn. Probably best to look out for a picnic stop either before or after the pub.