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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday walk: Kentish downland

Chilham Circular

Length: 15.4km (9.6 miles) Toughness: 5 out of 10

09:10 Ramsgate train from Charing Cross arriving Chilham at 10:44; or
09:37 Folkestone Central train from St Pancras International, changing at Ashford International (dep 10:32) on to the above train from Charing Cross.

Return trains are at xx:48, changing at Ashford International for St Pancras. If you can decide in advance which return train to get, the cheapest fare is to buy separate Advance tickets for the outward and return journeys. With a rail card, the total round trip cost is £18 from St Pancras and £14.10 from Charing Cross.

The walk climbs through downland, fields and woods in the morning, with panoramic views from a downland escarpment after lunch, before descending to pass two historic houses.

The only possible lunch pub for this walk is the award-winning gourmet pub The Compasses Inn (01227 700300) in Sole Street, four miles from the start. Past reports suggest that portions may be on the small side and service may be slow. It is essential to book in advance, not just on the day. This could be a good day to take a packed lunch; picnic spots are suggested in the walk directions.

You will need to download the Walk Directions.

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