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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday Walk Farningham Road to Eynsford

Farningham Road to Eynsford swc.291

Length:  10.9 miles (17.5km) with shorter options possible. 4 out of 10

This is a lovely little walk, with the morning having stretches along the Darent River, and a ridge walk in the afternoon with great views and a shortcut should you need one.

Trains: Take the 0942 Dover Priory train from Victoria, arriving 1020. Get a Farningham Road return. This train is a bit early for the ideal walk, but the next one is an hour later. Return trains are xx05 & xx35 to Blackfriars or Victoria via Bromley South.

Lunch: The Lion Hotel with it's nice spot on the river after 4 miles (6¾ km)

Tea: Various options in Eynsford




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Intending to do this walk - I walk at a speed of about 5km/hr on hills and up to 6km/hr on flat, so expecting to be at the pub by midday.

Anonymous said...

You will be on your own then....

Anonymous said...

An opinion not necessarily based on facts: plenty of walkers in this club walk 6 km/h on the flat and 5 on the modestly steep hills of the southeast. Whether they will be enticed by this short walk, only time will tell...

Unknown said...

I'm coming on the next train.i expect to arrive at 11,25am. I will certainly miss the pub, but I may see you when you finish your lunch.
My number 07594325538 Rachel

Anonymous said...


16 got off of the train in w=hot-sun-with-a-light-breeze and so it stayed. Wonderful walking weather and an awesome amble with views and woods and gentle gradual gradients.  This is choice chestnut season and some of us foraged to our hearts and haversack fill with the first trees giving some fullsome fruits.
Lunch was had by half the group in the Lion Hotel. A nice looking venue but 'so so' food and two late comers joined us as we waited and waited and some waited some more.
Darent river is another one of those 'clear as gin' rivers refreshing to walk by and great to see fish swim by, they were dace apparently.
After lunch it was similar walking but more fields and this time with hawkers flying Harris Hawks and long horn cattle relaxing with their calves and a magnificent Roman Ruin across the way and often The Viaduct partially revealed.
5 of us took a (10.1 miles in total) shortcut
to shortbread and tea where we met another 2 walkers so n=20 in total. A Jerryattric from Hackney found an even shorter route beating us.
So off home again now and there are a load of old people on the train laughing and generally having a good time, how annoying, - Oh it is us, and me included.
Best wishes to our favourite walk reporter, Mr M Tiger who is hopefully feeling better.
Bridie