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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sunday Walk: Sandling to Wye

SWC Walk 24
20.5 km (12.8 miles) Difficulty 6/10
A lovely walk following one of the best sections of the North Downs Way with fine views for nearly the whole walk.
For the quickest journey, take the 10:09 Margate High Speed from St Pancras (Stratford International 10:16) and change at Ashford International for the 11:05 to Dover Priory (platform 5). This gets you to Sandling for 11:16.
For a cheaper slower journey, catch that same Dover Priory train from Cannon Street at 9:32 (London Bridge 9:36) direct to Sandling.
Sandling and Wye are on different Southeastern lines out of Ashford. A return to Sandling, the dearer option, is suggested. In practice this should be accepted from Wye but be prepared to pay the difference to Ashford if your luck's out.
Return from Wye at xx:55 and xx:19.
The xx:55 will take you direct to London Bridge (1hr34) or Cannon Street (1hr37).
The xx:19 will take you direct to Victoria in 1 hr50.
Wealthier walkers with their High Speed tickets can change at Ashford International for the connection to St Pancras (total journey time 1 hr).
The Tiger Inn (01303 862130) in Stowting is a charming and friendly pub 9.2km (5.7 miles) into the walk. Open all day from noon.
Alternatively 2.2km (1.4 miles) further up the road you have the Five Bells Inn (01303 813334 in Brabourne.  (This requires a detour, adding 800 metres (0.5 miles) to the walk length)
The Tickled Trout (01233 812227) in Wye is a popular pub stop, with a garden beside the River Stour. It is just across the bridge from Wye station.
Directions here

1 comment:

PeteB said...

n=6 (further comments from DC?)