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Saturday, 29 June 2019

Sevenoaks circular with a National Trust medieval moated manor house and a lavender farm

Here's a walk within easy reach of London with some woodland cover and great views over the Weald during the afternoon section.


Length 10 miles (16 km)
Toughness 3 out of 10

Getting there

Catch the 10:00 am Dover Priory train from London Charing Cross (10:03 from Waterloo East and 10:09 from London Bridge) to arrive at Sevenoaks station at 10:35 am.

Getting back

There are six fast trains an hour from Sevenoaks back to London, so your arrival at the station is not time critical.  

Plan your journey here. 

Tickets

Buy a cheap day return to Sevenoaks. 


Maps

OS Landranger Map 188, Explorer Map 147.

Overview

This is a fairly easy walk starting through a pleasant part of Sevenoaks before entering Knole park through a a tiny gate set in a tall stone wall. There's an interesting feature about a mile before lunch where the walk passes a lavender farm (the lavender should be flowering and quite colourful about now).
The afternoon section is a little hilly along the Greensand way but there are a number of places to sit and relax to take in the vistas across the Weald. The Brewhouse Café at Knole house makes for a pleasant break before the final leg back into Sevenoaks.

Lunch

There are two options for a purchased lunch, the National Trust Café at Ightham Mote or to extend the walk slightly (mile and a half) to visit the The Chaser Inn at Shipbourne 


More details about this walk may be found on the link below
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My local train gets me into Sevenoaks at 10.45 so I’ll walk fast and hope to catchup with the group in them morning.

Anonymous said...

n=9 walkers in w=hot-and-humid conditions. The shady stretches in the woods were very welcome,