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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Sole Street Circular

This weeks short walk does have a few climbs and descents but probably doesn't deserve its 5 out of 10 rating (I would estimate more like 3 or 4 for this circular variant)

Length 8.4 miles (13.5 km)
Toughness 4 out of 10

Getting there

Catch the 10:10 am Dover Priory train from London Victoria (10:27 am from Bromley South )  to arrive at Sole Street Station station at 10:55 am.
(Trains usually depart from the lower platform numbers 1-7 at Victoria)

Getting back

Trains depart at 44 minutes past the hour from Sole Street back to London Victoria (also calling at Bromley South).  

Plan your journey here. 


Buy a cheap day return to Sole Street Station. 


OS Landranger Map 178, Explorer Map 148.


This is the circular variant of the Snodland to Sole Street Walk with rolling hills and some woodland passing the picturesque village of Luddesdown 


The preferred lunch stop is Amazon and Tiger (tel 01474 814 705) in Harvel.  There's a nice village green and pond for those who have brought their own lunch


I would suggest the slightly quirky  Cock Inn (tel 01474 814208) in Henley Street, but do leave 15/20 minutes to get to the station from this pub. If you'd prefer to be nearer the station then The Railway Inn, beside the Station might suit better. I seem to remember no food there, but you can get a cuppa and, of course, something stronger.

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


Mr M Tiger said...

N=20 on a w=warm-muggy-cloudy day. Still plenty of wildflowers about. And butterflies. A pretty walk.
Lunch at the Amazons seemed to go down well. In Luddesdown, some of the group were given a guided tour of the church by locals. Despite being ‘back marker‘ in the morning, I found myself wearing the yellow jersey for most of the afternoon. I still don’t know how that happened. It's a heady experience sitting on top of that wretched hill out of Luddesdown watching the others huff and puff their way up. Just goes to show - there's hope for us all. There was controversy over where to have post-walk snifters. Both establishments were patronised.

Anonymous said...

Just to add that there are a lot of vineyards being planted along the morning stretch. A sign of changing temperatures, perhaps?