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Sunday, 24 November 2019

Historic places in the Darent valley

Sunday walk: Otford to Eynsford
Length: 14.1km (8.8 miles) Toughness: 5/10

10:25Ashford International train from Victoria (Bromley South 10:42) arriving at Otford at 11:00.

Return trains from Eynsford to Blackfriars, calling at numerous stations in south-east London are at xx:11 and xx:41 (journey time 53 mins). Change at Bromley South for a fast train to Victoria (total journey time 40 minutes).

This walk takes in several historic sites on a route in the Darent valley that runs through fields and woods and alongside the River Darent. From Otford it passes the unique Otford Solar System before traversing potentially muddy fields and climbing through woods before descending to lunch in Shoreham. An alternative start is suggested if recent weather conditions mean that the main route is likely to be exceptionally muddy. A further climb after lunch takes the route through Lullingstone Park before descending past Lullingstone Castle and Lullingstone Roman Villa to Eynsford, with an optional detour to the Eagle Heights Birds of Prey Centre.

At lunchtime you can choose between four pubs in Shoreham, including the King’s Arms (01969 523100), and the Two Brewers (01959 522800.

You will need to download the walk directions.



Anonymous said...

Aprox 8 of us walked today...rain held off...mud not too lunch at Ye old George Inn at Shoreham..most had roasts..we took shortcut by the Romans Villa to hop on the train...lovely day...

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