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Saturday, 4 January 2020

Saturday Walk Pluckley Circular (short extension version)

Pluckley Circular (short extension version) T=2.21

Length: 14.2km (9.3 miles) or 11.7km (7.3 miles) without the extension

"This is a gentle walk in a low lying area of Kent, with fields, orchards, a couple of ancient pubs (one allegedly the most haunted in England), and towards the end, a fine and unexpected view over the Kentish landscape."

Trains: Get the 0940 Dover Priory train from Charing Cross, London Bridge (0947) train arriving Pluckley 1053. Return trains are xx08 & xx38

Lunch: Black Horse Pluckley, (01233 840668). Located 7.8km (4.8 miles) into the walk, food served all afternoon until 9pm.

Tea: Dering Arms Located beside Pluckley station, this former hunting lodge is now a restaurant, for which booking is necessary, but you can also have drinks in its bar are.

1 comment:

JohnL said...

N=25, W=sunny, Despite only 7 Deg C it felt warm in the sun with clear blue skies. Muddy in places through the orchards but not too bad. Six walkers stopped at the Swan for lunch and a further 13 ate at the Black Horse. Both reported good food and efficient service. After lunch walkers took various routes and extensions back to the station. Looking back towards Pluckley with low angle of the afternoon sun was magical. A good start to the Saturday Walking year.