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Saturday, 8 February 2020

Saturday Walk: Lenham to Charing

8.3 miles / 13.3 km

A walk in a quiet area of the North Downs.

Trains: 09:25 London Victoria (09:42 Bromley South), arrives at Lenham 10:38.  Return trains from Charing at xx:41.  Buy a day return to Charing.

Lunch: The Plough Inn, Stalisfield Green (01795 890256), food served til 2:30pm.

The Mulberry Tea Rooms at Charing are open until 4pm.  If you wait until 6pm you can get a drink at the Bookmakers Arms.



Anonymous said...

You can extend this walk to 9miles as per instruction, more by map.

Sean said...

The 9 mile option (Lenham to Hollingbourne) is really a different walk, as it heads off in the opposite direction after just 2.7 km (40 minutes).

Another way of extending the posted walk would be to follow it until just before the standard ending in Charing, then return to Lenham along the North Downs Way (a total walk of around 20-21 km). That variation has actually been posted twice in the dim and distant past. There are no written instructions but the NDW is well waymarked and you can simply reverse a short chunk of the outward route when you get near to Lenham.

Or you could do the Fleet walk...

Anonymous said...

n=21, 18 on the platform and 3 in the car park. 4 University of Ohio students who are on an exchange program in London joined us. They were recommended by their tutor to our walk. A very nice walk especially in the afternoon when sun came out as forecast. The path was a bit muddy and stiles sometimes wobbly. 12 dined at the Plough Inn, really good quality food especially if you opted for specials on the black board. Service here was a bit slow but it was well worth the wait. Fish & Chips also looked good. Afternoon was a short walk. One was determined to get to the Mulberry Tea Rooms before 3:30pm to satisfy the long suppressed desire. Several followed. Tea, Cream tea, pie... we had, then off to catch 4:41 train, the full moon was with us all the way back to London.