Group Walks

walks1dThe popular country walks are open to all. They take place on the last Sunday of each month and are led by an experienced guide. For times and details, see below.

walks1cBelow is the current programme. The walks are normally between four and six miles in length, lasting for about two and a half hours, and starting and finishing at the same point. Children are welcome, as are dogs so long as kept under control.

Do get in touch with Nick or Lydia Umney if you wish to be notified by email of forthcoming walks, have any queries, or wish to lead a walk. or

 

 

Afternoon Walks start at 2.00pm on Sundays. Combination walks start at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. See below.

Our walking guides continue to sell well. Out of 3000 copies that we have had printed there are just 770 remaining. No problems with footpaths have been reported in recent months, but that may change when the brambles start growing!

Sevenoaks Society Walks Programme 2019 –  2020 

The walks programme will continue in the afternoons of the last Sunday in each month. All walks start promptly at 14:00 unless otherwise indicated. Reminders are sent out a week ahead to those on the walks email list. If you are not on this list already but would like to receive walks reminders or if you would like to request or lead a particular walk please contact us (details below). Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome on the walks. Copies of the walks booklets can be obtained from a variety of outlets including Sevenoaks Bookshop.

 Sunday 25 August 2019 (Walk 62)

This is a new walk recently introduced by Nick White and forms part of Volume 6 of the Society’s Walks published in 2018. Velma Keys will lead this walk.

Meet at the entrance to West Peckham at the junction of Mereworth Road, Church Road and Forge Lane in time for a prompt 14:00 start. The walk heads North West on Stan Lane to Bo-peep Shaw then to Yotes Court, Wold's End Wood, Swanton Valley, and Hurstwood before returning via Rat's Castle and Gover Hill to Oxenhoath, Court Lodge Farm and West Peckham. The walk is 5 miles in length and is moderately hilly.

Sunday 29thSeptember 2019 (Walk 64)

Another recently published walk starting at 14:00 from the Bell at Golden Green, TN11 0BD (OS map reference TQ639483) proceeding along the River Bourne to Pierce Mill and thence via lanes and field paths to East Peckham, before returning along the banks of the River Medway to East Lock and Golden Green. The walk is 6.25 miles in length and flat.

Sunday 27thOctober 2019 (Walk 58)

Velma Keys will lead this walk. 

Meet in time for a 14:00 start at the entrance gate to Shipbourne Churchyard adjacent to the A227 (TN11 9PE OS map reference 591522).  The walk proceeds from Shipbourne to West Green Farm via Twelve Acre Plantation  and then through to Coldharbour in Hildenborough. We return via Cataract Cottage and back to West Green Farm.  It is fairly flat walking mainly open country but also a bit of woodland and some almost road-like walking near Cataract Cottage. The walk is 5 miles in length. It may be muddy in parts.

Sunday 24thNovember2019 (Walk 65)

Meet at Smiths Lane, Crockham Hill (TN8 6RG, OS map reference TQ 442506) in time for a 14:00 start. The walk, which is 6 miles in length with some gentle hills, heads south west via Old Dairy Farm to Troy Town, then north west to Bachelors Farm and Gullivers before returning, north, then east, via  Moat Farm and Trevereux to Crockham Hill.

There is no walk in December

Sunday 26th January 2020 (Walk 60)

We continue to explore Volume 6 of The Sevenoaks Society’s walks with walk number 60  starting  from The Kentish Rifleman at Dunk’s Green (TN11 9RU, OS map reference TQ612526) at 14:00. The walk, which is five miles in length, with some gentle hills, heads initially north then east to Peckham Hurst before turning briefly south and then west to follow the Greensand Way back to Dunk’s Green.  

 

Nick and Lydia Umney

  

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