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 during 2019 in the afternoons of the last Sunday in each month but due to declining numbers of Society members participating in these events the formal programme of walks will stop after the January 2020 walk. In the meantime, all  walks will start promptly at 14:00 unless otherwise indicated. Reminders will be 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 please contact Nick Umney (). 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 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)

This will be the last official walk in the programme for the foreseeable future. The declining numbers of Society members participating in these events have led the Sevenoaks Society Committee to the conclusion that the Walks programme should be discontinued.  Walk number 60  will start 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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