London Victoria Railway Station, 115 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SJ , London
Join us for a walk which demonstrates just how close the countryside really is to London, and how easy it is to escape from the City and discover the beauty that Kent has to offer. This is a 10 mile walk that takes you through some of the hidden gems that can be found in West Kent.
Kent is known as the Garden of England and this route will show you why. We will pass through woods, fields, apple orchards and past the famous and distinctive oust houses that are scattered around the county and that were used for drying hops for the manufacture of beer. The highlights of this walk though are the medieval house of Ightham Mote, and the wonderful Knole Park, with it’s mansion and deer herds.
There is much to see on this beautiful walk, and we should see wildlife alongside superb vistas over the Weald of Kent from the magnificent Greensand Ridge.
This walk is moderate in difficulty, and while relatively long it does not go high and isn’t particularly challenging. It is, however, a real must do for active walkers and adventurers. The ground may be muddy, though, so appropriate footwear is a must.
The walk begins at Borough Green & Wrotham Railway Station and end its way through the Countryside before ending at Sevenoaks Railway Station where you can get your train back into London.
Length: 10 miles
Difficulty: Moderate 6/10
Meeting time: 09:50am
Meeting point: near the cafe Costa by platform 8 at London Victoria Station.
We will make our way to the platform at 10.10 a.m. If you are late I’m afraid we will not be able to wait and you will be missing the trip. Of course, if you want, you can try to catch up with us at the platform, but the host will be making sure the group gets on the right train, so you will have to figure out the way. Also, you will have to find another way of getting in as I will have your train ticket.
Train*: We will aim to take the 10:22 am the train from London Victoria arriving in Borough Green & Wrotham Railway Station at 11.04 am.
*Please note that as the rail network is very unreliable, those details might change depending on the train delays and we may take an earlier or later train. The decision might need to be taken by the leader on the spot to suit the group’s needs. If you do not arrive at the meeting time, we can not guarantee that you will be able to catch up with the group as the leader may not be able to update you about any changes – even if you call or message them, as sometimes the phone network might not be available and often they might be busy taking care of the group. Leader’s priority will always have to be the customers that arrived on time. We add the train details in order to help you out if you have problems getting to the meeting point on time, but take no responsibility for any changes – so the only way to ensure you do not miss out on the event is to arrive on time at the meeting point.
There is a cafe at Ightham Mote which is about half way around however it gets really busy so it`s safer to bring your own packed lunches.
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You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance, so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities that you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
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Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section
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