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Otford in the rain

With a storm threatening and the certainty that there would be rain, clouds and wind as a prelude we set off for Otford, a place we have intended to visit in the past.  We arrived  under cloud and rain, parked … Continue reading

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Village on the hill – Egerton

We rolled up at The George, parked, apologised and threatened to return for a lunch, spoke to a local who suggested some walks and doddered off.  The first encounter was with a local man and his cat.  He told us … Continue reading

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Darent Valley – Horton Kirby

With predictions of cloud and rain and the Eurovision contest looming to spoil the day we set off to Farningham and stopped after a drive up Wrotham Hill, past Brands Hatch at the Red Lion where we had drink and … Continue reading

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In search of Bluebells – Ightham Village

It is bluebell time – that means looking for swathes of the things in coppiced woods and wherever they are likely to grow. We headed for Ightham Mote where we intend to walk the woods and gorge on the sight of millions of bluebells as well as have a good walk. Instead we stopped in the village of Ightham, parked the car in the village car park and took a stroll around. Continue reading

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Dodging the Dog Turds

There was so many doggie doo’s along that stretch of the public footpath we were forced to look where we put our feet. The law is that you got a dog, it drops its shit in a public place – you pick it up Moron! Half the path was a treacherous trap for the unwary. Yuk! We came to the conclusion that Borden was a pretty village and that the walk to Oad Street had a lot to offer. Continue reading

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Wouldham – a walk to the woods.

The village of Wouldham on the Medway River until now was a place we rarely thought to visit. It was cold but we discovered other places to walk and quite enjoyed getting out of our ‘comfort zone’ that has kept us more or less confined to exploring favourites. Wouldham is not an attractive looking place, but then neither is Burham or Eccles close by, but when we finished up we were quite impressed with the village. Continue reading

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Worth the look – a brief visit to Worth

This year – 2012 – 13 we have had some warmer days although this year so far our Saturday walks have been a mixture of mostly cold days interspersed with wet and cold, and some pleasant days with sunshine. The trip to Worth provided none of these comforts. But all in all the short visit was worth it. Continue reading

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Meopham Green – too early for cricket

Meopham is not far from Camar Country park, and is within walking distance of Trosley park and within easy driving distance of the Darent Valley. However, Meopham is one of those stations on the Southern line which you can pass through without thinking anymore about the place except that you are either closer to London or further away. Continue reading

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Famous Folly in Farningham

Although it was cold we had a pleasant walk along the river and discussed paying another visit later in the year to explore further downstream until perhaps we meet too much urban sprawl and give up. Continue reading

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Walking the Stour

On the Stour Walk there is a pathway leading to the river from close to the Park and Ride which mets the walkway a mile up from Canterbury. As this was an afternoon walk more or less we decided on the up-river walk to Chartham knowing that as a new experience we would want to stop and look, and explore with perhaps a brisk walk back. Continue reading

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