Tag Archives: Kent

The hidden gem – Saint Mary’s Platt

  Lying four square on the A25 before reaching Borough Green in the region of Great Comp gardens is the village of Saint Mary’s Platt, known as Platt in the Parish of Platt.  You pass through it noting, if you … Continue reading

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Old Bayham Abbey – a borderline experience

  It features briefly on TV4 so I was told and when you walk its greensward and gaze at the ruins you stroll from Kent into Sussex and back again.   Old Bayham Abbey ruins are impressive and on a … Continue reading

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Ambling Around Ashford

Ashford in the farming heart of Kent was a place we had always tried to avoid.  It was one of those towns that had a reputation for being dull, boring and not at all worth a visit, unless you were … 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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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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