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Seddlescombe Geese, Mods and Rockers

  Seddlescombe on the road from Hawkhurst to Hastings was one of the places we rode through on our motorcycles in the days when the Mods and the Rockers were creating the setting for the movie Quadrophenia.   It was … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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