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The Greensand Way Section 5 - Sevenoaks to Hurst Green

  • Jun 30, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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The journey so far

 

Section 5 – 17 miles

The end time given for this event is the approximate time of arrival at Hurst Green Station at the end of the hike.

Please read the Three Golden Rules of Joined Up Hiking.

Are you OK with those? All right, then you may continue...

We’re now into some really challenging hikes on the Greensand Way. There are four in a row that are very long and hilly. This is the first of them.

It’s uphill from Sevenoaks station to the town centre and on into the magnificent Knole deer park, where we veer round to continue our westward journey across the open country and then up and up into the woods and out for some more great views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Photo © Copyright Nigel Chadwick

We will stop at a pub for lunch where there are also nice picnic spots, so you can have a pub lunch or bring your own. Then it’s another eight and a half miles of rolling terrain, during which we see the last of the Kent countryside and enter Surrey to break into the second half of the Greensand Way.

There is a £1 charge payable to the organizer on the day.

Some general recommendations and tips.

 

Full Itinerary with Estimated Timings

Meet Up: Arrive between 8:45 and 9:05 at Charing Cross Station, by the railway ticket office. I will be wearing the floppy hat and moustache for recognition. Get into groups of 4 for buying tickets.

Buy Ticket: You need to get two singles, travelling out from Charing Cross and coming back to Victoria.

Single to Sevenoaks.  Price £11, down to £5.50 in a group of 4.

Single from Hurst Green to Victoria. Price £8.60, down to £4.30 in a group of 4.

The total return travel cost is £19.60, down to £9.80 in a group of 4.

Outward Travel: 9:23 a.m. train from Charing Cross Station platform 4 to Sevenoaks, arriving at 9:55 a.m.

Meet for Start of Hike: From 9:55 to 10:00 a.m. at Sevenoaks Station.

Part 1: 8.5 miles. 3 hours 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Stop: You can have lunch in the pub or a picnic on the village green, and drinks of course in the pub or garden.

Part 2: 8.5 miles. 3 hours 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Hike: Arrive at Hurst Green railway station by 18:15.

Return Travel: 18:26 from platform 1 to London Victoria. Journey time 43 minutes.


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  • Ash K

    Love the Greensand Way , anyway so it was good.

    July 1, 2013

  • cinzia

    thanks Chris and everybody because i was always the last of the group.. during our long walk

    P.S.
    see you ....if i will be still alive !

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A beautiful walk, with lovely people! Thanks Chris

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Chris and everyone for the walk today...lovely sunshine, great views and rolling hills. Hope to see you for the next section.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Carmen

    Great people and great place, I love it

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • kay

    Sorry for last minute pulling out. Still on way back from picking my daughter up from York uni. Hope walk is as enjoyable as the others and it keeps fine for you all

    June 29, 2013

  • Suzanna

    Really sorry for late cancellation but I have to work!

    June 29, 2013

  • Christopher

    Hi everyone,

    It looks like great weather tomorrow! Make sure you have sun protection. And a reminder that you can't access the meetup website in the morning. Take my number in case you need it - 07971357104.

    See you at Charing Cross or Sevenoaks tomorrow.

    Christopher

    1 · June 29, 2013

    • cinzia

      see u Mr Chris !

      June 29, 2013

  • Alison

    Hi. Will go from London Bridge so meet at Sevenoaks.

    June 29, 2013

  • katrine

    Is it possible to make a late sign up for this, Christopher? :-)

    June 28, 2013

    • Christopher

      I wish it were, but even with the late cancellations the group will probably be as big as I can manage.

      June 28, 2013

    • katrine

      Ahh ok

      June 29, 2013

  • Shri

    Turns out I'm working tomorrow and sleeping in Sunday looks more enticing...

    June 28, 2013

  • cinzia

    will be a long walk but I come :(
    poor ...my feet

    June 28, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Sorry, I can't make it now. I'll get back out on another walk with you lot eventually! Have fun!

    June 25, 2013

  • Patricia

    Sorry guys, have a whole day dancing at the Hard Rock Calling on Sat. Have a great time

    June 24, 2013

    • Christopher

      Advance warning Patricia: no rocking round the clock on July 27th. 19 miles the next day.

      June 24, 2013

    • Patricia

      oh noooooo!!!!! I'm flying to Sarajevo with Nick's group. Looks like I only hike with snow, rain and mud...

      June 24, 2013

  • Lily

    Hi Christopher, can you please remove my +1 guest as I am no longer bringing one! Thanks.

    June 24, 2013

  • Rebecca

    My first hike with the group, so I'm looking forward to it : )

    June 15, 2013

  • Ginette

    Sorry ..... RSVP the WRONG date .... Apologies! x

    June 12, 2013

  • Paula M.

    Hi, alas can't make the walk on the 30th but will look out for the next one.

    June 10, 2013

  • Nita K.

    Looks like a good prep for my Stonehenge to Avebury walk in September. Thanks to Elsie for bringing to my attention.

    June 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your welcome ;)

      June 10, 2013

  • Faith A

    Hi. I live near to sevenoaks so will meet you guys at sevenoaks station.

    June 10, 2013

  • cinzia

    17 miles.....:0 !

    1 · June 5, 2013

    • cinzia

      Martin that s true is 2 much 4 me :) ...then no pencils no papers 2 heavy....

      June 6, 2013

    • cinzia

      Patty ....cards ?? ahhah yes can we play cards

      June 6, 2013

  • Anna

    +

    June 2, 2013

  • Patricia

    I won't miss this one. Really missing my joined up hikes

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sad I'm away for this section - roll on the next one!

    2 · June 2, 2013

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