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.
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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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