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The North Downs Way (11.5miles) Turkey, Mince pie, Mulled wine burning off walk.

The start and end of the walk are inside Zone 6,
so you can use a 1 day Travel card or an Oyster card.

The North Downs way is a long distance footpath through Surrey to the Kent Coast at Dover. It is 156 miles long, including a loop via Canterbury at the eastern end.

Join us for a Turkey, Mince pie, Mulled Wine burning off walk.

This walk follows a section of the North Downs Way (NDW) south east of London, along the edge of the North Downs Escapement. The walk is very rural despite starting and finishing in "Zone 6". It has fine views to the south, and some pretty woods.

The walk starts in Caterham (on the edge of zone 6) and heads south along a ridge to join the North Downs Way (NDW). We will end the walk at the Tally Ho pub (Postcode: TN14 7NT - Junction of Main Road and Stoneings Lane) in Knockholt before taking the bus from outside the pub to Orpington  Station for our return journey to London Bridge.


Level: Intermediate - Fast Pace (6/10)

Length: 11.5 miles (18.5km)

Duration: 8hrs

Start: Caterham

Finish: Orpington

Lunch: Packed Lunch/Snacks


Meeting Time: 8.00am.

Train departs from London Bridge at 08.20 and arrives at Caterham at 08.56am. Returning to London Bridge at 18.40.

Meet: We will meet at the Tooley Street enterance next to the coffee stand, leading to platforms 1-6).

Please see link below:

RAIL TRAVEL - The start and end of the walk are inside Zone 6 - so you can use a 1 day Travel card or an Oyster card.

Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:


Cost: £7.50 per person (NBH costs and organiser's fee).


NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.


Things to bring:

Packed Lunch / Snacks / Water

Walking shoes / Boots
Head/Hand torch
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops (layers)
Spare clothing
Money (cash for drinks)
Camera (optional)

Natural Born Hikers operate within:

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

For more information:

Look at the following site for the simplified explanation


IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates:

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  • Ellen

    Very lovely walk and fun atmosphere. The view was fantastic :) Thanks for organizing this!!

    January 13, 2014

  • Haren T.

    A great walk and first good stretch of the legs in 2014! really nice meeting everyone.

    January 13, 2014

  • Liz K.

    Great day, lovely walking route with lovely people. Really enjoyed it.

    January 12, 2014

  • Harriet

    Good trek...distance was good and it certainly worked off some calories. Good stopping points to regroup and get a second wind!

    January 12, 2014

  • Lucy

    A great day - challenging walking, just what I needed!

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyable day.

    January 12, 2014

  • Barbara

    Great walk with lovely people :)))

    January 12, 2014

  • Marta

    Challenging yet enjoyable!

    January 12, 2014

  • Leszek C.

    A very nice day indeed!

    January 11, 2014

  • JonSea

    Great walk with awesome people

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great walk, great bunch of people. thanks for a great day

    January 11, 2014

  • Aidan

    Excellent and well organised

    January 11, 2014

  • Jess H

    Hi Michael, we live in SE London so will get the train direct to Caterham. See you there at 9am :-)

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • FionaF

    Hi Michael,
    I'm really sorry but we are going to have to bow out tomorrow. I think it might be too late for others to take our place and I apologize for that, but maybe not. Hope to see you all on another hike soon!
    Best, F

    January 10, 2014

    • Michael.

      Hi Fiona, i'm sorry to hear you can't make it and look forward to seeing you very soon on another event.

      January 11, 2014

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