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)
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
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for drinks)
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 http://www.travelwatchdog.com/Travel%20Regs.htm/
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: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx