Eden Valley Woods and Meadows Trail - Saturday 3 May

Join us on a scenic trail though the woods and pastures of the beautiful Eden Valley in Kent. Starting in the historic village of Edenbridge with its medieval timber buildings, our adventure will take us east across picturesque meadows downstream on our way to the mysterious Chiding Stone. A naturally occuring rocky outcrop, the stone was once used as a boundary marker for an ancient tribe that held forth in the valley.

Owned entirely the National Trust, the surrounding settlement of Chiddingstone has been described as a "perfect surviving example of a Tudor village". The beauty of the area is such that it has been used as a location for films including A Room with a View with Helena Bonham-Carter and the Monty Python team's Wind in the Willows.

Passing across the neighbouring gentle hills we shall head into an alluring mix woods and fields to the south. There we shall encounter the rolling lands of the Boleyn family whose most famous daughter, Anne, married Henry VIII and helped spark the Reformation that changed England forever.

After our day's adventures we will head to a country pub for a well deserved reward of food and drink.

Meet: London Bridge Railway Station (inside the station, main entrance, by M&S food shop)

Meeting time:  10.00 am (leaving on 10.36 train)

Price: £26 (includes transport and guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top. Price does not include meals and drinks

Distance: 15 km/9 miles

Hike level: easy to medium

Expected return in London: 9PM

Things to bring: water, packed lunch, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, camera - if you would like to take some pictures, money for end of day pub dinner

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  • Rob B.

    Nice meeting you all, hope to see you on another Kate M and the rest.

    May 6, 2014

  • Juliet V.

    Tania and Ciaran are super organised and it was a really nice, assortment of people. I really recommend their trips... such nice people (on such a nice day!)

    May 5, 2014

  • Kieran

    It's a great pleasure navigating a new trail and this one was especially beautiful, helped of course by some glorious spring weather and some fantastic people!

    May 5, 2014

  • Tania

    Wow! Fantastic photos, guys! Thanks for uploading!

    May 5, 2014

  • Tania

    The weather was on our side, with the sun shining all the way! It was a beautiful day, guys. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

    May 5, 2014

  • Stefano Red E.

    It was nice to walk with all you guys! I look forward to the next event!

    May 5, 2014

  • Neeta

    A beautiful day topped off with cider in the pub! Thanks for organising guys!

    May 4, 2014

  • Mary

    I really enjoyed this first walk. Well organised, beautiful trail and fun people. Pub stop was a nice addition, too. Look forward to many more.

    May 4, 2014

  • Karen A.

    Fantastic day - looking forward to the next one!

    May 4, 2014

  • Edita

    Another lovely hike and lovely people. Thanks Tania and Kieran and everyone!

    May 4, 2014

  • Rooban

    Was my first meetup walk as well. Thank you to Tania and Kieran for organising an excellent walk! Was very nice to meet everyone on the walk as well, hopefully see some of you on future walks :)

    May 3, 2014

  • Diane L.

    It was my first walk and I had a great day...thanks

    May 3, 2014

  • greer

    Thanks so much for today - had a wonderful walk through beautiful Kent. Signing up for the next walk now...

    May 3, 2014

  • Tania

    Hi everybody! I have just sent an email with our contact and other important info to all people on the YES list. Please read it and print out (if you can) the safety and menu section of the message.
    If for any reason you have not received my email (it will be sent to your email account which you use for logging into meetup.com), please contact me directly via the site. See you soon! Tania

    April 30, 2014

    • Tania

      I've re-sent it to you. Tania

      May 2, 2014

  • Karen A.

    Whereabout at London Bridge station are we meeting? Thanks.

    April 29, 2014

    • Tania

      We meet inside the station, main entrance, by M&S food shop. Thanks for pointing this out, Karen - I have just added it to the trip description. Tania, organiser

      April 29, 2014

  • Agnes

    Can't wait

    March 9, 2014

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