Kent Scenic Woods and Parkland Trail - Saturday 24 May

Join us on a hike of scenic beauty across the woods and fields of western Kent. Our starting point will be the country town of Sevenoaks, which has the rare distinction of being named for its trees. Our trail will take us by the 'seven oaks', as well as beside a cricket ground that is arguably the world's oldest.

We will head into the countryside of Knole Park, the beauty of which pursuaded the Beatles to film promotionals there for 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Penny Lane'. We shall also pass by the medieval grandeur of Knole House, used as a location for the Scarlett Johansson movie, 'The Other Boleyn Girl'.

We will then hike along the Greensand Escarpment, with views stretching across two counties, on our way to another beautiful historic site, Ightham Mote, once described as "the most complete small medieval manor house in the country". From there we will return to Sevenoaks to end the day's adventure with food and drink in a local pub.

Meet: London Bridge train Station (main entrance, opposite M&S food outlet)  - 9.45 am (leaving on 10.09 train)

Price: £26 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top. Food and drinks in the pub are not included in the price 

Distance: 15 km/9 miles

Hike level: easy to medium

Estimated return time to London: by 9PM (please commit yourself for the full day)

Things to bring: hiking boots, waterproof clothing, hat and sunscreen, water, packed lunch to eat at half way, money for end of day pub dinner, camera, if you want to take some pictures

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  • Tania

    Such a lovely day with such a lovely group of people! Look forward to seeing you all soon!

    1 · May 26

  • Kieran

    Mist rising from wet grass warmed by the sun's rays. Fields of wheat, barley, and lavender. Stately homes and an oast house. There are some great memories from this trail. And we had fantastic people to share the sights with!

    May 25

  • Cerella

    Hi guys, I haven't received any email and I'm now at the station but I don't know where to meet up. Can you pls let me know?

    May 24

    • Cerella

      Which platform

      May 24

    • Cerella

      I'm already inside the gate. I don't think I can make it to join u. Can u pls let me know which platform? So I'll go there directly

      May 24

  • Clayton

    Apologies guys - I can't come today. I woke with a hacking cough in my chest, and I don't think hiking is going to help me overcome it. I will definitely partake in future hikes though. Have fun!

    May 24

  • Tania

    Hi everybody! I have just sent an email with our contact and other important info to all people on the YES list. Please do read this email 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

    May 21

    • Susana

      Hi tania I haven't received any email could re send it to me please.

      May 23

    • Tania

      Just did, Susana. Tania

      May 23

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