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Kent Orchard and Forest Trail - Saturday 28 June

Join us as we explore a route of outstanding beauty across orchards, woods, and picture postcard villages in Kent. Our trail will take us through scenic Cobham Park, once walked by Charles Dickens who lived nearby.

From there we will cross the North Downs, hiking through the area's magnificent forests. The trail will take us as far as the mysterious lost village of Dode, abandoned in the 14th century.

On our way back we will stop by picturesque Holly Hill, the highest point of the walk. We will then celebrate the day's adventures with some well deserved food and drink at a local country pub.

Meet: London Victoria Railway Station - inside the station, near Monsoon shop. It is not far from platforms 10 and 11. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/VIC/plan.html?rtnloc=VIC

Meeting time: 9.30AM (for 9.58 train)

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

Distance: 15 kms/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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  • Dipika

    Had a fun day, thank you to you all especially Tania and Keith you make great guides

    June 30, 2014

    • Kieran

      Keith is my alter ego :)

      June 30, 2014

    • Dipika

      oh dear, I meant Kieran!

      July 1, 2014

  • Kieran

    A medieval priests' college, a mysterious mausoleum, and a lost village were all to be found in amongst the orchards, woods, and flower meadows on this trail. And that's not to mention our stop at one of Charles Dickens' favourite haunts. A very big thank you to everyone who ignored the forecast and enjoyed the sunshine with us in the Kentish countryside. You were fantastic company!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Tania

    What a lovely day! I think I have never seen that many various flower before on any previous hikes. Great people too!

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Martin M.

    Thanks Tania and Kieran, the hike was brilliant. I really enjoyed it!

    3 · June 29, 2014

  • rosy a.

    Think you ! You guys rock ! :)

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Tania,
    I am not feeling well, and I had low energy levels all week. It is a shame, as I really wanted to come.

    June 28, 2014

  • Tania

    Hi guys, I have just sent an email with my contact information to all people on the YES list. If you have not received my message, please email me via the web-site. Thanks. Tania, organiser

    June 26, 2014

    • Tania

      Yes, sure - places are available

      June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not very well - apologies - I've emailed you. Have a great time.

    June 27, 2014

  • Maria

    Hi, I booked up to this walk and no dont think I'll be able to make it any longer :( Anyone interested in buying my place from me? Thanks, Maria

    June 27, 2014

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