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Knole Deer Park to Ightam Mote (Kent) (14.5km) Hike, Sat 24th May- £5

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Knole Deer Park to Ightam Mote, Kent (14.5km) Hike - Sat 24th May - £5

Come rain or shine this really is one of the most beautiful and varied walks you can do so close to London!

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*** Click here for pics from our 2012 hike here *** (http://www.meetup.com/uDare-London/photos/6474122/)
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The route takes us through the stunning Knole House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knole_House) deer park which offers some fantastic photo opportunities of the semi wild deer in wonderful surroundings.

We'll make our way past woods, brooks, ponds & orchards before reaching Ightham Mote (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ightham_Mote), a delightful 14th Century moated manor house. Here we'll stop around 12pm for an hour's lunch break. There is a restaurant offering Soups, hot & cold food/drinks. There is plenty of room to sit around outside, under cover & some nice gardens to explore for those that wish.

Setting off again around 1pm, the route back is quite different, taking a high route it involves some hills, winding higher through woods & with spectacular views over the Kent countryside.

Depending on our time and progress, we'll stop off in the tea rooms in the grounds of Knole House for a well deserved tea and cake if possible .

We'll arrive back in Sevenoaks around 4pm for some final refreshment before catching a return train to London.

Details for those travelling by train -

uDarers looking to join the groupsave will be catching the 09:19am train. Cost would be around £6 (normally £10.90) with a 50% discount where possible, according to numbers and logistics. Meet at 8.45am inside the main station outside upper crust by the benches. There are loads of building work happening so if you get lost, just give me a bell on[masked].

Details for those travelling by car -

Turn into 'Hitchen Hatch Lane' (directly opposite Sevenoaks station car park), there is a car park on your right as soon as you turn into the road. Please park up & all meet at Sevenoaks station over the road for the train's arrival at 9:42am.

What to bring:

*Water (+Hot flask if the weather is cold?)
*Waterproof jacket/trousers
*Appropriate clothing but at least a fleece just in case weather turns cold
*Hiking Boots
*Small backpack
*Snacks and a more substantial lunch if you prefer that to the pub lunch
*Money for food & drink
*A smile and general good vibe

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