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SWC Free Walk 101, Ramsgate to Margate, Part 2. 21/9/10.
Continuing on from East Cliff, Broadstairs, along the cliff tops to Foreness Point, then descending slowly down into Margate.
SWC Free Walk 115, Moreton-in-Marsh Circular.16/5/11.
A lovely, peaceful walk in the Northern Cotswolds. 'Officially', 12.3 miles but this walker recorded 15.9 on the 'standard' walk. This is a 'map walk' and requires associated skills. From Moreton, the walk follows the 'Diamond way', via Aston Magna, and other paths to lunch in Paxford. The walking is relatively flat and easy-going. After lunch, it's easy-going to Broad Campden and then a steady incline to join the 'Heart of England Way'. This takes the walker on to the lovely village of Blockley, and the descent across relatively level fields back into Moreton. This was one of the few walks that I've done in this series that wasn't disturbed by aircraft noise - delightful! Well worth the trip out from Paddington.
SWC Free Walk 138, Chilham Circular. 9/2/13.
This delightful 9.7 miler on the Kentish Downs incorporates a variety of scenery and provided welcome respite from muddier, lower level walks recently, though the brown stuff wasn't completely absent today. Shortly after leaving the station and crossing over The Stour, there's a steady ascent across fields and then along field margins, flitting between The Stour Valley Walk and other paths. There's a nice section of woodland walking in Eggringe Wood, one of the muddier sections of the walk, before descending for a possible lunch break at the Sole Street hostelry, which was closed today. This walker chose to refuel with some delightful views across the Crundale Downs. Refreshed, there's another section of woodland walking prior to a descent into Eggarton, and so on to Godmersham Park, the former home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward. The finale is a walk across fields and then along a quiet B road into the pretty village of Chilham, with its Tudor buildings and stately home. (The tit seen just prior to lunch is believed to be a Marsh, and not a Willow, though they are difficult to separate).
SWC Free Walk 4, Merstham to Tattenham Corner. 18/11/12
A delightful walk of around 10 miles on the southern fringes of London. Starting out from Merstham station, which is just beyond zone 6, the walker is soon on the North Downs Way and into Gatton Park, which was landscaped by 'Capability Brown'. The hum of the M25 is never far away on this section, but as the walker ascends into woodland, so the hum diminishes, and there are some lovely views to compensate. The M25 is soon crossed for a possible lunch stop in the village of Mogador, and the drone is soon left behind. Crossing over Banstead Heath, the walker soon reaches familiar territory (Free Walk ) at Walton on the Hill, where lunch is had. Thereafter, the walk crosses over Walton Downs to reach Epsom Downs racecourse, and the short walk to the zone 6 station at Tattenham Corner. Another excellent shorter walk for the winter/spring months that affords some fine views and little financial outlay; just the tonic for these austerity times!
Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 19, Hever to Leigh. 1/ 2/10.
Another 9 miles through the 'Garden of England', passing two castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, and the National Trust village of Chiddingstone. (Mobile phone quality).
Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 21, Leigh to Sevenoaks. 18/12/11.
Probably my last walk of 2011...a shortish walk for a short day. Around nine miles through the undulating hills of Kent. From Leigh (pronounced, 'Lie'), it's mainly walking across fields, and a few woods, to the lunchtime stop at the village of Underriver. By this time, almost two-thirds of the walk has been completed. After lunch, there's a steady climb up to around 200 metres to join the Greensand Way and the walk into The National Trust's Knole Park. After sampling some lovely parkland (no deer today, but the resident parakeets were about), it's on through Sevenoaks to the station. A very pleasant walk for a short day. Can be quite muddy in places, particularly when the farmers plough the footpath away!
Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 3, Netley to Botley, Part 1. 21/11/10.
Around 9 miles from Netley, Hampshire, to Botley on the other side of the River Hamble. Initially passing through Royal Victoria Country Park, then along the rather industrial shoreline of Southampton Water, through the woods of Hamble Common and on to the infamous pink ferry at Warsash. Part 1 finishes for lunch on the opposite bank of the Hamble.
Time Out Walks, Book 1, Walk 30, Wivenhoe Round Walk. 6/9/09.
An interesting 8.7 mile walk in Essex that involves a ferry crossing over the Colne. This means that the walk is only really possible at weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays between Easter and the end of October when the ferry operates. (Mobile phone quality).
Time Out Walks, Book 2, Walk 27 (Part): Polegate to Eastbourne, Part 1.24/5/10.
Around 12 miles of walking from inland Sussex to the sea; firstly, across farmland to the smuggling village of Jevington before ascending onto the South Downs.
Epping Forest Centenary Walk: Manor Park to Epping.
Music: Epping Forest by The Broadside Band.
TOCW1 Walk 50: Yalding to Borough Green.
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