20-Jul-19 • Ian_Harding on Flickr

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20-Jul-19 • Ian_Harding on Flickr

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Greensand Way 11 : Ashford to Ham Street walk

Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending

Status Draft - under construction!
Length 10 miles (16.3 km)
Toughness 2 out of 10 (50m of ascent)
Walk Notes

This is the 11th and final stage of the Greensand Way - from Ashford to Ham Street.

The morning of this walk is unavoidably dull. It starts by heading west through Ashford's suburbs to regain the route from the previous stage, and then circles around the outskirts of Ashford. The afternoon is much, much nicer, countryside again, to the pretty village of Ham Street.

Author's note. This walk is only included for people who wish to do every step of the Greensand Way by public transport. If you choose 1 stage of it to skip, make it this one! It would be much nicer to have merged it with the previous stage from Pluckley, but that would have been far too long. Do have a look at the route on the OS map page. I did look at a shortcut, due south from Ashford Station to regain the Greensand Way south of Ashford, but could find no suitable route. Suggestions welcome!


Catch a direct train (normal or high speed) to Ashford. Buy a day return to Ham Street.

Lunch to do
Tea to do
Greensand Way

This walk is one of 11 stages of the Greensand Way - a regional long distance path in the Southeast of England

  • Surrey Council have several leaflets of the Surrey (west) part of the route with OS mapping and directions (but not accomodation or public transport information) available from their website
  • Kent Council have an online book with instructions and map extracts of their (east) half of the route.
  • The original guidebook to the walk is long out of print and hard to get. It did have OS mapping (with the contours removed!). In any case, the route has had many small changes in the meantime.
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By Train

Out (not a train station)

Back (not a train station)

By Car

Start TN23 1EZ Map Directions Return to the start:

Finish TN26 2DU Map Directions Travel to the start:

Map Walk This walk requires an OS map and a compass or GPS for navigation. You can print out OS maps using the link above.

National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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