Extra Walk 345 – Hever to Tonbridge
Length: 16½ km (10.3 miles). Toughness: 2/10 09:53
East Grinstead train from London Bridge
(Norwood Jct 10:05, East Croydon 10:09), changing at Oxted
(arr 10:33, dep 10:38) for the Uckfield train and arriving Hever
. Note that because of engineering works there are no train services between Victoria and East Croydon on Sunday.
There are four trains an hour back from Tonbridge
, at xx:07 & xx:37 for Victoria and xx:21 & xx:49 for Charing Cross.
Hever and Tonbridge are on different lines and no return ticket is guaranteed to work, but (for reasons too tortuous to repeat here) the walk's Transport section suggests a return to Leigh (Kent)
This is the continuation of Saturday's walk, the conclusion of the Eden Valley Walk
. It's a popular walking area and large chunks of this waymarked trail will be familiar from other SWC walks, though perhaps not the final section into Tonbridge.
You should reach the village of Penshurst between 12:30 & 12:45, where the Leicester Arms Hotel
and the Porcupine Pantry
(outside Penshurst Place) are available to refuel any non-sandwichers. At the end of the walk there are plenty of pubs, cafés and coffee shops in and around Tonbridge's High Street.
You'll need to bring the directions from this Hever to Tonbridge walk