Book 2 Walk 16: Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway T=2.16
Distance: 13 Miles or 21 km for those more metrically minded
Difficulty: 7 out of 10
Train: Take the 10:08 AM Uckfield train from London Bridge, arriving at Hurst Green at 10:40. Return trains from Penshurst are at 17:27; 18:27; 19:27; 20:27; 21:21 and 22:21. Buy a day return to Penshurst.
This classic bluebell walk has not been posted on a Saturday for a while – so, with the bluebells starting to emerge thought it was the perfect time to give it an outing. It is a very enjoyable walk through light woodland largely following the Greensands Way with lovely views off to the south. You also pass by Chartwell
, the former home of Winston Churchill now owned by the National Trust. You can find more information about the walk and download the walk instructions here
The recommended lunch spot is the Fox & Hounds
(01732 750 328) at Toys Hill (7 miles/11 km into the walk) which serves food until 3:00pm and a few kilometers further on is the Cock Inn
(01732 750 310) at Ide Hill (8 miles/13 km) which serves food all day. Large groups should call ahead and/or disperse between the two options.
Tea and other late afternoon refreshments can be had at the Little Brown Jug
conveniently positioned within a stone’s throw of Penshurst Station.
Enjoy the walk!