Greensand Way 10 : Pluckley to Ashford walk
Greensand Way Stage 10 - pretty orchards and woods, commons with a bog, Godinton Park, then the Great Stour River into Ashford
16.4 km (10.2 mi) with 152 metres of ascent
25.8 km (16.0 mi) if you continue on the next stage to finish the Greensand Way in Ham Street
|Toughness||3 out of 10|
This is the 10th stage of the Greensand Way - from Pluckley to Ashford
The route starts along a link route through pastures to Pluckley village, where you pick up the Greensand Way proper. You then pass through a sequence of orchards to Little Chart and continue through a variety of interesting and pretty landscapes, from pastures, woods, commons and bogs to the very large Godinton Park Estate to Great Chart. The walk finishes with an acceptable urban stretch along another link route into Ashford's centre, following the Stour Valley Walk, largely through parks and along the Great Stour river, to Ashford International station.
You could combine this stage with the next one, and walk all the way to Ham Street to finish the Greensand Way. This avoids a 3.9 km spur each way to/from Ashford Station, but makes it a 26.5 km (16.5 mi) walk.
Catch a direct train to Pluckley. Buy a day return to Ashford International. Pluckley is 1 stop before Ashford.
Ham Option: Buy a ticket to Ham, which is 1 stop beyond Ashford International.
This walk is one of 11 stages of the Greensand Way - a regional long distance path in the Southeast of England
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Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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