For 2018, we are running a number of public walks following The Pilgrim’s Way from Winchester to Otford in ten stages covering 93 miles. Each stage will be on a Saturday and repeated the following Saturday. The walks start a little earlier than previous years reflecting the time and distance to get to the start of these walks. It is planned to complete the Pilgrim’s Way in 2019 from Southwark Cathedral to Otford and then on to Canterbury.
Note there are engineering works on the first Saturday (5th May) at London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and Cannon Street that may affect your journey. Any changes to start times or further details of engineering works will be published on this website and the ENBRO Facebook page.
Not long to wait!
There will be a series of free public walks led by members of Environment Bromley, viewing all 39 Blue Plaques within the London Borough of Bromley during September and October 2017.
Details of Blue Plaque Bromley Borough Walks 2017
The first walk is on Saturday 9th September 10.30am. Meet at 25 Hayes Street, Hayes, below the plaque to William Pitt near ‘The George’ 119/146 bus stop.
The second group of walkers made their way to Hastings beach with the intrepid few paddling and swimming. Starting in early May and walking 80 miles to see the sea. Well done!
A big thank you to all the walks leaders, we couldn’t have done it without you. A special thank you to our editor and to Ralph Palfrey for devising the Hastings Line path.
We finally reached Hastings on Saturday where after a short paddle and the presenting of certificates we went for fish & chips on the sea-front. We travelled 80 miles in 9 stages and went through or passed all the stations. Well done everyone.
Two of our group were even brave enough to go for a quick swim!
Engineering Works on both dates – Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge are all closed.
On Saturday, 26 August, we will travel on the train departing Victoria 10:01, Bromley South 10:27, Orpington 10:35, Sevenoaks 10:44, arriving Tonbridge 10:52. Change there, stay on Platform 3 and take the 10:59, arriving Battle 11:42.
Return from Hastings at 17:09, 17:39, or 09 or 50 minutes after each hour thereafter. Change at Tonbridge and stay on Platform 2 for Sevenoaks, Orpington, Bromley South, Victoria.
On Saturday, 2 September, we will travel on the train departing Cannon Street 10:20, Orpington 10:40, Sevenoaks 10:50, Tonbridge 11:00, arriving Battle 11:42.
Return from Hastings at 16:50, 17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50, 19:50 to Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Cannon Street.
Very good walk (apart from the heavy shower shortly before lunch) with a total of 14 on the walk.
On this date, the repeat of Stage 8, there will be a rail replacement bus service between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, and a revised timetable. We will meet at Robertsbridge on arrival of the train due at 11:52 You can catch the train leaving Orpington 10:10, bus from Sevenoaks to Tonbridge, then dep. 11:19.
Alternatively, you can get the direct train departing London Bridge 10:23, East Croydon 10:41, Tonbridge 11:19, arr Robertsbridge 11:52.
Return from Battle at 16:04 or 16:27, bus from Tonbridge to Sevenoaks, arr. Orpington 17:38 or 18:08, etc. Or continue on train from Tonbridge to East Croydon and London Bridge, arriving 17:00, 17:30, etc.
As of 28 July, there are no planned train service disruptions on Saturday, 12 August.
Very successful Stage 7 week 1 walk … if a little wet! Luckily there was a friendly (and dry) pub near Robertsbridge station to welcome us.
The information sheets for Stage 8 and 9 of The Hastings Line 2017 have now been uploaded. there are no changes to the other files.
With these complete the next step to bring all the stages together and complete the full Information Pack.
For best results, use high quality printing and make sure the scaling is 100% – do not fit to printer margins or the map scales will shrink. Inkjet ink is likely to run if it gets damp – make photocopies if necessary.
Many thanks for the pictures below from our expert photographer.
Smilax Stage 6 Photos
or if you want to see the GPS tracking files
Reminder to take a picnic lunch for Stage 7 starting on Saturday!