‘Darent Days’ concluded with two very successful walks this month, each followed by convivial celebratory group meals in Dartford. A huge round of thanks to the walks leaders who braved the dismal weather earlier this year and ran the walks so well over the summer. A particularly special thank you to Anne for pulling all the walks plans together and editing the final copies, and to Kevin for making them so widely available through our own website. Particular thanks to Ralph for devising, documenting, and leading the original walks series ten years ago. In the words of the rousing old song, we’re truly ‘Happy When We’re Hiking!‘
One of the regular walkers has taken some excellent photographs of the Eastern Extent (5), Otford Orifice and Chalk Channel (6) and Shuttle Shuffle and Wyncham Stream Wander (8) walks.
Eastern Extent – Stage 5
Otford Orifice and Chalk Channel – Stage 6
Shuttle Shuffle and Wyncham Stream Wander – Stage 8
In 2007 Ralph Palfrey devised a long distance path of about 77 miles from Charing Cross, the official centre point of London, to Hastings seafront, passing all stations on the connecting railway line.
This second set of walks will be by a series of nine linear station to station stages. These are included in the public walks programme of Environment Bromley (EnBro) for 2017. Each walk will include a picnic lunch / pub stop, and will be repeated on the following Saturday, enabling each whole stage to be covered by two shorter stages over both dates if preferred.
Link to current proposal
We are very pleased to announce that the Walks 6 to 10 Information Pack is now available. You can download the content of the information pack to print yourself. If you purchased the initial set of Walks 1 to 5 you may obtain the remaining printed pages for free from the walks leaders. You can purchase the full printed pack for £3 from the walks leaders.
The web versions are also now complete.
We are pleased to announce the pdf versions of Daren’t Days walks 7 to 10 are now available on this website. The web versions will be available over the next few days.
We are pleased to announce that walk 6, Otford Orifice and Chalk Channel in the series has now been finalised.
We are pleased to announce that Walks 1 to 5 are now complete and you can download the individual walks details from the menu above or the preliminary version of the information pack here. You can purchase the pre-printed pack for £3 from the walks leaders and obtain the remaining printed pages for free when they are published.
Thanks to everyone for helping to compile the details of these walks and especially to Anne for editing everyone’s scribbles into a consistent format.
We are pleased to announce that the first four walks in the series have now been finalised. Copies of a Darent Days 2016 information pack will be available during each walk for £3.00, or can be downloaded and printed from these web pages.
The outlines of walks 5 to 10 for Darent Days have been uploaded. Note that these are all subject to change as the detailed descriptions are added.