Circular on and around the North Downs Way

Sat 4th Apr 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
8:55
Route
Bearsted Stn

22ml with 800m ascent. Start Bearsted Stn 8:55. Depart London Victoria 7:48. Return trains at 29 & 52 min past the hour. Pub lunch at the Ringlestone Inn in Harrietsham or picnic. Return via Leeds Castle. Map Exp 148. Ldr Nicole Carbonara See Info Profile Photographs

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Walk Report

Circular on and around the North Downs Way, Saturday 4th April 2009
14 walkers, 22 miles - leader Nicole Carbonara
Despite a gloomy weather forecast, thirteen fit, strong and fast walkers joined me for this walk on and around the North Downs. After a dry start, drizzle came in and also a bit of light rain at times but soon it was dry again and the afternoon was sunny. Weather was perfect as all the tough climbing was done in the fresh morning, except that the lovely views from the hills were misty. We stopped for just under one hour at the pub, warming ourselves around the wood fire and we enjoyed a short "tea" stop in the sun, gazing on Leeds Castle. A future new member was trying us and we hope that he'll decide to join so that we can enjoy again his company in our walks. Results from my GPS: trip odometer 21.9miles; movement time 5 hours 56 minutes; stop time 1 hour 9 minutes; movement average 3.4mph, which is not bad considering the 800m steep ascent.

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