Two Castles Walk: Hever (Kent) - Sevenoaks

Sun 15th Feb 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
c.18ml.
Start Time
9:31
Route
Hever Stn

Depart London Bridge or Victoria to East Croydon then 9:05 to Hever. Frequent trains back from Sevenoaks. Lunch probably at Leigh (to be confirmed). Ldr Dave Williams

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Walk Report

Two Castles Walk: Hever - Sevenoaks, Sunday 15th February 2009
23 walkers, 18 miles - leader Dave Williams
22 or was it 23 mostly well-behaved souls turned up on a spring-like day at Hever. Conditions underfoot were needless to say rather muddy and boggy. The highlight of the morning for many was the short diversion to see the Chidingstone where in older days nagging wives were taken to be chastised! Because of the saturated ground we were forced to divert along the road & arrived at the pub in Leigh earlier than anticipated. Despite being rather slow to take the orders the service turned out much better than expected and we departed pretty much on time. The afternoon passed relatively uneventfully and we arrived back in Sevenoaks soon after 4.30 pm. Surprisingly I had one complaint that there wasn't enough mud - it just goes to show that there's no pleasing some people!! Incidentally this must be the first walk in LDWA history where the leader never actually made it to the front at any point!!!

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