Circular walk from Hollingbourne (Kent)

Sat 9th May 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Hollingbourne Stn (Kent)

Depart London Victoria 8:18. Pub or picnic lunch. Along North Downs and Greensand way in central Kent

Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Circular Walk from Hollingbourne, Saturday 9th May 2009
19 walkers, 20 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
19 of us gathered at Hollingbourne, some old, some new, Steve newly returned from China and a few yo-yos. According to Gordon it was a stylish bluebell walk, Dave Williams thought it was right at the top of the yo-yo league. One young lady was very excited at the prospect of being on a walk with me and happily announced at the end "that was the first time I've done it with Jerome". However I would not wish to embarrass her by saying who it was. Anyway the walk was 20 miles on a sunny but rather cool day at times so we kept warm by striding up the North Downs 3 times and of course coming down 3 times. The Woodland Trust have done an amazing job in opening up Hucking Wood with its bluebell carpets and that was our first loop. Then on the Pilgrims Way past the new statue and then over to the Ringlestone Inn for lunch. A loop to the north and east and then back down past Harrietsham and the third up and down loop through woods and rape fields. Laura confirmed that most of the way was different to the walk that Nicole had recently done in the area which was of course good planning. A very fine area and a lovely day.


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