Darenth Valley Circular

Sun 1st Jul 2012

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
09.26
Route
Eynsford stn. Dep 08.36 from Victoria

River, woods, fields and hills - and golf courses!
Lunch at Stansted and afternoon tea at Otford Return trains - 2 per hour

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Darenth Valley Circular, Sunday 1st July 2012
23 walkers, 22 miles - leader Lonica Vanclay
22 walkers joined me for a Darenth Valley circular walk. The rain only rained for half an hour or so and by the afternoon it was lovely. The valleys and hills were very green and the poppies and other flowers as well as the nettles were out in force. We headed east then south for an early (and rather slow) lunch in Stansted; then on to the North Downs and westwards down into Otford. We were all tempted by the tea shop there (where I found myself helping to waitress to help speed things up) and given the enticement of England playing football that evening as well as the Tour de France some took the shorter flatter route back to Eynsford with Gordon; others climbed the ridge on the west side of the valley to make sure we got a few more feet of ascent in as well as some good views before descending back down to the valley and returning to Eynsford.

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