Wye to Etchinghill
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Start time: 10:40
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)
Strenuous 11.5 miles / 18.5 km
One of the most strenuous sections of the North Downs Way but with outstanding views. A steep ascent to Wye Crown, then fairly level past the Devil's Kneading Trough. Dips down to Stowling and Staple Farm before climbing again to Farthing Common, finally ascending to view the village of Postling and glimpse the English Channel. Picnic lunch and then pub at end. Mobile on the day only: 07952 839653.
Depart Charing Cross 9.10 or St Pancras International 9.34 (change at Ashford); return from Etchinghill (Gatekeeper pub). 17 bus to Folkestone Central for return train to London. You probably need to buy two single tickets (to Wye and return from Folkestone). The train from St Pancras is high speed and therefore more expensive.
Map: Explorer 138
Wye Railway Station
Grid reference: TR048469
Nearest postcode: TN25 5HB
Start time: 10:40
This is a linear walk
Suitability: No car needed
Surroundings: Open country, Hill, Farmland
For each walk, we meet at places easily reached by public transport from London. Walks last from a morning to a whole day and varying from 4 to 15 miles. They can be urban or involve hills, stiles etc
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This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
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Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.