Saturday, 27 January 2018
Start time: 10:35
Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km
Travel: Take the 09:10 from Charing Cross (Waterloo East 09:13, London Bridge 09:19), arrives Ashford International at 10:30. Alternatively take the 09:34 from St Pancras International (Stratford International 09:41), arrives Ashford International at 10:11. Buy a return to Folkestone Central. Note that you will also need to buy a ticket on the bus from Ashford to Port Lympne. Return trains from Folkestone are at 00 minutes past the hour to St Pancras and 42 minutes past the hour to Charing Cross.
Highlight is a footpath through the middle of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Possibility of seeing giraffe, zebra, rhino, blue wildebeest, painted dog, eland and Przewalski’s horse. And then again, maybe not! Followed by Lympne Castle, Royal Military Canal and along the coast. Please bring a packed lunch. Pub at end. Sunset 16:40. Due to short daylight we’ll have to keep the pace up.
Terrain: Mixture of steep, slippery paths, flat canal towpath, seaside prom, steps to clifftop.
Dropout points: None
Ashford International main exit for connecting bus to Port Lympne
Grid reference: TR011421
Nearest postcode: TN24 0PS
Start time: 10:35
Folkestone Central Railway Station
Grid reference: TR220362
Nearest postcode: CT19 5HB
This is a linear walk
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