Date : 01 September 2021 to 30 September 2021
Organiser: Tonbridge & Malling
Ramblers groups in Kent and Sussex will mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Wealdway long distance path with a series of Wealdway40 walks in September 2021. Each walk will incorporate a part of the Wealdway route. Members and non-members are invited to book to join one or more of these walks. Events will culminate with a commemoration at Tonbridge Castle on Sunday 26 September.
The Wealdway runs for 82 miles north-south across Kent and Sussex from Gravesend to Eastbourne. It crosses not just the fine scenery of the High and Low Wealds but also the North Downs, the South Downs and the Greensand Ridge. The High Weald is arguably the finest walking country in the South East with its characteristic sandstone outcrops and perhaps the best preserved mediaeval landscape in northern Europe. A mixture of small farms, arable fields, pasture and woodland cut by steep-sided ghylls makes every walk a delight, marred only slightly in winter by the glorious Wealden mud. The ancient timbered buildings, especially the eponymous Wealden Hall House, add much to the landscape, as do the furnace and hammer ponds that are relics of the Tudor iron industry.