Saturday, 17 February 2018
Start time: 9:25
Strenuous 18 miles / 29 km
Meet GRAVESEND station, Kent, 9.23 (London Bridge 8.31, Hither Green 8.42, Lee 8.44).
An 18-mile linear walk from Gravesend to Strood, following much of the Saxon Shore Way on the Hoo Peninsula via Cliffe Pools Nature Reserve and Northward Hill. See the remnants of forts/castles at Cliffe, Cooling and Upton. Lunch at the Horseshoe & Castle pub in Cooling.
A largely flat walk through some wide open exposed parts of Kent.
Buy a return ticket to Strood.
Gravesend Railway Station, Kent
Grid reference: TQ645740
Nearest postcode: DA11 0HP
Start time: 09:25
Strood Railway Station, Kent
Grid reference: TQ740693
Nearest postcode: ME2 4BG
This is a linear walk
General notes on Blackheath Walks
Starting times: Leaders do their best to adhere to the train times published in the programme. However, the National Rail internet timetable predicts only about 12 weeks ahead (28 January at time of going to press), and there is often engineering work at weekends which may cause major changes to departure / arrival times.
So please, even if travelling by car:
Before travelling, check train times with TfL (0343 222 1234; www.tfl.gov.uk) or National Rail (0345 748 4950); www.nationalrail.co.uk).
When a choice of routes is given (marked ‘or’ in the programme), use the less affected, and if in doubt check with the leader.
Lunch: Lunch is generally about one hour (or as considered appropriate by the leader on the day) at a pub; for those who prefer, leaders will usually also be able to suggest a suitable area nearby for eating packed lunches.
Safety: Please be aware that you take part in all Ramblers’ walks at your own risk.
Dogs: Some walks are unsuitable for dogs; please check with the leader before bringing one.
'Strenuous' walks: any Blackheath walk over 12 miles is categorised as Strenuous, as these walks are ‘brisk’ by general standards. Please contact the walk leader if you have any queries about the walk.
Blackheath Ramblers website: http://www.blackheathramblers.org.uk
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
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.