Saturday, 16 February 2019
Start time: 9:35
Strenuous 17 miles / 27.4 km
Please note that, although the start time of Saturday's walk is unchanged, the train departure times from Charing Cross and London Bridge are a few
minutes earlier than previously published. Also, the lunch stop will now be Cranbrook (not Sissinghurst).
The revised walk description reads as follows:
Meet MARDEN Station, Kent, 9.34 (Charing Cross 8.30, London Bridge 8.38).
A brisk linear walk of about 17 miles to Staplehurst; via Cranbrook (lunch - choice of pubs and cafes), Sissinghurst and Sissinghurst Gardens.
Buy a return ticket to Staplehurst.
Marden Railway Station, Kent
Grid reference: TQ743447
Nearest postcode: TN12 9HS
Start time: 09:35
Staplehurst Railway Station, Kent
Grid reference: TQ783443
Nearest postcode: TN12 0QR
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 (26 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
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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.
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.