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We are the West London Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

It starts along a country lane through the secluded Austin Lodge valley, climbing to the isolated settlement of Romney Street. It continues on an undulating section to a ridge with fine views of the Darent valley, from where you descend into Otford, passing its scale model of the Solar System. After lunch at The Bull (or picnic), the route to Shoreham is another climb to a ridge, of along the valley depending on time & weather. You can also return home from Otford. This walk has two hill climbs and will be at a brisk pace.

Get the 0955 Ashford train from London Victoria, changing at Bromley South 1011 (platform 4) for the 1023 Thameslink train (Platform 2) to Sevenoaks arriving 1041. This is a train from Blackfriars 0946. Buy a return to Shoreham, or Otford if planning a short day.

Wednesday, 7 February 2024
Start time:
10:41 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
440m / 1444ft
Type:
linear

Updated 5/2/24.

Features

  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 53554 64928
Nearest postcode:
DA4 0HP
what3words:
lasted.bowls.flock
Start time:
10:41 am

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 52589 61510
Nearest postcode:
TN14 7RT
what3words:
lance.wished.universally
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking