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Metropolitan Walkers Group

The London-based hiking group for people in their 20s - 30s.

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Overview

A hilly and challenging walk with a total ascent and descent of over 1000 metres each. The first half of the walk passes along the ups and downs of the North Downs ridge and then descends into the village of Chipstead, where the lunch stop will be on the green next to the lake. Sevenoaks railway station is a stright forward 2 mile walk away from the lunch stop point, so there is the potential option to leave the walk at that point if anyone wishes to. The second half of the walk then passes along the Greensand Ridge (with plenty more ups and downs), including the National Trust site of Emmetts Garden, and then Mill Bank Wood and finishing at Sevenoaks town centre.

Bring a packed lunch. There is a pub at the lunch stop for drinks only. Apart from the pub at the lunch stop and a cafe / shop at three quarters distance (Ide Hill), there are no other facilities or shops on the route, so make sure to bring plenty of water. A good few pubs to choose from at the end.

Travel: Take 9:31 from London Charing Cross (9:34 Waterloo East, 9:40 London Bridge), arrive at Otford 10:09.

Buy a return to Sevenoaks.

Meet in the station car park by the gate next to the station main building.

Saturday, 18 May 2024
Start time:
10:15 am
Estimated finish time:
6:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
35.4km / 22.0mi
Ascent:
1071m / 3514ft
Type:
linear

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 53218 59397
Nearest postcode:
TN14 5QY
what3words:
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Start time:
10:15 am

Otford Station

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 52272 55328
Nearest postcode:
TN13 1DP
what3words:
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Estimated finish time:
6:00 pm

Sevenoaks Station

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