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Overview

From the car park at Shoreham we make our way to Dunstall Farm and on to Romney Street.   We turn south to Eastdown and the Fackenden Nature Reserve before returning to Shoreham for lunch - about 5¾ miles, 650 feet ascent.

The afternoon route will be decided at lunchtime.   See the details below.

Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
18.5km / 11.5mi
Ascent:
329.2m / 1080ft
Type:
circular

In the morning, the walk will take us to various spots where orchids can be expected to be on show in the first half of June. 

There is a fairly sharp climb up to Dunstall Farm but it's on a wide track with a good surface; and it's preferable to going up the notorious direct route with 144 steps.  There are a few other short climbs later on.

Lunch will be at Shoreham.  Picknickers can find seats by the river or in the sports ground.  A pub lunch will be available at The King's Arms in Church Street (Note the change of pub - The Crown is currently not open on Wednesdays.)

The afternoon will depend on the group preference.  If it is to find more orchids, we will look for displays on a route based on the published Shoreham Woods Orchid walk.  It goes through Meenfield, Andrew's and Pilots Woods before returning to the car park.  It is 4 miles but with several short climbs totalling 900 feet of ascent.   

If the group prefers a less woody afternoon, we will do a walk in the Lullingstone Country Park past the castle, golf course and the Shoreham Cross from where we would drop down to the car park.  It is 5¾ miles with two modest ascents totalling  430 feet.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 51823 61517
Nearest postcode:
TN14 7SR
what3words:
rich.cool.axed
Start time:
10:00 am

Park at the small car park in Filstone Lane, Shoreham. Please car share if you can.

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 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