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Ashford (Kent) Group

We are the Ashford Ramblers and are of of 13 groups in Kent, that help to promote the benefits of walking with others in the county.

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Overview

The final group walk before the Christmas break for the Ashford Branch of the Ramblers, see us venture to Tenterden, for a 10 mile exploration of the countryside to the north of the town, over the rolling meadows towards Biddenden.

Leaving from the KESR entrance, we proceed over the fields to Silcocks Farm, then following Readers Bridge Lane. From there, it is a bit more tarmac walking along Bugglesden Road, where we then turn towards the Biddenden Road, passing adjacent to Woodlands Park. Our route  then see us cross the track of the old dismantled railway, before reaching Biddenden.

At this halfway point of the walk, we then wander over the Recreation Ground, then onward to Goose Green. We pass various woodlands on our return leg, including Goldwell Wood & Gribble Wood, before heading along the valley and through Chennel Park back to Tenterden Station .

There will of course be the usual snack break, with the option of a pub stop at Biddenden in the Red Lion, whilst the Old Dairy Taproom, at the finish is very handy to raise a glass and wish each other a happy Christmas.

Walk leader is Keith Davies

 

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
16.1km / 10.0mi
Ascent:
216.4m / 710ft
Type:
circular

Features

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

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 88220 33525
Nearest postcode:
TN30 6HE
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Start time:
9:30 am

Some parking in High Street or use car parks, before meeting outside the Steam Railway where the walk starts.

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