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Sevenoaks Group

Sevenoaks Ramblers organises a variety of walks on Wednesdays and Sundays in the wonderful countryside around Sevenoaks. Come and join us!

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Overview

we will walk through woodlands and open pastures, past old farmhouses, churches and castles, all the time against the backdrop of the rolling hills of the Weald.

An undulating walk of many views, but without any overly steep ascents, we leave Hartfield past the remains of a motte and bailey castle and cross the Forest Way path before climbing up to Perryhill Farm. We then follow the ridge to Lodgefield Farm before dropping down via Blackham Court to the Medway valley and cross the fields towards Ashurst.

We then briefly join the Wealdway to climb gently up towards Burrs Wood enjoying the spectacular views before following this ridge through Newfield Wood to Top Hill Farm, where we descend to our lunch stop at Groombridge where we can take our picnic lunch on the green with refreshments available at the excellent old pub. 

After our picnic lunch we will pass by the historic Groombridge Place on our way out of town and follow the High Weald Landscape Trail back passing through the picturesque Mott's Mill, Penns in the Rocks and the house and landscaped grounds of Buckhurst Park, Withyham Church, and the old tower at Thatchers, entering Hartfield past its church and historic buildings. 

Sunday, 26 May 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
24.1km / 15.0mi
Ascent:
457.2m / 1500ft
Type:
circular

Please check the website or call the leader before the walk to check for any changes.

This walk is not appropriate for dogs.

No public toilets at start unless you arrive early and go to the cafe a short walk away.

Features

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

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 47988 35815
Nearest postcode:
TN7 4JB
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Start time:
9:30 am

Park at the Primary School. The entrance is on the left immediately after the traffic calming priority signs coming from the North. There is a large brown wooden sign to Weekend Parking indicating the way to the car park.

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