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Metropolitan Walkers Group

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

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Overview

Rescheduled from 24 February.

A pleasant walk in the Kent countryside, through villages, woodland and farmland, along the North Downs Way. Terrain may be undulating in places but is not particularly hilly. The pace will be moderate. We shall stop for lunch in the village of Charing, probably at the playing fields. Toilet and refreshment facilities should be available in the pavilion but cannot be guaranteed. The walk finishes in the village of Lenham, where there are a good range of facilities for a village – including the Red Lion Inn and a fish and chip shop.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Travel: Take 9:29 from London Charing Cross (London Bridge 09:38), arr. 10:56 Wye.

Alternative: Take 10:04 from London St Pancras 10.04, change at Ashford International (arr. 10:41, dep 10:50), arr. 10:56 Wye.

Please buy a return ticket to Wye. If you are taking the train from St Pancras, please make sure your ticket covers High Speed 1. Network Railcards can be used.

Return journey options: From Lenham station, you can get back to St Pancras in an hour (once an hour) changing at Ashford International, or the direct train to London Victoria takes 90 minutes.

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
20.9km / 13.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Meet at Wye Station. Please gather on the platform, as the area outside the station exit is very cramped near the road and level crossing.

There are no toilets at Wye station, so it is recommended to use facilities on the train or at Ashford International if you are changing there.

Starting point

Grid reference:
TR 04810 46955
Nearest postcode:
TN25 5HB
what3words:
corner.hops.brisk
Start time:
11:00 am

Wye Station

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 89129 51831
Nearest postcode:
ME17 2HR
what3words:
ratty.soda.shuttered
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm

Lenham 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