Monday, 12 July 2010

Wealdway 1: Gravesend to Borough Green

"There were 8 of us on Saturday's ramble along the Wealdway from Gravesend to Borough Green. Although the weather was hot it was bearable.

"We started by having a look at the statue of Princess Pocahuntas near the ferry terminal and the start of the Wealdway.

"However, instead of following the official route out of Gravesend along the busy A227 we took a quieter but slighly longer route via a B-road to join the Wealdway near Field Court.

"From there we were in very pleasant countryside following a well-waymarked trail, which was easy going.

"After 11 miles or so and around 3 hours 45 minutes we diverted to Harvel for lunch, where some picnicked whilst others enjoyed pub food at the 'Amazon and Tiger'. Soon after lunch we crossed the Pilgrim's Way then had a brief stop at Coldrum Long Barrow, from where we had good views of the North Downs away to the east. When we reached Wrotham Heath we decided to follow the Wealdway a little further to the south before heading west to Borough Green Station, which we reached at 5.45 pm after covering 19 miles in around 6 hours 30 minutes (excluding an hour for the lunch stop)."

Thanks to Jane for leading the walk, and sending me the walk report and the photos.


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