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Tonbridge Ramblers – group walks

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For full details see the link to Upcoming Walks at The Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers website opens in a new window.

Our friendly group is one of 13 Ramblers groups in Kent and part of the national Ramblers walking organisation. We explore the beautiful countryside of Tonbridge and Malling and surrounding areas.

You don’t have to be a Ramblers member to try out a couple of walks with us, to help you decide if you’d like to join. Advance booking is not required; you can just turn up on the day. If you are new to our walks, it’s a good idea to contact the walk leader beforehand to check that their walk will suit you. Always check our website for latest details, including any late changes due to weather or other conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you on a walk soon!

February walks

Sunday 4 February – Circular walk from Ide Hill to Bayley’s Hill along the Greensand Ridge. Moderate difficulty. (4.8 miles)

Thursday 8 February – An interesting walk over the hills from the Westerham to Chartwell with good views of the North Downs on the return. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Sunday 11 February – A steady circular walk from Otford along the Darent Valley. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Thursday 15 February – Circular walk from Stansted on footpaths and quiet country lanes, passing through the hamlets of Fairseat and Hodsell Street. Three ascents and ten stiles; walking poles recommended. Moderate difficulty. (6.5 miles)

Sunday 18 February – Circular walk from Wadhurst to Bewl Water. Moderate difficulty. (6 miles)

Wednesday 21 February – Circular walk from Mereworth church. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Sunday 25 February – Circular walk over the hill from Plaxtol to Yopps Green. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Thursday 29 February – Circular walk from Harrietsham along field paths and tracks with some slopes. Includes part of the North Downs Way with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Quite a few stiles but these are mostly in good order. Moderate difficulty. (5.9 miles)

March walks

Sunday 3 February – Circular walk from Platt along the Wealdway through Shipbourne Forest and return via Mereworth Woods. Reasonably flat; good footpaths (muddy if wet) and some short sections of quiet lane walking. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Wednesday 6 March – A circular meander through Mereworth Woods to Gover Hill returning via Herne Pound. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Thursday 14 March – Tudeley and Capel ‘special churches’ walk through farmland, orchards, woodland tracks and some quiet roads. We will stop at Capel Church with its 13th century wall paintings and at All Saints Tudeley, the only church in the world to have all its 12 stained glass windows designed by the celebrated 20th century artist, Marc Chagall. Moderate difficulty with 10 stiles. (6.5 miles)

Sunday 17 March – Horsmonden to Broad Ford and Brandfield through orchards, fields and farm tracks. Great views of the High Weald, Greensand Ridge and the Teise and Medway river valleys.  Some quiet lane walking, some stiles and hills; moderate difficulty. (5 miles)

Thursday 21 March – Heaverham Hike: circular walk with a steep ascent at the start to the North Downs Way with far-reaching views. The route continues through woods and fields with some quiet road walking. Steady descent, could be slippery if wet. Four stiles; moderate difficulty. (5 miles)

Sunday 21 January – Gentle stroll around Knole Park. Moderate difficulty. (5 miles)

Sunday 24 March – Circular walk from Wrotham up to Stansted for a bird’s eye view over the Weald. Steep climb at the beginning out of Wrotham. Moderate difficulty. (5.5 miles)

Thursday 28 March – Circular walk from Barming along the banks of The Medway to Wateringbury. We cross over the river and walk through woodland and fields with some wonderful views until we reach West Farleigh. We return via Kettle Bridge to Barming. Some road walking; moderate difficulty. (6 miles)

Walks usually start mid-morning. There’s a short break half-way through the walk (bring refreshments) and we usually finish near a pub. For start times and walk leader contacts, see the Upcoming Walks link at The Tonbridge & Malling Ramblers website opens in a new window, view our Facebook page or email info@tonbridgeandmallingramblers.org.uk.