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Horton Kirby walk – miles and meadows

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This striking section of the River Darent flows through open fields where you can spot ponies and sheep grazing on the hillside.

Picturesque Farningham flourished in the 18th century when it was an important overnight stop on the coach road from London to the Kent coast. Its charming inns are still popular with visitors, including the Lion Hotel. The hotel has seen generations of anglers visiting the enviable riverside spot, even the writer Charles Dickens.

Farningham is a picture–book village with its fine mill, flint cottages and winding main streets which reveal village shops and traditional weather-boarded buildings.

Back on the banks of the river, water voles, grey wagtails and wrens can all be spotted enjoying the water.

Horton Kirby is within a short driving distance to Gravesend where the well known Cyclopark is located.

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