The 7 mile walk will start at Otford station (we encourage you to travel by train), following the North Downs Way with a short diversion to view the remaining tower of Otford Palace.
The official residence of Archbishop Warham, this building rivalled (and was actually larger than) Hampton Court Palace. Passing the village of Otford, we will follow the Darent Valley Path northward, never straying far from the River Darent, before reaching the village of Shoreham. From here we climb the side of the valley to reveal extensive views, with an opportunity to explore several chalk grassland reserves that are benefitting from the work of the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership.
Finally descend Otford Mount along the North Downs Way to return to Otford Station.