Harrietsham to Lenham with Kent Community Rail Partnership
Walk along the North Downs Way, from Harrietsham to Lenham, with Kent Community Rail Partnership.
- 19 Nov 2022
- 10am - 1pm
Starting at Harrietsham Station, this walk includes a 45 minute tour of the historic and picturesque village before walking up to the North Downs.
The walk heads along the gentle rolling route along the Downs passing ‘Percy the Pilgrim’ towards Lenham. Along the way you may see the buzzards flying overhead, and the flora of the North Downs. There are many points of interest along the way and you may hear about the ecology of the North Downs Way, some of the farming techniques you may see, history, pilgrimages, fauna and flora of the trail.
With breaks to take in the views and some refreshment, the trail will lead to the Lenham Cross, a war memorial carved into the chalk on the North Downs, before heading down into the pretty village of Lenham. Here we will have a short tour of the picturesque and historic village where we will point out some of its interesting features such as the source of the River Stour and its 18th century workhouse mortuary, gaol and air raid shelter. You could take the opportunity to explore the bustling village shops and eateries before the short walk to Lenham station for your journey home. (One stop back to Harrietsham station)