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Join us for the 9th leg of our North Downs Way walk: Lenham to Wye

  • 18 Aug 2024
  • 8.15am to 12.15pm
  • £5
  • Lenham

Our ninth leg of the North Downs Way Adventure begins in the picturesque village of Lenham. Although Lenham is technically a town due to being given market status by Queen Elizabeth I, the occupants have desired to keep its village status which I am sure you agree keeps its appeal. During this section we will pass the historic Lenham Cross, commemorating the 42 local people who sadly lost their lives during WW1 (and a further 14 after WW2), as well as through Eastwell Estate. We will pass Charing as well as the manor house of the Eastwell estate (once owned by the Earl of Winchilsea for over 3 centuries) as well as the village of Boughton Lees before finishing at the beautiful village Wye which sits on the great stour.

As you book onto this walk you will be giving the option to join our WhatsApp lift share group to allow us to lift share between stops. Please let us know if you are running late or not attending otherwise the walk will leave on time. During the weekends we are leaving accommodation open for you to choose something that suits your budget. Alternatively, there are trains returning to Lenham from Wye with a change at Faversham takes approximately 30 minutes by rail. We will be stopping for a bring your own picnic lunch at around mid-day.

Meeting time – 8:15am for a 08:30hrs prompt start*

* Please note that times might slightly change to accommodate train arrivals on the day.

Meeting location – Lenham Station (ME17 2HR) Lenham station is paid through APOCA (parking charges are not included)

Walk type – Linear.

Terrain – This trail has a slight incline from lenham station in slightly undulating but no major climbs.

Distance – 12 miles / 19km

Walking time – 4 hours walking (with a bring-your -own lunch stop)

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We will be stopping for a bring your own picnic lunch at around mid-day. Dogs are welcome if they are friendly and will go on a lead when required such as entering fields of livestock.

If we can ask everyone to bring with them:

A – Suitable footwear (strong shoes or boots preferably walking boots no Flip-flops)

B- A waterproof coat (and waterproof trousers?) in case of rain

C – Drinking water and a packed lunch

D – Personal medication (please make the group leader aware in confidence of any medical condition you have that may affect you in the walk no matter how small)

E- Suitable walking clothing There might only be ‘natural’ toilets along the way (a bush).

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