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Join us for the 6th leg of our North Downs Way walk: Otford to Cuxton

  • 23 Jun 2024
  • 8.30am to 5pm
  • £5
  • Otford

The North Downs Way Section 6 commences in the town of Otford, leading us on an ascent of Otford Ridge from the station. Surprisingly, the climb is less steep than anticipated, revealing an ancient Tumulus along the way. Progressing eastward along the North Downs, our path meanders atop the ridge, guiding us past Trosley Country Park, a World War 2 cadet training camp, and sections of Neolithic Medway—marking the early settlement of England by the Neolithic population. The conclusion of our route awaits at Cuxton train station.

To see some of the highlights of the route see our YouTube video https://youtu.be/y1pExehKGf4 During the weekends we are leaving accommodation open for you to choose something that suits your budget or there are trains returning to Oxted from Otford. As you book onto this walk you will be given the option to join our WhatsApp lift share group to allow us to lift share between stops. We will also be letting you know our choice of accommodation (where applicable) should you wish to book where we are staying and join us. Please let us know if you are running late or not attending otherwise the walk will leave on time. We will be stopping for a bring your own picnic lunch at around mid-day.

Meeting time – 8:15am ready for a 08:30am prompt start (times might slightly change to accommodate train arrivals on the day)

Meeting location – Otford train station (Station approach, TN14 5QY)

Finishing location – Cuxton train station (ME2 1LF) There is parking available at both stations (parking cost not included)

Walk type – Linear.

Terrain – Mixed with a mixture of inclines and declines along the route

Distance – approximately 16.75 miles / 26 km approx. (including to and from the stations).

Walking time – 8.5 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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