PLEASE NOTE: We always welcome friends and family but please note only Darent Cray Association members are covered by National Trust lnsurance. Anyone not covered will walk at their own risk. All routes are walked in advance to ensure that we walk as safely as possible.

We appreciate a minimum donation of £2 per person. Your generosity will go towards the Trust's Neptune Coastline Campaign.


Please Note:  

All walkers planning to join one of these walks should contact Rosemary or Geoff to confirm their probable attendance at least 3 days in advance of a walk. 

This will ensure that walkers can be contacted in order to advise them of walk cancellation e.g. in the event of bad weather or insufficient support to make the walk viable.

Email:  geoff.r.webdale@googlemail.com                                                 Home Tel: 01322 442856

Rosemary’s Mobile: 07990 951588                                        Geoff’s Mobile: 07741 495243

Kensington Gardens, Period Houses and Holland Park -  Tuesday 6th August 2019

Start Time: 10:45             Distance:  5 ½ miles (MEDIUM WALK)

We meet outside Lancaster Gate underground station at 10.45 am. A suggested route is: Train to Waterloo East, then Jubilee line to Bond Street and the Central line to Lancaster Gate Station.

Pam and Angela will be leading this walk, which will be more of a leisurely day out. On meeting we enter Kensington Gardens via Marlborough Gate where we will have a coffee. Toilets are nearby (20p). We will then walk through the lovely Kensington Gardens with a surprise or two in store. We stroll through an exquisite part of London with amazing period houses and then into the 54-acre Holland Park.
So many surprises in store await here. It is a stunning, wonderful park much loved and used by the locals. Here we discover everything from beautiful flower beds to woodlands with an abundance of wildlife. There is no telling what you'll come across when turning the next corner. Holland Park is considered to be one of London's best kept secrets. Bring your cameras to capture some wonderful surprises. There is a cafe on site, but it is always very busy and rather expensive. We strongly suggest taking a picnic with you. There are many lovely areas to sit outside and enjoy your lunch. We will be taking a picnic lunch.

Hampstead and Kenwood House -  Thursday  12th September

Start Time: 10-:45                  Distance: 4 miles   (MEDIUM WALK)
We will meet at Archway tube station (Northern Line) at 10:45. Yvonne and Alma will be leading this walk which will take us to Lauderdale House in Waterlow park for a coffee stop (toilets also available) and on to Kenwood House. After a lunch break there, we will return across the heath to Hampstead tube station. This walk is fairly flat on roads and through Hampstead Heath.

Friday 4th October 2019                      Guided Walking tour of Gravesend              Start time: 11:30

As a follow up to his talk scheduled for our July meeting, Alan Payne will be taking us on a guided walk of Gravesend to bring to life the people and buildings mentioned in his talk. We will meet at Gravesend Railway Station for 11:30. The walk will last for about one and a half hours. 

There will be a charge of £10.00pp for this walk. Please use Booking Form to reserve a space.

 Walk From Longfield Station       Sunday 17th November
Start Time: 10:30           Distance:  5 miles (approx)      (MEDIUM WALK)
Brenda and Norman will be leading this walk. We will start from Longfield Station car park (Post Code DA3 7QA – current car park charges £1.00). Full details will be provided in the November newsletter.

City of London Walk and visit to the Temple of Mithras     Tuesday 26 November
Start Time 11:00           Distance: 3½ miles          (EASY WALK)

We will meet at Cannon Street Station at 11:00. Rosemary and Geoff will lead this walk. Leaving Cannon Street, we will walk to the Tower of London. The walk takes in Fenchurch Street, Leadenhall Market, The Old Royal Exchange, Stock Market and the Guildhall. We will end the walk at the Temple of Mithras (close to Cannon Street Station) where we have booked 15 places on the 14:30 visit. Visits take about an hour leaving you with a short walk to Cannon Street Station to complete the walk. We will stop for lunch on the way round before we get to the Temple of Mithras.

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