WALKS DIARY 2018

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 ENSURE THAT YOU WEAR SUITABLE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR ON ALL WALKS. WE ALSO RECOMMEND THAT YOU CARRY AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF DRINKING WATER.

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

A walk From Trosley Country Park                     Distance: 5 miles                           (MEDIUM WALK)

Sunday  18th November 2018                                                                                    Start time: 10.30am

Norman and Brenda will be leading this walk to Hodsell Street from the car park in Trosley Country Park, Vigo Village, just off the A227 (Map ref TQ633611) (Post Code DA13 OSG). Toilets at start.  Pub en route for comfort and drink stop. Car Park charge is £2.50

A Walk through Scadbury Park          Distance: Approximately 2.5 miles          (SHORT / EASY WALK)        

Thursday 24th January 2019                                                                                    Start Time: 11:00am   

Rosemary & Geoff will be leading this walk. We will start in he car park off Old Perry Street. This is close to the Beaverwood Road bus stop on the 269-bus route for anyone wishing to travel by public transport.

The walk will follow the Acorn Trail which has 20 posts marking points of interest along the way. These include the remains of the moated Scadbury Manor. This walk can be muddy following a period of rain and involves a few steps, kissing gates and some very moderate inclines.

Toilets and refreshments are available in the Thompsons Garden Centre in Perry Street just off the A20 roundabout. This is a short drive from the start point.

The Sydney Arms pub in Old Perry Street, which offers a good lunch selection, will be open from 11:00 am.

A Walk around Bluewater Lakes and Darenth Country Park   Approx 3.0 miles  (SHORT / EASY WALK)

Tuesday 12th February 2019                                                                                       Start time: 10:30            

Pam will be leading this walk. Meet on the ground floor outside Waterstones which is situated in the ‘Village’. We will take in the beautiful lakes and then up the lane and cross into Darent Valley hospital. If anyone wants to leave the walk already a bus can be taken back to Bluewater. We then continue to walk into Darenth Country Park which opened as part of the Millenium celebrations. It is the site of a scheduled ancient monument and ancient Saxon burials. On our return journey, walkers have the option of finishing at the hospital or continuing with us back to Bluewater where you may wish to partake a late lunch. 

Sunday 10th March 2019                                                                                        Start Time 10:30

Details to be Confirmed   -     Sandra and Ken will be leading this walk - Full details will be sent to members by Email nearer the date.

Friday 12th April 2019                                               Provisional - Bridges of Paddington Basin

The Bridges are currently not operating but hopefully they will be back in action by next April. More information in the March newsletter.









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