WALKS DIARY 2019

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


Sunday 10th March 2019                       Thames Path Walk from Thamesmead             Start Time 10:30

Sandra and Ken will be leading this walk - We will be doing a local walk along Thames Path from Thamesmead to Woolwich Arsenal and return, a total of just under five miles.  We’ll be meeting at Morrisons’ Car Park, near, or in their coffee shop at 10.30.  

The address is 2 Twin Tumps Way, Thamesmead, SE28 8RD.  

The walk is flat and will be on tarmac for the most part and will take in the point at Gallions Reach where the SS Princess Alice sank in 1878.  We hope to see some moorhens, yellow legged gulls, cormorants and swans, depending on tides.  There will be an opportunity for a comfort break and coffee at Woolwich Arsenal before we return.

Friday 12th April 2019                                                                   Bridges of Paddington Basin

Bridges of Paddington Basin and Walk to Regents Park                           (EASY WALK)  

Start time: 11:30                                                         Distance: Approximately 5.0 miles / 3 hours                                             
Rosemary & Geoff will lead this walk. We will meet at Paddington Main line station in the refreshment area above the tube exit (adjacent to Boots and Riatzza Coffee). There are toilets (currently 30p a go) in the station concourse (men on one side of the station and ladies on the other).

We will walk to Paddington Basin in time to see the bridges open at 12:00pm. We can stop for an early lunch in the M&S café in Paddington Basin. Our walk then takes us along the Grand Union Canal to Little Venice.
We will then follow the Regents Canal to Primrose Hill and into Regents Park. There will be an opportunity for a refreshment / toilet stop in Regents Park before heading to Regents Park Tube station where our walk ends.


Sunday 19th May 2019                                                                                   
Start time: 10:30

Camer Park                     Distance: 5 miles                                                 (MEDIUM WALK)                                          

Peter & Anne will be leading this walk. The walk starts in Camer Park car park where there are toilets and a café. The walk is 5 miles long and reasonably hilly. The walk goes from Camer Park to Luddesdown and Henley Street.


Sunday 23rd June 2019                                   
Walk around Dartford Park and Lakes                                                

   Start Time: 11:30         Distance: Approximately 2 ½ miles                (SHORT/EASY WALK)


Pam will be leading this walk. We will meet outside Dartford Library at 11:30. The park should be very pretty at this time of year as the rose beds should be in bloom. We will take in the Ellenor Bridge and also the tunnel linking the park to the Lakes. The area surrounding the park is undergoing changes and you will have the opportunity to see the new development taking place. This year work is being undertaken in the river running through the park to help establish more wildlife. I have gone for a later starting time than usual as I wanted to give you the opportunity to have light refreshments in the café on return of walk and hopefully take a deck chair out of the shed beside the bandstand and while away a couple of hours listening to the Sunday band, which is free to listen to and today should be the Bromley Concert Band.


Tuesday 2nd July 2019     Guided tour of World Garden, Picnic Lunch and Optional Afternoon Walk     

Garden Tour Commences: 11:00                                                                 Cost: £11.00 pp

Ton Hart Dyke will be showing us around his amazing World Garden. We can then stay and have a (bring your own) picnic lunch, using the marquee in the grounds of Lullingstone castle if we’d like to. For those feeling energetic, we can then go for a short walk around Lullingstone Park in the afternoon.

Parking by the entrance to Lullingstone Castle is free. 



August Date TBC.                                                                             Walk through Holland Park

Full details will be provided in the July Newsletter and will be sent to members by Email nearer
the date. This walk will be led by Angela and Pam.


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.








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