Thursday, April 20, 2006
APRIL 20TH SUTTON VALENCE
A 5 mile squarish ,circular walk from Sutton Valence village,a very pretty place with nightmarish parking.Starting to head East we soon left the lanes and headed across the fields,the weather was not too warm , but the rain held off.The views were very good but the grey clouds made things a little gloomy.As we crossed one field about half way into the walk,we saw John J,with his Spaniel going up the road,what a coincidence,John retired a little before the rest of us from the same establishment.After a 10 minute gossip we headed for Ulcombe and climbed the hill(losing my guide book somewhere)we then turned left by the church and set off back to Sutton Valence.
Passing across the Rec,we looked down on the village from upon high and negotiated a set of steps down the hillside to the pub
The Swan public house (13 century)was welcoming and the food (prepared by a female Chef)was very good and reasonably priced.We found out after, that a 20% discount applies to pensioners.
Sausage and mash seemed to be the popular choice with a side dish of vegetables .Staff very friendly .