Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Shoreham Lullingstone River Darent
Roman Mosaic Lullingstone
A 7 mile circular walk with a steep uphill climb to start.Nice views of the valleys and the smell of woodsmoke from the country cottages.A preserved steam train blowing its whistle and the feather of steam from the boiler.After reaching the golf course the walk was more open and level or even downhill.there were some impressive Oak and Beech trees,just on the turn for autumn.
A mild day with a threat of rain,and dampness in the air and underfoot.
We stopped briefly at Lullingstone Roman Villa and had a peep inside.It has one of the best English mosaics of the period.
We then set off along the banks of the River Darent ,meeting quite a few people walking their dogs etc.The pics above show the lovely verdant countryside
Back through the village with its well preserved flint cottages ,to the car park and off home.
A nice challenging walk with kind weather and a little mud.