Wednesday, August 01, 2007
East Malling Research to Maidstone and return.
Human treadmill brenchley gardens
The Malta pub
A nice morning,with a promise of a hot day.We started on the footpath to Ditton Lab,and then along to Gallagher's quarry.Crossing Hermitage lane we turned into Giddyhorn lane along the back of MGH. Down past the Saxon Chief pub and onto Somerfield road.We descended the hill towards the high level railway bridge and through Brenchley gardens and into Fremlins shopping centre to Pudding lane.A little early for lunch,at Elizabeth's tea room,so we had the breakfast instead.After a good sit down we walked down to the River Medway and along the towpath to the Malta inn,where we didn't get a drink because they were so bloody slow serving( as usual)
Over Allington lock and up castle hill(stopping for an ice cream at Mid Kent shopping centre)
we crossed over London Road and back down a long footpath to Hermitage lane,and the back onto the research station property.
A walk of 9 miles .