Wednesday, August 29, 2007
North Downs Way Charing to Harrietsham
Some Cirro stratus from home
The Pix below were taken the previous week during a dummy-run when the weather was a bit more threatening.We failed to take a camera with us today
Walk to Bearsted Rail station and purchase a ticket @£4.30 wheras last time it was £6.20!
Train to Charing and then a walk through the village,(many old and pretty buildings)up the hill(145m)and on to the NDW.This is also the Trackway an old route from Stone Henge to the coast ports,so has been there for 5,000 years .Its a good track and has been well prepared by the KCC.It's quite sheltered most of the way and would make a good winter walk.the views are good and the walking not too taxing.We met another walker and a couple of cyclists going the other way.The walker was from Guildford and had started by train at 07.00m,and was doing it in 15 mile stages.We had a coffee break at The Crucifix carved into the chalk at Lenham.We ALMOST made it to the train and were 5 minutes late,so had to walk down into the village of Harrietsham and into the Roebuck pub for a quick drink.The pub has the cleanest toilets I have ever seen in a pub,and they also do a pensioners menu ,so its all good!
The train arrived and in a trice we were back at Bearsted and a one mile walk back home.
A good sunny walk of 10 Miles (which I have double checked)