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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tonbridge To Yalding 19 March

Our Leader and editor of this blog is having a lot of trouble with his broadband provider so I am temp going to have a go at giving you a brief description of our weekly walk . So I apologise for the many mistakes

Tonbridge To Yalding
We caught the park and ride into Maidstone where, after a long wait, we boarded the train to Tonbridge . From the station we walked through the high street , passing many tempting cake shops , to the River Medway near Tonbridge Castle. Here we joined the towpath and headed to Yalding.
Although the path was very muddy in places and a lot of the adjacent fields water logged it was a very interested walk simply because of the number of locks we either passed or walked over . All of different construction and character. The river levels were very high and because of the amount of water flowing from the land very muddy in colour . Not a lot of bird life on or near the river apart from the odd goose or swan . When near Yalding a few of our number did see a kingfisher in the normal flash of blue as it flew along the river course.
The weather throughout was rather cold in a NE wind and very dark clouds rolling overhead but our luck held with only the slightest drizzle near the end of the walk which finished at Yalding where we caught the train back to Maidstone Total walking distance of 8 Miles

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