Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Otford to Wrotham

Another Steep Hill
On an overcast day 7 of us met up at East Malling Research Station and slowly wandered to the railway station at East Malling and there we caught the train to Otford.
Within minutes of leaving the station ( I wish I had stayed on the train) our leader led the way and we slowly climbed up a very steep, and I mean steep, hill that seemed to go on forever . We stopped a few times to enable me to take a few photos of the outstanding views , well that’s my excuse for stopping . After what seemed to be a lifetime we made the top and joined the North Downs Way
Then on a very rough and in places muddy track we followed the NDW through small wooded areas and across open fields where we were treated to some outstanding Kentish scenes especially overlooking the village of Kemsing . At one of these view points we succumbed to old age and stopped for a cup of coffee and packed lunch .
With our leader doing a brilliant job of map reading, its not his fault the map was upside down, we stumbled on and eventually made it downhill through the village of Wrotham and to the railway station to catch the train back to East Malling

Start Of Walk At Otford
View Of Our Route So Far
Path Typical Of The Day
Cross With View From North Downs Way

Isolated Cross , see Photo Above Wrotham Church and Village

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