Category Archives: Walks

These are posts about particular walks we did.

8 October 2017: Along the Chess Valley

A killjoy suggested this would be the last sunshine we would have on a walk until the spring, but at least this was a lovely sunny day, and even though we got there on the “underground”, to Chorleywood, the Chess … Continue reading

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24 September 2017: Knole Park and Ightham Mote

This circular walk from Sevenoaks station to Ightham Mote was led by Helen Alsworth, on a beautiful sunny day. Heading out, we went through the northern part of Knole Park to Godden Green, then through woods and across a lavender … Continue reading

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21st September 2017: Essex Way stage 10, Wrabness to Harwich Town

Eight Red Rope Thursday walkers made this a celebratory project ending the walk in mild temperatures with some golden sunshine among scudding clouds. Our eight miles started on the banks of the Stour estuary with good views across to Holbrook. … Continue reading

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17 September 2017: Hawksley and the Hangers Way

A big group of us joined Helen on this eleven mile walk in the Hampshire countryside, mostly following the Hangers Way — the Hangers being steep but densely wooded hills. After a long train journey fron Waterloo, we set out … Continue reading

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10 September 2017: Dartford Heath, Joydens Wood and Bexley

I led this six-mile walk which is mostly just outside Greater London but inside the M25 — and mostly pretty rural, apart from traffoc noise from the A2. We took the train to Crayford, then walked up to and over … Continue reading

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3 September 2017: Leigh-on-Sea and Hadleigh

Maybe because so many people did the bank holiday walk the previous Sunday, just Don and I joined Jean for this walk on the Essex coast. We took the train out to Leigh-on-Sea, walked up to the ruins of Hadleigh … Continue reading

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27 August 2017: On the South Downs from Lewes to Southease

Liz led a large group of Red Ropers on this walk that headed south west from Lewes through Kingston. There was a sharp uphill climb onto the Downs, then we had lunch just where we joined the South Downs Way. … Continue reading

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