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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

Kent meet - November

Hello all,

I've laid out a 10.5 mile circular for Sunday 21 November.

All welcome to join me for this walk starting at Shipbourne common (A227), heading west past Underiver towards Knole Deer Park, then a drink stop / pub lunch nearby in Godden Green before a leisurely return via Ightham mote.

Goes without saying but it could be quite muddy depending on the weather, the majority of the walk is field boundary, path with some woodland. Generally quite undulating with a couple of climbs, but nothing too strenuous. I propose a provisional start time of 9.30am.

Anybody interested just let me know, so we can get a list up.

thanks!

Rich.

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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

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OUCH ! , that sounds painful. I hope you can make it Steve, but if not dont worry as I'm sure a full pictorial report will follow!
- Rich.

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DaveHarris

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DaveHarris says:

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Steve, this is not good news. But the good thing with the route Rich has planned, there are plenty of breakout routes to get you back to the start. But do not ruin your holiday for this walk. I am sure there will be plenty more. See you Sunday..maybe.

Dave

 

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Trenchfoot

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Re: Kent meet - November

 **REMINDER**

Hi there...
DaveH
Walkinginsunshine
Caz
Purrfect tune [probable]
amandajb1
icklecathy

Just to remind of this Sunday's walk...

First off, I suggest we meet outside the Chaser Inn pub. Anybody unfamiliar - you can't miss it, as its next to the Church and looks out onto the large common, where there is plenty of free parking . I'll be outside the Chaser Inn from 9.30am to meet everybody so we can get going by about 9.45am.

[NOTE there may be a few people milling about as there is a Church service at 9.30am hence why we should meet outside the pub and not the Church!]

The walk itself will take us west across field and woodland, heading towards the village of Underiver before we climb Carters Hill to enter Knole Park. Pub Lunch will be at the Bucks Head pub in Godden Green . Afterwards we turn east to pass through orchards towards Ightham mote and the Fairlawne estate. Total distance, about 11.5 miles with about 320m of ascent, so not to bad but will be muddy in places of course, although I dare say Dave won't mind the mud..

Look forward to meeting you all,

Rich.
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amandajb1

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amandajb1 says:

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See you all tommorrow

Caz :)

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Caz :) says:

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Hi chaps, unfortunately am not going to make tomorrow; have had horrid cold last couple of days and am still feeling rank :(  Was hoping to be better so have left it as long as I can to improve but am afraid the best I'm gonna manage tomorrow is bed, lemsip and Murder She Wrote! Bah humbug.  Have a good one!

Caz :)
Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

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Oh dear - get well soon Caz, and think of us marching through mud

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Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent meet - November

Wish you better Perfectune and Caz..

Looking forward to the walk tomorrow

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DaveHarris says:

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Hi all, what a fantastic walk today, thanks ro Rich for setting this one out. Good to see some new faces here today. Nice to put faces to names. The deer in Knole park were brilliant . And no problems with the cows gathering by the exit stile in the field. They must have though i was stark raving, as i was talking to them .

I will post a link for the photo's later, once i've sorted them out.

 

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Purrfecttune

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Purrfecttune says:

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Great walk, thanks Rich. Well paced and not too late a finish (in my jacuzzi bath by 4pm)!

Nice to catch up with the regulars and meet some new people.

 

 

Steve
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icklecathy says:

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Oh I can't believe I missed you all! I hung around at the pub until just before 1pm then decided you must have been eaten by the deer ;-)

Next time!

Catherine

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DaveHarris says:

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Catherine, you just missed us. Anyway, i hope this link for some of my photo's works. Enjoy

http://s429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/dave-harris/Shipbourne%20211110/

 For some reason its showing the photo's in reverse order

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Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent meet - November

Really enjoyed  todays walk. 

Thankyou for organising it Richard and for introducing us to the deer in Knole Park.

Once again it was lovely meeting everyone and it's such a shame you missed us Catherine.  We must have missed by just a couple of minutes!  Hopefully there'll be another meet soon that you can make.

 

 

amandajb1

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amandajb1 says:

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Hi everyone.

What a day for me lol. Anyway my purse and my camera was in the pub. Nice to meet all new faces today and hope we will all try and get together again soon. Sorry we missed you Catherine maybe next time.

Thanks to Rich for a great walk.

I will post my photos up tommorrow.

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DaveHarris says:

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Hi Amanda, glad you got your things back, i was a tadge worried and can ruin a good day.

Hopefully see you again on a future walk.

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amandajb1 said:

Hi everyone.

What a day for me lol. Anyway my purse and my camera was in the pub.

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Phew!!  Thank goodness for honest folk

Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

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Todays walk consisted of  DaveH, Walkinginsunshine (Siobhan), Crazee Maz and hubby Steve, Amanda, Purrfecttune (Steve) and myself, for a nice sized group of 7. Somebody did mention the 'Magnificent 7' but we wont go into that.....

After a bit of a delay with a failed Satnav (sorry Amanda ) we finally got going. It wasn't long before the familiar squelching of mud was to join us as we crossed our first field. The path on the whole was very slippery, proving the importance of decent boots. Everybody certainly seemed to be bearing up well including Steve's sore foot which was a bonus. I knew the real 'fun' would probably start at the climb up to the Greensand ridge - as in a recce a few weeks ago this was a nothign short of a quagmire and it proved to so today. So a good chorus of glorious mud squelching was heard as we negotiated our 1 in 3 ascent (well it was quite steep !) to the top of the ridge.

From here it was pretty much plain sailing through to Knole Park and our pre-arranged rendevous with the park's most famous attraction, the deer. Not everybody in the group had been to Knole before, so it was nice experience to get intimate with the large male fallows, who were keen to proudly show off their impressive antlers. All this was a ruse no doubt to lighten us of our carrotts we were trying to smuggle through the park.    The deer were simply too clever and within minutes our 'bait' was sniffed out and all evidence eaten!

Lunch beckoned and a pleasant visit to the, wait for it, the BUCKS HEAD pub (had to be !) followed. Unfortunately I later realised poor old Catherine who had initially intented to join us but then couldn't, had then tried to meet us for lunch and the remainder of the walk. Our paths did not cross due to a combination of us starting a little late today and me not hearing my mobile ringing in my backpack (sorry Catherine - hopefully next time). Opting for a lighter lunch and just the one pint was a good move and the remaining 4 miles went very easily and smoothly. The general descent from the high ground took us past the ever impressive Ightham Mote before our return to Shipbourne common.

The day was quite changeable and the clould held for the most part with the sun struggling to break through, but at least the rain gods kept quite today making for a very pleasent 10.8 miles underfoot. Luckily Amanda's missing purse was retrieved after being handed in to the pub proving that us walkers really are an honest bunch.....

Thanks to everybody that manged to join us today (magnificent 7, lol) and also to those that nearly made it !!! I hope to see you for another installment soon. I've some photos which I will try to add, fingers crossed.

Rich.

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Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent meet - November

Good trip report Richie.  Good luck with the pics, look forward to seeing them

 

 

amandajb1

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amandajb1 says:

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Here are some of my photos, they are not that great on  camera phone 

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DaveHarris says:

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Hi Amanda Photo's are not to bad. Thanks for sharing them

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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

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We had a very good day, here's a few pics of our walk... enjoy!

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  1. ascending onto the Greensand Ridge  
  2. heading west to Underiver  
  3. walking through Knole Park  
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