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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

Kent Meet - February

Hi all - I'll be looking to plot out another walk in the 'Garden', looking at Sunday 13th February, details to follow...

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sussexman9

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sussexman9 says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Date pencilled in my Diary !  Having regard to yesterday's Meet, I'm definately up for another !

Sussexman9. But when I go walking, I am not a number; I am a free man !
DaveHarris

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DaveHarris says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Hi Richie, Date is good for me. Looking forward to it already. I'll watch for more details

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amandajb1

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amandajb1 says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Hi Richie,

Sorry am unable to make this one, as I will be in Scotland for the week . But hopefully will see you all in March.

Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

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amandajb1 said:

Hi Richie,

Sorry am unable to make this one, as I will be in Scotland for the week . But hopefully will see you all in March.

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Scotland eh? very nice, have a great time Amanda and don't go leaving your purse in any strange pubs...

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Purrfecttune

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Purrfecttune says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Do'h!

I will be in Bologna that weekend, probably stuffing my face with pasta!

Steve
Trenchfoot

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Purrfecttune said:

Do'h!

I will be in Bologna that weekend, probably stuffing my face with pasta!

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Blimey, the life of Riley or what??

We'll have to work out a really long walk for you Steve to burn off those carbs when you get back.!

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Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent Meet - February

Oh goody! 13th is looking good for me too.  I'll confirm for definite nearer the time

Trenchfoot

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Walkinginsunshine said:

Oh goody! 13th is looking good for me too.  I'll confirm for definite nearer the time

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Be good to catch up, although I can't promise any deer this time - perhaps if we have a word with Dave we can arrange for a few of those strange looking sheep with long necks. 

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JezUK

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JezUK says:

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Hi Ritchie,

I've pencilled this in.   Fingers crossed it won't be too ankle deep in mud ! (I'm currently using approach shoes for walking as I've yet to find a pair of boots which do not give me problems).

Jez

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Re: Kent Meet - February

RichieN said:
Walkinginsunshine said:

Oh goody! 13th is looking good for me too.  I'll confirm for definite nearer the time

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Be good to catch up, although I can't promise any deer this time - perhaps if we have a word with Dave we can arrange for a few of those strange looking sheep with long necks. 

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Gonna have to find something or it's carrots for lunch isn't it?

daveinkent

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daveinkent says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

I will be in India from 11th Feb so will miss this walk as well as the one this weekend planned by sussexman9 which is a pity as these look like the only ones planned in Kent and Sussex at the moment, so I wish you good weather and hope to catch you on another walk in the near future,

 

Dave 

Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

~ Sevenoaks Weald to Ide Hill, Sunday 13 Feb ~

Ok gang - here's the plan, meet at Sevenoaks Weald village green, opposite the Windmill Inn pub (TN14 6PN), there is free road parking around the green on Long Barn Road.

Suggest to meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start.

The walk will take us across fields towards Bough Beech nature reservoir (binoculars anyone?), then a steady ascent to the village of Ide Hill for a drinks/lunch stop at the  Cocks Inn. (Bring packed lunch or the pub does the usual fayre). After lunch we head east along the high ground following the Greensand Ridge for some great views, before decending down back to the startpoint. Total distance will be around 9 miles with around 300metres of ascent - a nice and easy winter warmer!

Hope to see you there - as usual all welcome!

Rich.
 

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DaveHarris

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DaveHarris says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Richie, this sounds a good walk. Although i know parts of this walk, some will be new to me. Looking forward to it. Hope i've broken my new boots in by then!

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sussexman9

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sussexman9 says:

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I am really looking forward to this, have never walked in this part of the Weald !

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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

I did a recce Sunday and walked all around the south side of the Bough Beech reservoir, this route was mainly on metalled road and not as nice as I had hoped, so I've changed things around a bit and will avoid the south side of the water.  The views from high ground on hanging bank are always nice especially when you can look back at the ground you've covered. - Oh, and another thing, I saw several groups of wild deer in the wooded areas, around 18 or 20 all told, so fingers crossed we may see some more.

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Trenchfoot

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Trenchfoot says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Hi all - just a reminder, if anybody still fancies it...

~ Sevenoaks Weald to Ide Hill, Sunday 13 Feb ~

Ok gang - here's the plan, meet at Sevenoaks Weald village green, opposite the Windmill Inn pub (TN14 6PN), there is free road parking around the green on Long Barn Road.

Suggest to meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start.

The walk will take us across fields towards Bough Beech nature reservoir (binoculars anyone?), then a steady ascent to the village of Ide Hill for a drinks/lunch stop at the Cocks Inn. (Bring packed lunch or the pub does the usual fayre). After lunch we head east along the high ground following the Greensand Ridge for some great views, before decending down back to the startpoint. Total distance will be around 9 miles with around 300metres of ascent - a nice and easy winter warmer!

Hope to see you there - as usual all welcome!

Rich.

so far we have,

Dave
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JezUK
Sussexman9
and me!.
 

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JezUK

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JezUK says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Hi RichieN,

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to pull out of this one - sorry about that but will keep an eye out for future walks.

Kind regards,

Jez

Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent Meet - February

Looking forward to this walk.  Hope we get some sunshine

DaveHarris

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DaveHarris says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Richie, thanks for arranging this walk, apart from the damp weather, and the odd bit of mud it was a really good walk. I really did enjoy it. I think someone has got a thing about putting mud and swimming pools at kissing gates . Thanks also for Susexman and Walkinginsunshine for the good company today. I will post a few murky photo's on here later on. Jez, you really missed out on a good one today, hope to catch up with you soon.

Looking forward to a March walk somewhere

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sussexman9

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sussexman9 says:

Re: Kent Meet - February

Have now returned back from the February Meet and cleaned my boots off !  Great to see Dave again and nice to meet Walking In Sunshine and Ritchie.

My thanks to Ritchie for hosting a great walk !  I will host a March Kent Meet, precise details to be the subject of a seperate thread within the next week. 

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DaveHarris

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DaveHarris says:

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DaveHarris

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Walkinginsunshine

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Re: Kent Meet - February

Do you know, I got home today to find we hadn't had any rain at all here - typical lol

Thankyou Richie for organising todays walk,  it was so good to get out walking again after a lapse couple of months.  It was lovely to see you and Dave and to meet Sussexman for the first time too. 

Dave - those pics look pretty good considering the weather.

It's great to see the Kent meets turning into a regular thing too.  Here's hoping I can make the next one

JezUK

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JezUK says:

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I know Dave, it looks like you all had a fantastic time so I'm really pleased for you all.

But I ended up being double booked and went out today on the South Downs, doing an 18miler, so my legs got a bit of exercise as well.

I will definitely meet up with you all for a walk one day - it's simply about getting the timing right !!

Kind regards,

Jez

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