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The North Downs Way National Trail covers a total of 153 miles of outstanding natural beauty. The route starts in Farnham and finishing in the historic town of Dover. On every section of this awe-inspiring route, expect to see amazing views, an abundance of flora and fauna and history spanning from the Neolithic times. Part 9 Lenham to Wye

  • 18 Aug 2024
  • 8:30am start
  • £5
  • Lenham

The 9th leg of the North Downs Way Adventure begins in the picturesque village of Lenham. Although Lenham is technically a town due to being given market status by Queen Elizabeth I, the occupants have desired to keep its village status. During this section we will pass the historic Lenham Cross, commemorating the 42 local people who sadly lost their lives during WW1 (and a further 14 after WW2), as well as through Eastwell Estate.  We will pass Charing as well as the manor house of the Eastwell estate (once owned by the Earl of Winchilsea for over 3 centuries) as well as the village of Boughton Lees before finishing at the beautiful village Wye which sits on the Great Stour.

As you book onto this walk you will be giving the option to join our WhatsApp lift share group to allow us to lift share between stops. Please let us know if you are running late or not attending otherwise the walk will leave on time. During the weekends we are leaving accommodation open for you to choose something that suits your budget.

Alternatively, there are trains returning to Lenham from Wye with a change at Faversham takes approximately 30 minutes by rail. We will be stopping for a bring your own picnic lunch at around mid-day.

Meeting time – 8:15am for a 08:30hrs prompt start*

Meeting location – Lenham Station (ME17 2HR) Lenham station is paid through APOCA (parking charges are not included)

Walk type – Linear.

Terrain – This trail has a slight incline from Lenham station in slightly undulating but no major climbs.

Distance – 12 miles / 19km Walking time – 6.5 hours walking (with a bring-your -own lunch stop) what 3 Words – ///relieves.entitle.strikers

* Please note that times might slightly change to accommodate train arrivals on the day.

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