Sunday, 5 May 2013

Darent Valley Walk

Another lovely walk yesterday

After a busy week a few hours in the fresh air looking at the beautiful Kent country side was just the tonic.
Having walked up the opposite side of the valley a couple of weeks ago we decided to talk to the White Cross; starting at Shoreham along the river to Lullingstone Castle up the ridge to the White cross and down the hill back to Shoreham – should be around 6 miles.

Walked across fields that looked like they were really struggling with the cold weather we’ve had of late.

Passing vineyards,

 lavender fields - these will look a gorgeous purple in a few months
hop strings,
following the meandering river
to Lullingstone Castle, home of the Hart Dyke family (comedienne Marinda Hart is related). 
We turn here walking up the hill to the golf course, down to the Lullingstone Country Park visitors centre – it looked very nice but didn’t go in – they charge for parking!!
Onwards along Castle Farm Road passing a mysterious stone monument (more on this in another post) hidden in the bushes,
the White Cross, 
views down to Shoreham,
the Kings Arms pub – we did stop for a swift pint and a lemonade before heading home.



MummyHen X

1 comment:

  1. Lovely walk, miss the Kings Arms we are enjoying lovely weather in SW France - when you coming for a visit?