Walking from Sevenoaks Station To Free Range Glamping
It's a lovely walk, about 7 miles long, taking 2-3hrs, with a stop at a great country pub on the way. A chance to see the deer in Knowle park, and get some excellent views across the Weald. A great car free escape.
In the summer you could do it in the afternoon and early evening, but during the shorter winter days, it's best starting in the morning. Key info is that the Windmill pub kitchen is open for lunch from noon till 2:30pm, so make sure you're there in time. Also on a Saturday there's a small street market in Sevenoaks, that's perfect for getting provisions for your evening meal and/or breakfast.
You can get trains to Sevenoaks station, from all over London, it's about 20mins from London Bridge. As you leave the station, turn right up London Road.
Follow the road up the hill. As you go through the town centre now is a good time to stock up on provisions. As well as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, The Bagel Shop always has a queue of hungry patrons outside.
On a Saturday look for the small market, with it's tempting pastries and cakes.
Just opposite St Nicholas Church, look for and take the entrance to Knowle park. Entrance to the park is free for walkers and cyclists.
Follow the path, just to the right of the house wall, and then onto the long straight path. Look out for the surprisingly tame deer
Take the gate out of the corner of the park, and turn right along the road, after a short distance a small footpath on the right cuts the corner, down some steps. Walk along the footpath alongside the main road for about 200m, and then cross opposite the entrance to the Himalayan gardens. Follow the track through the woods, which has great views across the Weald
Turn left, when you reach a farm on the right.
Follow the path just to the left of the workshop
At the bottom of the hill, by the road, bear left, go through a gate and you'll see a tunnel that you take under the road
As you emerge, turn right past the farm buildings, and then head for the Church. A footpath between the Church and village hall takes you onto Church road, turn right and go down the hill and up the other side. You'll see The Windmill pub at the crossroads, on the village green. It's a good place, for a pitstop, or try the community shop on the other side of the green for an Ice Cream.
When refreshed, head towards the Memorial Hall, also on the green, and follow the footpath, which heads off from behind and to the right of the hall
That path quickly turns right into an ancient lane through the trees, follow that until you meet a road, and cross straight over onto a footpath on the other side. The path follows the right hand side of the field and then the edge of a wood
It then heads diagonally across the field, towards some more pretty run down farm buildings. Follow the path to the road and turn left for a short distance, until the corner, where another footpath allows you to carry straight on. Just before the second gate, turn right along the edge of the field.
Turn left along the road, and you'll soon see the signs for Bore Place. Well done, you've made it. Turn right up the drive, follow the signs for reception, and then for the Glamping field. Base Glamp, where you collect your key, is just at the entrance to the glamping field. Find your yurt or shepherds hut, and have a great time. There are notes inside about how everything works, but message me if you have any questions 07441 427 811, Chris