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.

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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.

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On a Saturday look for the small market, with it's tempting pastries and cakes.  

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Just opposite St Nicholas Church, look for and take the entrance to Knowle park.  Entrance to the park is free for walkers and cyclists.

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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

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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

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Turn left, when you reach a farm on the right. 

Follow the path just to the left of the workshop

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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 

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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

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