Category Archives: Walk reports


This was very much Stuart’s walk which had mapped out himself. But he had been called away to Melbourne following a family bereavement and I was left as stand in leader, not having done a walk over.  Luckily there are better map readers than me in the group.  Twenty one Poly Ramblers started out from Amersham on a sunny Saturday morning.  At one point I thought there were 22 in the group but I must have miscounted.  The walk started downhill Continue reading AMERSHAM /HAZLEMERE CIRCULAR 17 AUGUST

10th August Sevenoaks Circular

The weather forecast  was for strong winds  leading to travel disruption so it was a pretty decent turnout of 16 who assembled at Sevenoaks station. We made out way up the hill and headed for Knole Park, stopping to admire a tree carving. I had previously found the park to be closed during strong winds and my heart sank as we approached the gate  and saw a park employee fixing a sign to it.   Fortunately, it was just a warning . Knole House is one of the largest houses in the country, and surrounded by a large deer park. Skirting to the west of the house, we emerged at the attractive village of Godden Green. Climbing up through woodlands, we walked along an old track at the top of the ridge before descending to Stone Street. Continue reading 10th August Sevenoaks Circular


Sun and cloud on this lovely summer day for a walk in the Essex countryside for 15 Polyramblers. We left Southminster on a country lane where we pilfered some cherry plums along the way. We negotiated some decrepit stiles, crossed two fields full of nettles and braved paths with warnings of adders but we also saw some interesting rowing boats being prepared for a crossing of the Atlantic. After 4 miles, we arrived in Burnham-on-Crouch, known within sailing circles as the ‘Cowes of the East Coast, for an early Continue reading SATURDAY August 3rd: SOUTHMINSTER to N. FAMBRIDGE (Essex) (LINEAR)

Saturday 27th July. Cookham to Maidenhead

On a rather dull and drizzly morning I turned up at Paddington station and found no Polys waiting for me. As I was making my way to the platform, one turned up and another found us on the train. By the next stop our select group had become four and was joined by five who were already in Cookham. We set off, passing the house where the painter Stanley Spencer lived and worked for 15 years until his death in 1959, through Cookham Dene. We passed a large free-range turkey farm, but still being some time to Christmas, or maybe because of the weather, we saw no turkeys roaming around. Continue reading Saturday 27th July. Cookham to Maidenhead

linear walk from hever to tonbridge 2oth july

A small but select group of five walkers started our walk on a warm muggy day from Hever Station. We soon reached Hever Castle which was built in 1453 by the Mayor of London, Jeffrey Boleigne. How things have changed, now we are having modular homes built! We walked through the beautiful Kent countryside through fields and some woodland until we arrived at our second castle of the day, Chiddingstone Castle near Edenbridge, the ancestral home of the Streetfield family. The castle itself dates back from the early 19th century incorporating elements of earlier buildings on the same site.

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