Despite ever worsening weather forecasts, 9 Polys and a guest from the blind ramblers set off optimistically from Paddock Wood. As we walked through the busy town and up onto the weald, we congratulated ourselves on being out; the rain was light, there as no wind and it was not cold. We wended our way through Kent orchards and the pretty village of Matfield, arriving at the Halfway House at Brenchley for lunch where we enjoyed a variety of food and real ales, all served from barrels behind the bar.
It’s a very old pub with lots of character, including a library of books above our heads. Over lunch we viewed pictures of grandchildren
and videos of cats – mobile phones with cameras are a great invention! On the way back to the station, the rain got heavier and the wind got up, so it was a wet but cheerful party which caught the 4pm train to London.
Thanks you to those that braved the elements.