Disappointingly only two ramblers, Jennifer and Sarah, turned up for the walk on what proved to be a very nice day, defying the BBC weather forecast of storm and tempest. We proceeded alongside the River Darent stopping at Castle Farm for some lavender ice cream. We passed lavender coloured fields and Lullingstone Castle, heading into farmland and woodland and at times close to a golf course.
We twice passed colourful flower meadows giving me the chance to pick a few yellow rattle seed pods for my own tiny back garden meadow. On the walkover the second meadow was covered in Pyramid Orchids, which were still present in some numbers on this walk.
The walk served as a recce for a walk Jennifer was going to lead for another group and between the two of us we didn’t get lost once! The day ended with drinks at the Kings Arms.