Eight Polyramblers aligned at Kemsing station to be met by Kim and Siew Kee who were leading the walk. It was a beautiful sunny day, ideal for walking. After a short walk on a country lane, we were soon in fields full of sheep. Walkers and sheep wanted to go across the same bridge over the motorway so there was a bit of a bottleneck but the sheep went one way and we went the other, walking along newly ploughed fields, passing lovely oasthouses with views of the North Downs. We continued along a country lane following the Pilgrims Way for a short while, admiring St Clere House before joining the North Downs Way after a steep climb. We stopped for lunch in a quirky pub, the Rising Sun, that has three welcoming tabby cats. It looks more like a private house than a pub and does not serve food but the landlady had said that we could eat our lunch there. So we sat in the garden with our beer/tea and our sandwiches in the cats’ company. Dessert was provided by Siew Kee who had rescued macaroons from a trade show the previous day. They were delicious. We resumed our walk and made our way back to Kemsing station via Kemsing village and the lovely Kent countryside.