Charing to Hollingbourne Walk, Friday 30th September.

August 24, 2022

Join us on our Charing Rail Ramble on Friday 30th September as part of the Heart of Kent Walking Festival. 

Starting at Charing Station, this walk will take you through the historic and picturesque village of Charing, located at the foot of the Kent North Downs. We will point out some of the features and buildings that date from the 14th century.

The platform and brick built station building with a wooden canopy for shelter.
Charing Station

The walk will head onto the North Downs Way, probably the steepest climb, then follow the gentle rolling route towards Harrietsham. Along the way you may see the buzzards flying overhead, and the flora of the North Downs. There are many points of interest along the way and you may hear about the ecology of the North Downs Way, some of the farming techniques you may see, history, pilgrimages, fauna and flora of the trail.

 

 

 

 

Walkers gaze at a large white chalk cross on the green hillside
Lenham Cross

With breaks to take in the views and some refreshment, the trail will then lead to the Lenham Cross, a war memorial carved into the chalk on the North Downs, before making our way along the last stretch to the historic village of Hollingbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

Mural at Hollingbourne

There you may wish to spend some time exploring before heading to the station. 

Booking is essential via Heart of Kent Walking Festival

We look forward to you joining us.