This route winds through lavender farms, vineyards, Roman villas and dramatic Brunel viaducts. There’s even a castle and a falconry center!
If you’re looking for a walk with plenty to see, eat and drink on route this one is for you.
Station Victoria, Blackfriars
Time of walk 2hrs 20
Time on train 35-50 mins
Time end to end 3hrs – 3hrs 40 mins
How to shorten the route
Get of the train at Shoreham, rather than Otford to shorten the walk by about 40 mins.
Places to stop
Lullingstone Roman Villa
A real-life Roman villa complete with some pretty impressive mosaics and roman costumes to try on. How this 2000 year old farmstead came to be discovered in this sleepy area of Kent is almost as interesting as the remians themselves. Well worth a stop
The Mount Vinyard
This area of Kent is famous for it’s dry chalky soil and south facing slopes that make excellent white wine and Champagne. Stop off at The Mount Vineyard to sample some. Open 12-6pm all year round.
The Hop Shop and lavender farm
Kent is famous for it’s hops and lavender and this local farm shop is a great place to see and buy some. You can pick up some great local meat or veg for dinner too.
Eagle Heights falconry center
Fancy a mid-walk eagle pit-stop?! of course you do. Eagle Heights do demonstrations most days. You’ll need to pre-book your visit here but it’s well worth a visit if you have time
Places to eat
The Plough Inn
Super delicious with open fires and sheepskin rugs. The Plough is the place to be on a Sunday in Eynsford, which means it’s fancy enough that you need to pre-book on weekends.
A pretty country house with a garden full of plants form around the world. Lulingstone Castle is a great place to stop for a mid-walk cream tea and plant buying session in their cafe and nursery