Sunday, April 03, 2022

Knole Park, Godden Green & One Tree Hill Walk

Gill and I went on a superb Pathfinder walk in Kent today. We had an old version of the booklet but hopefully the new Kent Pathfinder has the same walk in it.

It was supposed to be only 51 minutes by car from East London (but we missed the turning for the A21 - I blame google maps of course).

It was a marvellous 6 mile circular walk with lots of ups and downs but nothing too strenuous. It was cold but mostly blue skies and sunshine. 

The deer in Knole Park were very dismissive of us walkers and carried on munching grass or scratching their antlers on trees, regardless of us gawking at them. 

There was such a variety of scenery and vista in this walk. Lots of wide open spaces, hillside views and wooden paths. Go in a week or two to see the bluebells at their best. 

We bought 6 duck eggs at a honesty stall which also had chicken and quail eggs as well as bramley apple juice. 

The flag of Ukraine was proudly being flown next to the village war memorial in Godden Green. 

Octavia Hill who was an early supporter of social housing and the role of women in such housing management is closely connected with this site and the National Trust who run the impressive Knole House. 

We finished off the walk with a drink at the White Rock Inn in Underriver. Who had a great Sunday roast menu. Next time. 

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