A look around Otford

Otford is at the junction of the Darent Valley and Holmesdale between the North Downs scarp and southerly Sevenoaks Ridge in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Anglo-Saxon Ottanford (Otta’s ford, after the local chieftan) is the site of battles…

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Walk 2 – Darent Valley

This walk talks in about a mile of the Darent Valley Path, but starts with a section that runs along Park Lane.  A shorter version (known locally as the Four Corners) takes a short cut from point 2 to point 7 on the map. Drawings and calligraphy,…

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Walk 5 – Twitton

Drawings and calligraphy, Brian Wright: text by Doreen Wright.  © Doreen Wright 2018 You can download a guide that you can print and take with you on the walk by clicking heree

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Walk 6 – Polhill

Drawings and calligraphy, Brian Wright: text by Doreen Wright.  © Doreen Wright 2018 You can download a guide that you can print and take with you on the walk by clicking here

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Walk 9 – Cotmans Ash

This walk takes in part of the North Downs Way to the East of Otford Drawings and calligraphy, Brian Wright: text by Doreen Wright.  © Doreen Wright 2018 You can download a guide that you can print and take with you on the walk by clicking here

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Walk 10 – Eynsford

Drawings and calligraphy, Brian Wright: text by Doreen Wright.  © Doreen Wright 2018 You can download a guide that you can print and take with you on the walk by clicking heree

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The North Downs Way

The North Downs Way passes through 153 miles of diverse landscapes and through the protected landscapes of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Kent Downs AONB. It enters the Village from the South-West on footpath SR58A,…

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The Darent Valley Path

The River Darent rises near Westerham on the A25, flowing East and then North, through Otford and join the Thames at Dartford. The Darent Valley path follows the River for much of its journey although, at present, the stretch from Westerham to Sevenoaks…

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