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Stylised tree and river with nameDarent Valley Path

31 km / 19 miles

Kent
The River Darent flows from its source in the Greensand hills, south of Westerham, to join the Thames, north of Dartford. The walk is through a varied landscape of riverside fringed with ancient willows, hop gardens and cornfields, secretive woodlands, downland carpeted with wild flowers and expanses of marshland and has the added attractions of Roman remains, majestic viaducts, historic houses, old mills and picturesque villages with beautiful churches. There is an alternative start point at Chipstead (TQ500561).

The 2007 guidebook covers the route only in outline, concentrating on shorter walks, but the older, dated edition may still be obtainable and will be useful to those walking the full route.


Details:

Path Type
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Waymark: Stylised tree and river with name
Waymark
Stylised tree and river with name
Attributes
Easy; Downland/Wolds; River; Heritage; Industrial History
Start
TQ522554 - Sevenoaks, Kent
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Finish
TQ542779 - Confluence of Rivers Darent (east bank) and Thames, Kent
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Along and Around the Darent Valley Path (Kent County Council - 1997)
External PDF
Darent Valley Path - PDF (Kent County Council)
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Guidebook
Darent Valley Path/Short Walks (Kent County Council - 2007)
Certificate
Certificate (Kent County Council - 2010)

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Route Profile:

32.3 Km (20.1 miles)
259 m (850 ft) ascent
102 m (335 ft)  maximum height