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messageEasy day trips from London
Posted by siousxiesue April 12, 10:42PM

I'm looking for the very useful link posted which had details of some lovely sounding walks within easy reach of London.

Some Italian friends over here would find it really useful

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by ed_pete April 13, 07:07AM


messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by siousxiesue April 13, 02:07PM

Thanks ED_Pete!

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by nxjen April 13, 02:30PM

I discovered today though maybe itís something everybody knows that itís possible to get a direct train from East Dulwich to Box Hill at weekends.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by seenbeen April 13, 03:18PM

nxjen Wrote:
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> I discovered today though maybe itís something
> everybody knows that itís possible to get a direct
> train from East Dulwich to Box Hill at weekends.

The station is West Humble

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by OutOfFocus April 13, 04:04PM

> Itís possible to get a direct train from East Dulwich to Box Hill at weekends.

Yes and no..... You can tomorrow (Sun 14th) but normally you have to change once or twice.
Tomorrow there are engineering works - the train to Dorking start at London Bridge rather than Victoria and conveniently call at East Dulwich.

The full name is Box Hill & Westhumble.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by PeckhamRose April 13, 04:34PM

Here's a lovely idea should you be on a budget and also want to stay the night somewhere. National Express Coaches (yes, I know you folks wouldn't DREAM of getting on a cheap coach but plenty of folks do and they have free good wifi and loos and are comfy) do a really good online rate to places. For example a trip I occasionally do when not biking for some reason or other, is as follows. If you book online to start outside of Victoria the price is cheaper. £6.70 buys a one way trip from New Cross to Thanet. (Ramsgate Margate Broadstairs) Stay in a cheapo hotel. £6.70 back. The walking around the coast of Thanet is a wonderful thing. My favourite is the longest, which - if you can time it with the tide going out, is magical. From Broadstairs around to Margate is one long walk, but to get there as the sun goes down and the tide is beginning to come back is the best ever. (And great indy bars on the Stone Pier.) The shorter walk from Ramsgate to Broadstairs is fabulous too. But the bits between Margate and Broadstairs have some amazing caves and chalk stacks around Kingsgate / Botany Bay.

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messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by nxjen April 13, 06:03PM

OutOfFocus Wrote:
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> > Itís possible to get a direct train from East
> Dulwich to Box Hill at weekends.
>
> Yes and no..... You can tomorrow (Sun 14th) but
> normally you have to change once or twice.
> Tomorrow there are engineering works - the train
> to Dorking start at London Bridge rather than
> Victoria and conveniently call at East Dulwich.
>
> The full name is Box Hill & Westhumble.

Thanks for clarification, thought it was too good to be true! Seems like there will be engineering works next weekend as according to Network Rail itís possible to get there directly then but the weekend after it goes back to 2 changes. Oh well.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 14, 07:29PM

Camping at the Fort can feel like you're away from everything. I'm planning to stay there again for the whole summer in my caravan whilst I rent my double fronter out on Airbnb in July and August.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by yourmomma April 15, 08:23AM

This site lists hundreds of walks all within easy reach of London. All are detailed with public transport options and stops for lunch. [www.walkingclub.org.uk]

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Captain Marvel April 15, 08:54AM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> Camping at the Fort can feel like you're away from
> everything. I'm planning to stay there again for
> the whole summer in my caravan whilst I rent my
> double fronter out on Airbnb in July and August.

There are occasionally caravans in the BT exchange on Lordship Bob. And I think it's free to stay there.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by peckman April 15, 12:54PM

Hello Italian friends!

We have just come back from 3 days in Dungerness. We used to go there all the time wild camping but havent visited for a few years. going back makes you reaalise what a wierd wonderful landscape it is around there. even the nuclear power station adds to the atmosphere ! not far from London if you have a car . You also have tacky sea side towns near which are actually quite good (if you like charity shops and fish and chips for lunch!)

[www.mylifelongholiday.com]

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Loutwo April 15, 06:36PM

My favourite walk within reach of London is Westerham in Kent. Home of General Wolfe. Close to Hever Castle and Chartwell, beautiful countryside of he north downs and lots of pubs and cafes along route. Easily accessible by car or bus. I think you can get a train direct from Peckham rye to sevenoaks too.

Louisa.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 15, 08:29PM

yourmomma Wrote:
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> This site lists hundreds of walks all within easy
> reach of London. All are detailed with public
> transport options and stops for lunch.
> [www.walkingclub.org.uk]

The Fort is cool - I stay there every summer in the caravan and have a campfire every night. Mrs Bob stays at home and looks after the Airbnb guests during the week, and then comes to see me at the weekends.

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Hemingway April 16, 02:00PM

ahh, so the Mrs keeps an eye on the bridge whilst you're away BB?

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Sue April 16, 04:26PM

Hemingway Wrote:
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> ahh, so the Mrs keeps an eye on the bridge whilst
> you're away BB?


big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Easy day trips from London
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 16, 06:58PM

Yes, but that seems ok doesn't it? She pops up at the weekends after she has sorted the guests out and then I make a big campfire and we have some craft ales from that beer shop on LL, or vintage Herefordshire cider.


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