Day Trips - London Weather 2016
The wooded area of Vann Lake is a particularly fine example of ancient woodland on Weald Clay surrounding an eight-acre lake and is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Buxted is a village Wealden District of East Sussex. The parish is situated on the Weald, north of Uckfield. It used to be important because of the Wealden iron industry and later became commercially important in the poultry and egg industry.
Tenterden is a Cinque Port town in the Ashford District of Kent. It stands on the edge of the Weald, overlooking the valley of the River Rother.
Robertsbridge is a village in East Sussex, England within the civil parish of Salehurst and Robertsbridge. It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Hastings and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Tunbridge Wells. The River Rother passes through the village. source: Wikipedia
There were no prepared walks available in this area so one was assembled using pavements and public footpaths. The 8km stroll through an urban and semi-urban environment was surprisingly interesting.
This was a 7km walk combining rural, urban and semi-urban landscapes around Ottershaw and Row Town, Surrey.
This pleasant 7km walk from http://www.surreyhills.org encompassed the fields and woodlands around Norbury Park, north of Dorking on the opposite side of the valley from the popular Box Hill.
This was a 7km walk through an ancient village, along the Tillingbourne stream, and through open countryside with some excellent views. The walk was found at www.fancyfreewalks.org
Downside is a small village south of Cobham, Surrey in the River Mole valley. Here we did a 5 mile circular walk starting in Downside walking along the River Mole into a very varied countryside.
A tourist ferry trip on the Thames from the 'London Eye' provided the transport for this interesting day trip to the longitudinal zero.
Rotherfield lies halfway between Mayfield and Crowborough on top of a hill in an area of outstanding beauty. It is the source of the River Rother, which springs from a cellar in a house in the village, and the River Uck.
Most people go to Chessington to visit Chessington World of Adventure or Chessington Zoo, but there is more to Chessington ...
The village lies at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the Downs to the south and Lodge Hill to the north. The area offers excellent walks with stunning views. Ditchling Beacon one of the highest points of the South Downs is near the village.
Elstead is a village in Surrey, England, with shops and cottages mainly clustered around a central green, close to the River Wey.
Duncton village and parish is to the south of Petworth at the foot of the South Downs and is on the A285 Chichester road which hairpins out of the village to the summit of the Downs. The parking area near the top of Duncton Hill has panoramic views across the Rother Valley.
A 4¼ mile walk from Tower Hill tube station through St Katherine's Dock, Shadwell and Wapping finishing at Shadwell Station DLR.
After a meal at The Eight Bells in Bolney, a village in West Sussex dating from Saxon times, the intention was to take a 3 mile walk and then visit the Bookers vineyard. Unfortunately it was a Saturday when the vineyard is closed. Nevertheless, there was an interesting church dating from the 12th century, and some ancient leafy lanes to negotiate.
We took an easy 4 mile circular walk starting from the Horse & Castle in Cooling after having enjoyed a well prepared rabbit pie .The village church St James is no longer used for worship, but is open to visitors. In the churchyard there is a group of children's gravestones which are considered to have inspired Charles Dickens for his opening scene in the novel Great Expectations. Cooling Castle was built in 1381 but only part of the towers and walls remain. It is privatly owned and cannot be accessed.
Yalding is a small village between East Peckham and West Farleigh about 5 miles from Maidstone. The name is recorded in the Domesday book as the Saxon manor of Hallinges owned by Aldret, and that it was given to Richard de Tonbridge by William the Conqueror . The village was known as Gealding from the Anglo Saxon Ge meaning village, eald meaning old and ing, a parcel of land. The name had changed to Yaldinge by the time of the Civil War (1642 - 1648).
Tandridge is a village in Surrey between Oxted and Godstone and only a short drive from London. Tandridge appears in The Domesday Book of 1086 as Tenrige. It was held by the wife of Salie from Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its domesday assets were: 2 hides; 1 mill worth 4s 2d, 14 ploughs, 5 acres (20,000 m2) of meadow, woodland and herbage worth 51 hogs.
Severe overnight frosts and some chilly days left the lakes largely covered by ice. It was too thick for the birds to penetrate, but too thin to skate on. However, an oasis of open water remained for the birds.
The cathedral was founded in 597 AD. The Archbishop Thomas Beckett was murdered there in 1170 AD and since then it has attracted thousands of pilgrims. It is the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Vintage London Bus Service 10th August 2008 The 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of London's first red bus route operated by low-bridge double-deck buses, needed on route 127. (low bridge at Worcester Park)