Walk on the North Downs Way - Charing to Harrietsham with Kent Community Rail Partnership

Type:Guided Walk

Charing to Harrietsham
Walkers on the North Downs


This pre-walking festival walk is led by local experts from Kent Community Rail Partnership.  Explore the beautiful landscape running through the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

*Please note that booking is essential for this walk*

This is a linear walk stating in Charing and ending in Harrietsham.

Starting at Charing Station, this walk will take you through the historic and picturesque village of Charing, located at the foot of the Kent North Downs. We will point out some of the features and buildings that date from the 14th century.

The walk will head up to the North Down Way, probably the steepest climb, then follow the gentle rolling route towards Lenham. Along the way you may see the buzzards flying overhead, and the signs of spring blossom in the hedgerows. There are many points of interest along the way and you may hear about the ecology of the North Downs Way, some of the farming techniques you may see, history, pilgrimages, fauna and flora of the trail.

With breaks to take in the views and some refreshment, the trail will then lead to the Lenham Cross, a war memorial carved into the chalk on the North Downs, before making our way along the last stretch to the historic Village of Harrietsham. There you can spend time exploring before heading to the station. (Two stops back to Charing station)

Walk Details

Led by: Therese Hammond – Sustrans / Kent Community Rail Partnership
Distance: 12.8km /8miles
Grade: Moderate: walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Duration: 5 hours Including lunch break
Dogs on leads allowed
Age over 18, or over 12 with an accompanying adult


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The walk is free but places limited so booking required

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Opening Times

Season (17 Aug 2022)
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00


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