Micro Event: Longfield, Pennis Wood and Dean's Bottom

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Leisure Walks
Jul 12

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Event booking closes on Jul 12 at 09:00:00
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8 mile walk on easy terrain, there are several styles which you must climb unassisted.

A gentle walk around the Saxon village of Longfield on the North Downs, where the most exciting thing to have happened since the Norman Invasion was the building of the railway in the C19th.

After walking the ridge to the 1940's overflow village of New Barn we'll be going through the woods towards Hartley Manor and Hartley Church before heading for the site of a lost chapel among ancient earthworks, then taking footpaths through a golf course to Pennis Wood. From Gay Dawn Farm we'll head across open fields to Dean's Bottom and hence back to Longfield.


Micro Events – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!


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Image Credit: Photos are provided by ODL member Richard Peel and OutdoorLads has permission to use them.


Ridge above Longfield Kent
Poppy nr Longfiled Kent
Hartley Wood, nr Longfield, Kent
Duck Pond Hartley Church
Hartley Church
Gay Dawn Farm, Kent
Wheat Harvest, nr Dean's Bottom, Kent
Ridge above Longfield Kent
Poppy nr Longfiled Kent
Hartley Wood, nr Longfield, Kent
Duck Pond Hartley Church
Hartley Church
Gay Dawn Farm, Kent
Wheat Harvest, nr Dean's Bottom, Kent


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