Dover to Dorking Robust Ramble

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Start: Dover
Distance: 116 miles (186 km)
Grid Ref: TR316415
 
Climbing: 1,598 metres
Walk time: 48-58 hours
Days: 7-11

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Summary: The Dover to Dorking Robust Ramble is a long distance walking route through Kent and Surrey which roughly follows a parallel line to the London to Dover Railway. It was devised by Colin Bridge, Local Footpaths Officer for the Ramblers' Association. This walk was inspired after he experienced the thrill of long distance walking while completing the Sussex Border Path. He has followed a useful format of day sections so those not able to complete the walk as one, long-distance path may complete the walk in piecemeal sections on several occasions. The Robust Rambles website has detailed route descriptions for both directions, enabling the circular walks of the full daisy-chain route, in total over 200 miles of walking in 52 sections. From Dover the east-west route crosses the Kent Downs AONB and the Low Weald, often in the river valleys of the East Stour, Beult, Medway, Eden and Mole, ending with hillier sections in the Surrey hills to reach Dorking. The larger towns are avoided except for station access and the route passes around Ashford, Paddock Wood and Edenbridge, and uses the riverside route along the Medway through Tonbridge. (Source: LDWA)

Useful Links:
The Robust Rambles Website (with guides)
Long Distance Walkers Association


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