With the Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner we thought it was time to share another of our favourite walks, The Pluckley Circular Walk. Perfect for a relaxing countryside stroll.
Plus the walk also benefits from some great country pubs including The Black Horse, which is apparently the most haunted pub in Kent.
Walk | 11km (6.8 miles) | Easy and Flat | There are parts of the walk which can be overgrown and part of the route is across a country road where dogs will need to be kept on the lead
Getting there | Pluckley station is just over an over on the train from Charing Cross and trains run around 2 an hour
Road | If you are driving, there is a car park at Pluckley Station that costs £2 per day on weekdays but is free on the weekends
Places to eat | The Black Horse pub has a beautiful walled garden and is dog friendly.
Before reaching the farm, turn left onto the Greensand Way and continue through orchards and across a recreational ground to reach a road in Pluckley. Turn left down Smarden Road towards Pluckley Thorne. You are now on the Greensand Way Spur. Continue along the road for just under 700 metres and locate a footpath on the left by a garage. The path leads through several fields to reach Lambden Road (there maybe sheep in an adjoining field so your dog may have to be kept on the lead). Turn left and then right over a stile by a metal gate and into a field. Head south aiming for the left-hand corner of this field from where the path continues in a southerly direction to join Station Road (the last part of this walk can be slightly overgrown during the summer months). Turn right and walk back to the station.