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West Kent – Horsmonden circular walk


Event Details

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  • Meeting Time: 11:00
  • Approximate End Time: 16:30
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Our Groups are up and running with their activities.   From the 1st of May we will no longer require advanced booking for most events.  Events may still require advanced booking if it is necessary to place a limit on the number of attendees based on the event's risk assessment, or other factors.

General information

A circular winter walk around Horsmonden, a small village in the Weald of Kent.

Horsmonden means 'Horsemen's woodland pasture'. Like other Wealden settlements, its prosperity grew from cloth, hops and the iron industry. In the mid 1500's, it was the most important gun founding centre in Britain.  The mass artillery industry and furnace were central to the village's livelihood. The furnace made use of the large pond close to the village.  These days, Horsmonden's Summer Fair, Gypsy Horse Fair and Cricket and Beer Festival attract visitors to the village.

BOOKING: Advance booking is still required for possible Covid-19 contact tracing purposes. You can book on behalf of others as well as yourself. If you have difficulty booking, please contact the West Kent Group Coordinator at [email protected] who can assist you. You will only be permitted to attend a GOC event if you have registered in advance via the website. Thanks in advance.

Terrain / Difficulty

Orchards and fields which may be muddy. Good views. Some gentle ascents and descents, nothing too steep. Gates and a few stiles. some quiet road walking.

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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