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I hiked this trail with a couple of friends in early September 2016. Great trail for people looking for a moderate hike. The first day isn't that interesting because it feels like you are walking through small towns and there isn't much scenery, but it starts to get more and more remote feeling once you get further north. You are always close to towns along the way so you don't have to worry about running out of water or food, and the trail takes most people 6-10 days to finish depending on how far you want to walk each day. Booking for B&Bs fills up fast, so book far in advance! We booked about 3 months out and already many places were booked up. Loch Lomond, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful parts of the hike. You will encounter lots of people so if you are looking for something more remote, this might not be the best trail. This trail can get some heavy foot traffic by people who are not true backpackers, so get ready for some loud day hikers who throw their trash on the trail. I saw lots of Mars Bar wrappers. Other than that, the scenery is very quaint countryside, with many farms and rolling hills. It only rained two days we were on the trail, but I know people have had different weather experiences.
we chose this for our first walk/hike and it was a great starting point, my daughter is 3 and made it right round with a little help on daddy's shoulders. and the weather was very windy + it snowed a little at the top but well worth it for the amazing view.
I didn't walk this exact route but was inspired by it, having used to walk here many years ago.
I walked on Christmas Eve around here. The soil is clay and muddy but it was enjoyable. I went past Ightham Moat which is spectacular although it was closed. Back through the grounds of the Fairlawn Estate and down into the village.
I used only an OS map to check my location but noticed the entire area has 4G coverage, so AllTrails could have easily been used!
I walked this route a couple of weeks ago. I didn't use AllTrails but very closely followed the route shown using an OS map and compass.
I parked as Hosey Common, rather than in Westerham, which doesn't have much/any free parking I could find.
Mostly you can follow the Greensand Way but sections through the woods can be a confusing without a compass as it's easy to lose your bearings and there are many paths.
It was foggy when I went and unfortunately Chartwell House was closed for the winter also but the route goes right past the main entrance.
Very enjoyable and recommended. It took me just under 3 hours including a lunch break, although I didn't stop for long as it was cold!
Part of the Borders Abbey Way trail. This portion from Hawick to Selkirk was amazing. We walked through farmland (why you need your dog on a leash), forest, marsh, small roads and towns, and even a golf course! The whole time you see and follow remains of old dry stone wall which is really neat. Trail markers were a little difficult to follow at times but that only added to the adventure. It is nice that it ends and starts in towns, all in which have historic remains of old Abbeys.
It's a beautiful place for a walk. There are lots of great shops along the way including everything from tourist shops to a store where it's Christmas every day. Also be sure to stop at any places along the way that sell fudge. Best fudge I ever had was on the Royal Mile. The castle is the highlight of the mile and offers beautiful views of the entire city.