Goudhurst Village and the Route of the former Hop Pickers Railway

Sun, 11 Sept



Goudhurst Village and the Route of the former Hop Pickers Railway

The walk follows footpaths alongside the route of the former railway line; past the 15th-16th century Pattyndenne Manor; the 16th century Smugley Farmhouse; through the medieval center of Goudhurst Village on the hill, and concludes at the former oast house. See lunch booking possibility below.

Time & Location

11 Sept, 10:00 – 12:30

Goudhurst, Goudhurst, Cranbrook TN17 1DE, UK

About the event

This walk is led by David Bonniface - Hop Pickers Line Heritage Group. Booking is required via the website registration. Plan to turn up a good 10 minutes before the start time.

Walk distance: 4 miles

Walk duration: 2.5 hrs

Meet-up point: Goudhurst Public Car Park. Free parking, plenty of space on Sunday mornings. Post code: TN17 1DE. Map Ref. TQ722376. What3Words: https://w3w.co/commented.signature.teams   No public transport on Sundays

Walk details: The walk starts and ends at the car park near the cross roads at the village centre. It is classed as Leisurely, gradients of 15%, five stiles and five gates.

Information: The walk concludes at the former oast house, now a social club, where a drink or a light buffet lunch is an option. The lunch must be booked in advance with the walk leader. (d.boniface@hotmail.co.uk). 

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