Hiking is a different and healthy way to spend your spare time, especially when you live in the UK and you can take advantage of the many beautiful spots that the Country Side has to offer just at your door step.
In this post I’ll let you know about the hike I did a few days ago In Kent: Starting From Otford Station via Darent River to the ruins of the Ancient Roman Villa and back to London Victoria from Eynsford Station.
The tranquil Darent River flows from the hills near Sevenoaks down to the River Thames at Dartford.
It is a 19-mile walk but there are different paths or walks that you can choose depending on your level of expertise and endurance, my walk from Otford Station to Eynsford was a good 3 hours long, although we were a big group of around 40 people and took many ‘photo breaks’ as well as a lunch break in the meantime. As a first-timer, I must say that it wasn’t a particularly difficult trek, although a lot of it depends from the fastness of the pace.
The Darent Valley Path directs you away from Eynsford but I would recommend you make a diversion away from the path and take a look at the very picturesque and historic village itself.
Continuing along the path and approaching Eynsford, I came across the ruins of another ancient villa.
It was an absolute fun and made few friends along the way which is definitely a plus! Let me know if you have any questions in case you are thinking to try it x