Tour of the Darent Valley, lunch and Ightham Mote (04-Sep-19)

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Tour of the Darent Valley, lunch and Ightham Mote (04-Sep-19)

from 49.50

In the morning we will tour the Darent Valley in Kent before stopping for lunch at a typical country pub. In the afternoon we visit the National Trust property Ightham (pronounced ‘item’) Mote.

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The Darent Valley is full of tiny villages, historical buildings and outstanding countryside. During your tour we will pass through the villages of Faringham, Eynsford, Lullingstone, Shoreham and Otford.

Ightham Mote nestles at the bottom of a valley in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dating from the fourteenth century the medieval moated house has seen many changes throughout its history.

Today Ightham Mote is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, set within peaceful gardens comprising an orchard, lakes and woodland walks.

Itinerary:

  • Tour of the Darent Valley followed by lunch

  • 14:00 arrive at Ightham Mote

  • 17:00 depart Ightham Mote

  • return to same joining points between 19:00 and 20:30

Joining Points (GREEN route):

  • 08:15 Yateley - Dog & Partridge

  • 08:25 Hartley Wintney - Bus Stop outside Swan Court

  • 08:35 Hook - Old White Hart Pub Bus Stop

  • 08:45 Hatch - Balle Vue Road Bus Stop junction Cromwell Close

  • 09:00 Chineham - Shopping Centre East Car Park Bus Stop

  • 09:10 Basingstoke - Coach Bay The Anvil Churchill Way

  • 09:20 Basingstoke - Leisure Park (Planet Ice Bus Stop)

  • 09:25 Basingstoke - Business Centre Bus Stop Winchester Road (B&Q)

  • 09:30 Brighton Hill - opposite Beechdown Health Club on Winchester Road