Progress towards triple-checked route options for Headcorn’s six Slow Ways: 42%
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 92m||Descent 147m|
||Review me||Distance 23km/14mi||Ascent 117m||Descent 101m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 171m||Descent 76m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 179m||Descent 145m|
||Double check||Distance 19km/12mi||Ascent 182m||Descent 175m|
||Double check||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 53m||Descent 55m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
43% of Headcorn’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
3 people have contributed to Headcorn’s Slow Ways
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0 people have surveyed a route in Headcorn
84km out of 109km have been walked and reviewed
83km of reviews have been shared in Headcorn
The correct route is to follow the path along the railway fencing then cross the field just to the north of the path that terminates....
Hardly any gradient to this walk but the beginning (Leaving Headcorn) along the Smarden Road is to encounter a very fast stretch of road which some may feel intimidated by....
Goonerbod surveyed HeadcornView facilities
Not the best walk, a lot of missing way markers and finger posts many of the paths are overgrown there are also trees across the paths. Ploughed fields without the paths being reinstated. In Staplehurst the route directs you down a dead end and indicates a footpath that doesn't exist, i checked on kent Footpaths....
Great walk a few overgrown paths otherwise pretty accesable....
The next section from Chart Sutton area across fields and then turning left towards Sutton Valence was reasonable walking. Care needed crossing A274 road into Sutton Valence ( lovely views) Steeps steps down from upper part of Sutton Valence and then below castle there was a step and very overgrown path ( very wet at the time ) Dropped down by fruit farm and very sticky ground towards Heniker Lane which I managed to follow around Weald of kent GOlf Course and then finally lost definitive route and ran out of time just after the Golf Course....
CaptainNavi added Marhea two, a new walk from Marden to HeadcornWalk this route
Slow Ways added Crahea one, a new walk from Cranbrook to HeadcornWalk this route
Slow Ways added Heaash one, a new walk from Headcorn to Ashford (Kent)Walk this route
Slow Ways added Healen one, a new walk from Headcorn to LenhamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Heaten one, a new walk from Headcorn to TenterdenWalk this route
Slow Ways added Maihea one, a new walk from Maidstone to HeadcornWalk this route
Slow Ways added Marhea one, a new walk from Marden to HeadcornWalk this route
Headcorn’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.16789° / 0.62237°
Easting / Northing
583,432E / 144,229N
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