On Sunday 2 October Paul Brunning led a walk in the ever popular Otford area in Kent. The following notice in the Autumn programme attracted 10 ramblers to join him and two of our favourite photographs, Antoinette and Sheila, provided the photographs shown below:


Sunday 2nd October    Leader: Paul Brunning   OS map 188

Meet        : Blackfriars 0920 for 0942 train to Otford (arr 10.37)

Lunch      : Fox and Hounds, Romney Street

Tea          : Hmmm....

Distance : 9 milesreturning from Otford

Fare        : £8.50 cdr Otford with NSE discount.



The path from Otford towards Shoreham,Kent

As I said,10 ramblers joined Paul for this walk.

A well kept path, clear of obstacles. Kent local authorities appreciate the benefit of well kept footpaths to the local economy.

Glorious bloom in Autumn Sunshine

Otford Tourist information. Another sign of a thoughtful Local Authority.

Looking back at the Church in front of railway station.

Ancient buildings line the High Street in Otford.

Worth a day trip back just to absorb the history

The way is well marked by sign posts.

An oasis of paradise in small Kent village of Otford.

A rambler spies hanging fruit.

And, yes, success without falling in brook!!

Waterside bliss..

The glory of having two photographers is that we get a chance to see both off them.

Nothing wrong with walking alone when with a group.

Time to let thoughts relax and wander.

Modern, well kept gates between fields and livestock reduce the number of stiles we have to negotiate.

Breath taking views to wonder at.

Plain post mark the path.

Something about this location made our photographer think the lunch stop was close.

But couldn't resist the temptation stop and photograph such tranquillity

No sign of the pub yet but soon forgotten again.

Glowing in achievement at the steepest climb of the day!! And a ray of sunshine - in both photographs

A loyal photographer and provider of a great number of our photograohic memories of rambles is photographed by another prolific photographer

October, sun, autumn, warm, scenery, companionship, prayer, wonder.

Well preserved scenery for walkers to enjoy

At last the pub - and first stop, wash hands before lunch.

Getting ready to leave, sustained by home cooking.

Mother nature provides blackberries for those who abstained from pudding.

Still time to ponder

A photo of a photo for club members who could not make it but are never forgotten.

Healthy looking cattle graze contentedly.

Sheila tells me the autumn is hard to capture on an iphone camera but I think she has done very well today.

Majestic animals scrubbed and ready for walk or canter.

Back through the Otford Churchyard just before 4 in time for an early train home.

The ancient village of Otford. The ramblers were grateful as always to Paul for a lovely day's walk and are sure to come again.