IMG_20140917_135613-2This Sunday’s featured event is a historical guided tour of Swanscombe Marshes and the Swanscombe/Northfleet border.  This circular walk is part of Gravesend Historical Society’s Footpaths Programme 2014 and will be led by Cristoph Bull.

Earlier this summer, I joined a group of over 30 others on a walking tour of Swanscombe led by Cristoph.  This walk was at a leisurely pace to suit all and our guide was hugely interesting, knowledgeable and passionate about the subject – a thoroughly enthralling and educational afternoon.

This weekend’s guided tour across Swanscombe Marshes may possibly be one of the last opportunities to visit and learn about this corner of the Borough before the proposed Paramount Park comes to the area.

All are welcome to join this walk, to explore the landscape, local history and folklore.  However, please note that the walk can be steep in places, may have stiles, can have uneven surfaces and be muddy; so please dress and act accordingly.

The meeting place for the walk on Sunday afternoon is at 2.30pm at the George and Dragon public house, Galley Hill, Swanscombe.  The walk costs £3 a head but there is no need to book.

After the walk, why not pop into the George and Dragon for refreshments.  This pub is also the home of the award winning Caveman Brewery, who brew their ales in the cellar beneath the main bar.

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About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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