Darent Valley Path – Eynsford to Dartford
Eynsford is reached from Chatham by the 700 bus to Bluewater, then a 96 bus to Dartford and a 403 bus to Eynsford. On Sundays and bank holidays the 429 bus goes from Bluewater to Eynsford. I’ve done this walk more than once so some of the picture show a day of bright sunlight and others a rainy day.
The walk is covered by the 162 Ordance Survey Explorer MapDownload file for GPS
If you want to explore the village of Eynsford and Eynsford Castle get of the bus in Eynsford High Street otherwise stay on the bus to the Church.
Continue along Riverside and turn right at SparePenny Lane. Joining the Darent Valley Path
Just past the houses the footpath continues on the right through the fields with views of Eynsford Castle
The path turn left up some steps back onto Sparepenny Lane. Follow the lane to the end and turn right into the High street past The White House.
Walk down to the river to see a brick structure across the river. There is an information board telling what it may be.
The Village sign commemorates Wadard a Norman night featured in the Domesday book and the Bayeux Tapestry.
The path continues on the left bank of the river, through the pub garden
Just before the river goes under the A20 the path crosses the river by a way of a footbridge. The path continues to follow the river under the A20 before turning right away from the river. The path turns to the left and runs between fields and past the Horton Kirby Cricket club ground.