Allhallows to Hoo
An eight-mile walk from Allhallows to Hoo. Take the Arriva 191 bus to Allhallows on sea. The first section of this route is not for the fainthearted. The walk can be started at Allhallows Caravan Park or from the British Pilot Pub.
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Footpath RS8 start to the left of the main entrance of Allhallows Caravan Park
Follow the waymark down to the river and turn left.
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Walk down the hill and cross the carpark
Take the footpath RS9.
Cross the the style and follow the path.
At the top of the sea wall, there are views across the Thames.
Turn left towards Allhallows Caravan Site.
Cross another style
Both alternative routes continue along the grass near the beach
Keep to the right of Allhallows Yacht Club
Follow the path round to the left and then right
As you pass a World War 2 Pill pox the path turns inland
Turn right when you get to the remains of a sign.
Cross a bridge or should I say balance beam.
Is this where the path is meant to go?
I see the next style in the distance
But was at the wrong side of a ditch
The next stile
Go through the woods back onto the foreshore then spot the waymark.
After another balance beam turn left and take a track away from the sea. Follow the path round to the right and then left along RS14
Take a right turn near a methane-burning plant.
Keep to the left of the rookery
Follow the path round and turn left up the lane by Coombe House
Turn right after the horse paddock
Continue through the woods. Looking out for the rabbit burrows.
As you walk through the farmyard you will see the Church at St Mary Hoo.
A final glimpse of the River Thames
A place for a picnic lunch.
Follow the path through the village.
The path goes to the right of the pond
A better place for a picnic
Turn left at the sign post where two paths cross and continue down a path called Bessies Lane, part of the Saxon Shore Way.
At the end of the path turn left onto the road, beware of the (infrequent) buses.
Cross the Ratcliffe Highway with care and turn right then left past the garage.
The path is slightly overgrown
At the of the path turn right into Roper’s Green Lane
Go past Roper’s farm and cross Roper’s Lane, go past the resevoir and turn left at Tile Barn Farm
When you reach the road turn right to take you to Hoo.