Last weekend - Saturday November 24th 2013 - did this beautiful walk in Kent, from Sevenoaks to Dartford - 18 miles. Somehow I had missed this London area walk! The sun shone as I walked near and beside the River Darent. En route passing several attrative scenic villages including Shoreham. The path also crosses the North Downs Way/Pilgrims Way and passes the gatehouse of Lullington Castle. I reached Dartford station as night fell.
On the following Saturday - November 3oth - I was back in Dartford to continue on and walked 24 miles to Greenwich. The Darent Valley Path, continues to the Thames, but it is one way and you have to retrace your steps. So I cut across to the River Cray path and followed this to the River Darent and now on the other bank, walked to the flood barrier and Thames - there is no access across the barrier. I turn left along the Thames Path to Erith and onto the Thames Barrier, Woolwich, O2 Dome and reached Greenwich as darkness fell, with Chistmas lights blazing. I had seen a wealth of birds, including shelduck, heron, stork and many waders. A great day out in London's countryside...........Happyy Walking, John.