Knockholt station to Sevenoaks

Knockholt Pound


  • Start: Knockholt station (station code KCK, postcode TN14 7HR)
  • Finish: Sevenoaks station (station code SEV, postcode TN13 1DP)
  • Distance: 13.91km
  • Total ascent: 199m
  • Naismith time: 3h 07m
  • London terminus: London Bridge
  • Ticketing: Day return to Sevenoaks
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Orpington at Knockholt Pound (4.62km); trains to Sevenoaks and London at Dunton Green (11.14km)
  • Facilities: Convenience shop and pub at Knockholt Pound (4.62km); pub at London Road (8.48km); all facilities in Sevenoaks


The walk ascends from Knockholt station to Knockholt Pound via Broke Hill and grazing the edge of Halstead. Broke Hill had a short life as a golf course (one of many which sprang up around the country in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and one of a goodly number which failed) on land which formerly supported orchards: its future is still in the balance, and a proposal to build a large housing estate was rejected on appeal in early 2022 (it is protected green-belt land). From Knockholt Pound, the route rises to the ridge of the North Downs before descending the scarp on the North Downs Way. The route picks up the Darent Valley Path south-west of Otford, turning south on the Riverhead branch. Finally, the walk reaches Sevenoaks via the Bradbourne Lakes Park.

Bradbourne Lakes Park


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