Despite being called ‘Gardener’s Delight in Sissinghurst’, this walk actually starts and ends in Frittenden and only briefly calls at Sissinghurst Castle. This is the longest of the walks so far at five miles, but it was a flat walk for the most part, with only a slight incline up to the castle. It was a glorious day though and my sunburnt neck bears testament to that. This walk is heavy on the stiles – and some were very high… not ideal for the short-legged walker.
Some of the nosiest cows ever can be found just outside Frittenden. They just wanted to follow us all the way. Cute.
As I mentioned this was the most uphill part – not horrendous but in the heat was quite draining.
Frittenden has the cutest village shop, but be warned, it shuts between 12.30pm and 2pm. No ice cream for us today.
In summary: another great walk. Five miles is a nice distance to wander and the location is very nice. One for the cow lovers amongst you.
We are either getting less fit or more tired as this walk seemed like six miles, yet it was only four. This is potentially a worrying fact but, perhaps, I ought not to dwell on it. Sutton Valence is only a few miles down the road from home which is good as I couldn’t face an hour long drive afterwards. As it happens this was probably my favourite walk so far – it has nice varied scenery and is a proper circular walk with no repeated sections. Not many words in this post – just photos… they are easier to do.
It is always nice to see Lambs having lunch, and most pleasing to actually capture it. Bless that little milk drinker.
The next photo is of a memorial to John Willes who was an English cricketer who, though he made only five known first-class appearances, had a significant impact on the game’s history and development. Willes played for Kent county cricket teams and was a fast underarm or, when he could get away with it, roundarm bowler.
Not a great deal else to say on this one – an enjoyable walk – so go do it!
On the outskirts of Goudhurst, Kent, UK.