29 August 2019 - The North Downs - Rae was President and gave us a splendid krawl, fine
food and fantastic weather and he had a guest, John. As one of the krawlers emailed: "Another gold star
kracking krawl, karefully and konsideratley led by President Rae with not too much interference from our
incomparable BN". We met up, and dined, at The Chequers, Haverham and made our way via the North
Downs to The Bell in Kemsing. We were running a bit late so only had one pint and then headed back to
dine. Six and a half miles in total.
Present: Rae (President) & John Drabwell (Guest). BN, Drew, Phil, Chris, Fred, Roger, Jim,
Dave W (10) Dave C got lost finding us!
Apologies: Ponti, Gareth, Martin, Ken, Dave H, Harry, John Butler (7)
25 July 2019 - A tour of Hayes & Keston - The BN stepped in to organise the smallest
group ever... Drew left at 09:30, did his own thing for 90 mins, came back to the Blackheath Clubhouse at 11:00
and picked up the BN. The two then ambled to The Greyhound in Keston for midday, they were
subsequently joined by Jim and the three then made there way back to Hayes for lunch at the New Inn. They were
joined by Davids H & C and Chris. A most enjoyable meal in nice surroundings on what turned out to be the
hottest July day ever - 37c.
Present: BN (President), Drew and Jim - joined by David H, David C and Chris (3+3=6)
Apologies: Ponti. Apples, Phil, Roger, Fred, Ken, Martin, Rae, Dave W, Gareth and John (11)
27 June 2019 - Well Hill & Lullingstone Park. Drew stepped into the breech and we all
enjoyed the lovely spring like weather. Meeting at, and dining at the Bo Peep the krawl was based on
Drew's previous krawl a year ago. Eight set of on what turned out to be 6 and a half miles of open countryside
with some lovely views both north and south. The halfway house being the Lulligstone Park Golf Club as before.
Four joined us for a most enjoyable lunch.
Present: Drew (President), BN, Phil, Gareth, Apples, Dave W, Rae, Fred - Daves C & H, Jim
& Harry joined for lunch (8+4=12)
Apologies: Ponti, John B, Chris, Martin, Roger & Ken (6)
30 May 2019 - Ladies Day krawl around Shipbourne. Anthony was President and BN (Mike was
ill) and sent in this report: "The KKK met at 9.45. Weather was fine with a light breeze, but it was
Following a glass of Prosecco, we set off and reached the top of Shipbourne, where we turned right and up the
Fairlawne Estate. I gave a small piece about the Cazalet family who owned the estate until 1979 in particular
Sir Peter Cazalet, racehorse trainer to the Queen Mum. I also did a piece about Edward Cazalet, Peter’s elder
brother, killed in WW1.
At the road near Plaxtol, some went straight to the halfway house (The Papermakers
Arms), whilst others did an extra loop up the hill. When we got to the war memorial in Plaxtol I
did a piece on two Golding brothers (of hop fame) who were also killed in WW1. William Golding joined up
on 6th August 1914 and was killed on 31st October 1918, eleven days before the Armistice.
After a pleasant 45 minutes at the Papermakers Arms we ambled down hill across four fields and arrived at the
Kentish Rifleman at 1.20, where it was generally agreed we had an excellent
The whole day came to £25 a head! a record I think. Everybody kept asking whether I had added everything up
Present: Anthony (President) & Jan, Drew, Gareth, Jim, Chris & Sue, Fred & PohLeng,
Dave & Rita, Kate, Judith - Ken & Jackie and Harry & Cherry joined for lunch (13+4=17)
Apologies: Rae, Appples, Roger, Martin, Trish, Annie, Daves C&H, Mike
25 April 2019 - The Brothers-in-law organised a delightful krawl around Knockholt. This
was a back-to-front version of the January krawl. So we set off from The Tally Ho in Knockholt and
made our way to The Three Horseshoes for a well deserved pint. On our travels we met with a Lady with
a Harris Hawk and had a Spitfire fly over and saw lots and lots of bluebells and rape. No
dramas, good weather, good under foot and as usual, good company - just shy of 7 1/2 miles in
Preasent: Roger & Dave W (joint Presidents), BN, Apples, Drew, Phil, Fred - Harry joined
for lunch (7+1=8)
Apologies: Ponti, Chris, Ken, Gareth, Martin, Dave C, Jim, David H, Butler & Rae (10)
28 March 2019 - Hayes Common - Overcast but not cold greeted us at The Greyhound,
Keston. A steady pace took us up and down towards the New Inn in Hayes, by which time the sun was out,
enabling us to sit in their garden for a nice pint. Just under 5 miles to there and a further one and a half
more took us back to The Greyhound. A leisurely lunch rounded off another enjoyable day.
Present: Rae (President), BN, Phil, Jim, Gareth & Chris - Harry & Dave C joined
for lunch (8)
Apologies: Drew, Ponti, Apples, David W&H, Fred, Martin, John's B&B, Ken, Roger (11)
28 February 2019 - Ide Hill - Dave Appleton organised another pleasant
krawl with lots of hills... Nine krawling and 12 dining all enjoyed the spring weather. We meet at The Cock
Inn, Ide Hill and used The Fox & Hounds at Toys Hill for the halfway. Just over 7 miles in
Present: Apples (President). Drew, Jim, Dave W, Rae, Phil, Chris, Roger & Ponti - Dave C,
Harry & BN joined for lunch (12)
Apologies: Fred, John's B&B, Martin, Gareth, Dave H (6)
31 January 2019 - Knockholt area in the snow. First time for many to krawl in the
snow and did they enjoy it! Roger made sure of that. Ten krawlers set out and eventual made it back to The
Three Horseshoes, albeit a bit late... three non krawlers had been waiting nearly an hour. A
first class meal was enjoyed by all. The halfway house was The Tally Ho. Fred
had as his guest Mathew Cooper, son of Rodney, a former krawler, who passed on a few years ago, good to
see him again. Just about 7.5 miles in total.
Present: Roger (President), Ponti, Drew, Jim, Rae, Chris, Apples, Fred & Mathew, Dave W -
joined by BN, Harry and Ken for Lunch (10+3=13)
Apologies: Phil, Martin, Denis, John B's x2, Dave C & David H (7)