25 May 2017 - Ladies Day Krawl. Lots of people away and they missed a fine krawl and a
ridiculously cheap meal. Fred as President had everything organised well before only to establish that the
intended half way house (The Globe & Rainbow) had closed down... On top of that traffic problems
due to the A21 development meant we were late leaving the car park of The Chequers Pub at Lamberhurst.
Not to be phased we took off on a more direct route towards the Green Cross Inn. We duly arrived just
before 12:30, so only had time for one round before we set of back to The Chequers for lunch. And a
fine one it was... as stated earlier the food was very cheap but top quality, likewise the wine. Everyone
enjoyed the krawl especially as the weather was warm and sunny, not many stiles and not too steep or many hills
- we clocked up about 7 miles.
Present: Fred (President) & PohLeng, Mike & Terri, Trish, Jim, Chris & Sue, Harry,
David H, Little Mike and Annie (12) Ken & Jackie and Peter & Judy joined for lunch (16 in total)
Apologies: Phil, Ponti, Rae, Roger, John Berry, Kate, Apples, Colin, Hazel, Martin, John Butler,
Drew, Dave C and Dave W (14)
27 April 2017 - Well Hill & Lullingsone Park. Drew was President for
the first time and made a splendid job of it. Thirteen arrived at the Bo Beep
car park, all in plenty of time for the off. We all had a jolly fine time, weather was just right for krawling,
route was up & down but no steep inclines, there were plenty of stiles especially at the start and finish.
Nearly five and a half miles to the half way house which was in the Lullingstone Park Golf Club, the
beer was good and very resonantly priced. We the proceeded back to the Bo Beep pub for lunch, again a
sensible cost and good service. We were joined by Ken, David H and Harry for lunch bringing our numbers up to
16. The final distance was seven and a half miles.
Present: Drew (President), BN, Jim, Chris, Phil, Dave W, Roger, two John's, Fred, Apples,
Rae, Little Mike, Harry, Ken and David H joined for lunch (16)
Apologies: Denis, Ponti, Martin and Dave C (4)
30 March 2017 - Underriver. Apples popped up everywhere... he has been unwell for
some weeks but sorted the krawl, supplied laminated maps and instructions, saw us off, followed us in his
car and acted Presidential at the meal. And we all enjoyed it. Ten krawled the 7.6 miles of the best that
Kent can offer in the highest temperatures (in March) for 6 years. We made the half-way at the
Bucks Head just before midday having krawled 5.3 miles. We were joined by David H for lunch at
the White Rock Inn. Some thought the governor was a bit off hand but by the time we had eaten
well and received the reasonable bill we were warming to him.
Present: Apples, BN, Drew, Phil, Roger, Harry, Chris, Fred, Dave W, Rae, Mike R and David H for
Apologies Martin, Jim, Ken, Dave C, John Butler, Ponti and John Berry (7)
23 February 2017 - Shoreham. Jim led 10 trusty krawlers in mild but
very blustery conditions on a near 8 mile route form Shoreham via Lullingstone. Several styles and what
seemed mostly up-hill sections meant we were a little slower than normal and we deviated from his planned
route to Lullingstone Country Park Cafe. Beer for some, tea and coffee for others meant a slightly lighter
bill. The flatter trip back to Shoreham was much appreciated as we wandered back by the river Darenth. We duly
arrived at the Two Brewers for a welcomed drink, lots of banter and good food and
surroundings. Prior to the off David was presented with his badge having been elected last
Present: Jim (President), BN, Drew, John Butler, Chris, Roger, David H, Mike R, Fred, Dave W Ken
& Phil joined for lunch (10+2)
Apologies: Harry, John Berry, Martin, Colin, Dave C, Ponti, Rae and Apples (8)
26 January 2017 - Downstream. Freezing cold and overcast weather did not stop the 13
intrepid krawlers making their way to the extreme north of Kent for a very interesting and different krawl.
Greenwich DLR was the start as we walked towards and past the Thames Barrier, but not before we hopped on the
River Bus. We then went thro Maryon Wilson and Charlton parks before picking up a 54 Bus taking us to the
half-way house, The Princess of Wales on Blackheath Common, where we were joined by Ponti - a
fine pint, helpful staff and nice surroundings. We then crossed over the Common, past the Observatory and made
our way to The Richard 1 pub in Greenwich. Roast Beef was the order of the day, wine flowed,
banter reigned, the waitress was excellent. The freight train derailment at Lewisham meant that most had to
walk to Ladywell station before taking the train back to West Wickham & Hayes. David Hawkins was introduced
as a new member with much acclaim. No GPS but about 8 miles in total for most.
Present: Chris (President), BN, Drew, Jim & friend David, Phil, Harry, Roger, Dave W, Fred,
Little Mike, John Butler and John Berry, Ponti joined for second half (14 krawled & dined)
Apologies: Apples, Rae, Dennis, Ken & Dave C (5)