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29th January 2012 Ightham Moat and Oldbury Hill
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Ightham Church Seal Church
Ightham Moat is often acclaimed as the most perfect medieval house in England.
Dating from the 13th century, it has recently been extensively restored by the National Trust with some English Heritage funding
Restoration cost over Ten Million Pounds
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The walk starts off down steep leafy path
Soon to arrive at some old buildings which are the remains of hoppers' huts, which were used, many years ago, as living
accommodation by hop pickers from London who had travelled down to Kent to earn a little money picking the hop harvest.
Apparently there are very few similar survivors of these huts.
Along a well maintained rocky path
Up some steep steps Along a muddy path
Through more woodland trails Along a tree lined lane And More woodland trails
Past a nice little pond and on to a very muddy track
Up some more steep steps
To a little fun time
Natives are friendly and stop for a chat
Up yet more steep steps Down the other side and back to the start
Conclusion, Brilliant, most of it is in woodland and some of it is very boggy but well worth the effort
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