Walking and running groups | Sevenoaks District Council

Walking and running groups

Steps to Wellbeing walks  

Steps to Wellbeing walks last at least 45 minutes and generally explore wooded areas. These walks can involve hills and uneven walking terrains and are generally two or three miles long. They are not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

For further information on the Steps to Wellbeing walks, and to confirm your attendance, please contact Lisa Wilkinson in our One You team on 01732 227000 or email healthy.living@sevenoaks.gov.uk.

Otford Walking Group

Join us on the first and third Monday of the month at 10am for a beautiful 3.6 mile walk starting at the Otford High-Street car park. The walk follows the River Darent and comes back through the beautiful village of Otford, which has plenty of tea rooms to visit after.  

Shoreham Walking Group

Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month for a stunning walk around Shoreham village taking in the local landmarks, rivers, vineyards and rolling hills. The circular walk begins at 10am from Station Road beside the Vicarage and last about 90 minutes.


Knole Park Walking Group 

Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month for a one-hour circular walk around Knole Park. Take in the beautiful views, woodlands and the occasional deer! We set off from Hollybush Cafe at 10am.


Dryhill Nature Reserve

*** Unfortunately this walk is cancelled until further notice.

Join us every first and third Sunday of every month for a stunning circular walk around Dryhill Natural Reserve. Walk through ancient woods, spot wildlife, and see views of the rolling hills of the South Downs. The 90-minute walk starts at 2pm from the Dryhill Picnic carpark (TN14 6AA)


Every Step Counts

Gentle paced walks lasting less than 45 minutes over flat, comfortable terrain.

Walks and meeting points:

  • Monday - 11am - The Riverside Tea Room, Eynsford 
  • Tuesday - 10am - The end of Tesco Riverhead car park near the bottle banks
  • Tuesday - 11am - The Castle Inn in Chiddingstone 
  • Wednesday - 10am - The car park beside Otford Village Memorial Hall 
  • Wednesday - 10.30am - the West Kingsdown Pavillion
  • Thursday - 10am - Chipstead Green opposite the Bricklayers Arms, Chevening Road 
  • Thursday - 10am - The Café in Swanley Park
  • Thursday - 2pm - The car park in Greatness Recreation Ground
  • Friday - 10.30am - The Kemsing Village Hall Car Park.

For further details, or, to book your place, please email everystepcounts17@gmail.com.


Up and Running

We supported the development of the Up & Running 10 week women’s running course.

This course is for women aged between 18 and 65 who have experienced mental health difficulties and who are not currently runners but would like to learn.

Courses run twice a year from Hollybush in Sevenoaks. To find out more, please message via Facebook. Alternatively, please call or text Harriet on 07855 893863 or Shona on 07710 279497.