This joint event is the very first organised Sponsored Track Walk to raise funds for worthy projects on the K&ESR. We need your help to raise funds towards the completion of
This historically important vehicle has been quietly undergoing restoration for many years and is now within sight of completion.
The Railcar formed the first train on the re-opened K&ESR in 1974 and, with your help, we can raise the funds we need to finish the job so that it can take its part in the re-opening to Robertsbridge!
We'll be walking from Bodiam Station to Junction Road and, for the first time ever, on to Austens Bridge!
This is a rare opportunity to see the line and newly acquired trackbed from a different perspective. But it's also a great way to raise money by getting sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues. We hope this will be a fun family day out and expect numbers to be high. This is a round trip walk of 5 miles, but remember that walking on track and ballast is not always easy.
Gather at Tenterden Town Station Buffet by 9:30am for registration, safety briefing and submission of your sponsorship details. Walkers are expected to submit sponsorship pledges to the value of at least £20 per person or £40 for each family group (up to two adults and three children).
Then join the special Heritage Diesel train (DMMU) departing for Bodiam at 10am. On arrival, the DMMU will be stabled at Bodiam Station throughout the day, providing a control point and shelter.
On completion of the walk, the DMMU will return to Tenterden at approximately 2pm .
All walkers will receive a special commemorative certificate on completion of the walk. Hot drinks will be available at Tenterden and Bodiam.
We look forward to seeing you on 5th November!
In the event of poor weather, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event, in which case a reserve date of Sunday 12th November has been allocated. Please check this webpage before setting out on your journey. Note that there is NO car parking available at Bodiam Station and dogs are not permitted on this walk.