The Darent Valley Path currently runs for 19 miles between Dartford and Sevenoaks and is an important sustainable access artery. It provides visitors with a means to explore the Darent Valley and experience the area’s heritage and stunning landscapes.

Hugging the River Darent for much of it, the Darent Valley Path offers panoramic views through a mix of stunning landscapes of marshes, woodland and chalk grassland.

In addition, the North Downs Way National Trail passes through the upper Darent Valley (Kemsing, Otford and Chevening) and across the adjoining Surrey border at Tatsfield, providing further opportunities to explore and engage with the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

river with road behind
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Large brick arches with train track on top
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Old brick bridge across river
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Houses in the distance surrounded by trees
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Mowed path through golden coloured wheat field
Storm clouds above trees and golden coloured crops
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yellowy brown field with hay bales in and hills with trees behind
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Rows of purple lavender in field with green trees at bottom and blue sky above
Brown dusty path across field with trees and cloudy sky
Old bridge with three arches with river in front
Houses alongside road in Shoreham village
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Green hop bines with wooden poles in field
Stone bridge next to river
Church with blue sky above
Green sign showing people to the Darent Valley Path
Viaduct with the River Darent underneath
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Houses behind a pond
Round waymarker disc with the wording Darent Valley Path
Old rusty turning mechanism for Dartford Mill
Small brick bridge over the River Darent with a person walking along footpath to its right
Red brick tudor gatehouse with path at the front
Water with reedbeds each side
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Sunset behind water and reeds at Dartford Marshes
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Footpath next to River Darent
Old mill stone on floor
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Hay on sloping field near a viaduct
Green hop bines with blue sky above
Path through yellow golden crops
Wheat ears in field
Bench with fields and blue sky behind

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