The DVLPS area stretches between Dartford in the north to Sevenoaks in the south and west to Westerham on the Surrey border.


There are nine train stations in the scheme area – Dartford, Farningham Road, Eynsford, Shoreham, Otford, Bat & Ball, Kemsing, Dunton Green and Sevenoaks – with Swanley station nearby. The Darent Valley can be easily reached by regular trains to and from Kent, various London stations and further afield. For train times, ticket prices and to plan your visit, go to or Also you can find more information about the stations on the Swanley – Sevenoaks line and how to visit by train on the Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership website.


There are various bus routes that serve towns and villages within the DVLPS area. For up-to-date information and to plan your visit by bus, visit the Go Coach website (covering the Sevenoaks area) or Arriva Bus (covering Dartford).


The A225 runs north – south between Dartford and Sevenoaks along with the A25 running east – west at the southern end of the DVLPS area passing between Kemsing and Westerham. The M25, M26 and M20 fall within the DVLPS area there are three junctions within the boundary area.

Traveline provides routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry. Kent Connected offers a journey planner for travel within Kent.

Visit our self-guided trails page for ideas on how you can explore the area further once you have arrived. Check out our events page for current activities on offer to explore and enjoy the Darent Valley.

Person walking across green field with panoramic views behind
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Cyclist along woodland
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View of grassland with blue sky above
Old brick bridge across river
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Large brick arches with train track on top
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Old buildings next to road in Shoreham
Green hop bines with wooden poles in field
Rows of purple lavender in field with green trees at bottom and blue sky above
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Panoramic view of grass hillside and Shoreham village below
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Footpath alongside fence with view over fields and trees
Church with blue sky above
Poppies in field
Statue of General Wolfe with houses behind
Viaduct with the River Darent underneath
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Houses behind a pond
Red brick tudor gatehouse with path at the front
Thick hedgerows around green fields
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Sunset behind water and reeds at Dartford Marshes
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Old mill ruin near River Darent
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Ruin flint wall of Eynsford Castle
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Walkers in woodland
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