Lavender now out in Darent valley

The Pilgrims’ Way from Southwark runs north-south.

Briefly Kent’s Darent valley has a touch of Provence with swathes of purple.

Lavender is now found in fields alongside the Pilgrims’ Way between Lullingstone and Shoreham.

This is the heart of Samuel Palmer’s ‘veil of heaven’ countryside although he never saw the lavender which was planted just 25 years ago.

On the way from Eynsford pilgrims can go through the Lullingstone Castle gateway to visit St Botolph’s known as the Church on the Lawn.

At Castle Farm there are refreshments.

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