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Darent Valley CRP

Explore West Kent on the Darent Valley Community Railway

Take the train to see lavender fields, a vineyard and historic houses in the pretty Darent Valley countryside

The Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership is a sustainable, scenic and relaxing way to explore this pretty corner of West Kent, whether you’re local or visiting the area on holiday.

The railway makes it easy to escape to the beautiful countryside of the Darent Valley and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In less than 30 minutes you can leave the capital behind on a car-free getaway near London.

The Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership (CRP) connects 12 miles (19 km) of rolling countryside between Swanley and Sevenoaks, stopping at four stations along the way. There’s lots to see and do at each station, or you can hop off the train to stretch your legs along the Darent Valley Path, picking up the train again further along the line.

How can you get involved in the Darent Valley Community Rail Partnership?

Do you take lots of photos on your travels? Please share your favourite pictures snapped while using the Darent Valley CRP. We’d also love to see any old photographs of the Darent Valley CRP stations.

We want to use your photographs to create 'One Big Picture', a community art project to celebrate the new Darent Valley CRP.

To get involved, please email your photos to

The Rail Officer is Sarah Newman, contact email: Sarah Newman

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We believe in doing business in a responsible way – serving our passengers and benefiting the communities around our stations.