Orpington to Hastings Walk

From Historical Hastings

In 1968, a committee was formed by Beckenham District Youth Council, Central Bromley Council Of Youth, Hastings Youth Service, Orpington Youth Leader’s Council & Sidcup Charities Committee to raise money for the following organisations:- Beckenham & Penge:

  • Penge Old People’s Welfare Committee
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • St. Christopher’s Hospice


  • Bromley Council of Social Services
  • Mayor’s Fund for Bromley & Chislehurst
  • National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Shelter


  • Hastings Youth Trust


  • Orpington Churches Housing Association Ltd.
  • Voluntary Services Overseas
  • Citizens’ Advice Bureau


  • Sidcup Charities Committee

The event consisted of a fifty mile walk between Orpington and Hastings over two days on the 12th/13th July 1968. The event was repeated in reverse the following year.