What first crossed the great land bridge with Europe in pre-glacial times? Who would believe that woolly mammoths and even elephants grazed beside the river, yet their bones are still found here to tell their story? The first Palaeolithic groups who explored the Darent left evidence of their hunting: their hand axes are still found today. Stone Age communities explored the land beside the river right up to Westerham. The Romans built their villas every two miles along the river’s banks. Anglo- Saxons fought Danish raiders across its ford. Darent tells the stories and the effects these early settlers left on the area – a fascinating insight into the region’s early history.