Thursday 8 December 2022 – Selsted via Pett Bottom

Meet at 8.30 K&C hospital, South Canterbury Road entrance

The walk is about 12 miles, with regular buses back from Selsted. We’ll probably be back in Canterbury 1-2pm, so bring a picnic lunch if required.

Past the rugby ground, cross Nackington road, past Nackington, through Whitehill Woods, Little Eaton Farm. Footpath behind Pett Bottom to Westwood Farm, Covert Wood, Bladbean Farm, Wingmore, North Elham, Rakeshole Farm, Selsted.

Last week’s walk to Herne Bay:

Wednesday Walk 7 December, 2022

Meet at the main entrance of the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.

The pic from last week is of lads exploring the grass area beside the city walls.
At present the river path between ASDA and the Vauxhall Road is flooded. Not recommended
If any Strider is considering using it to get to the Sea Cadet building for their Covid jab.
We now have ten Striders who are booked in for our Christmas event.
John P, Don, Abdi, Ben, Bert, Steve, Keith, Rupert, Sean and Barry.
Gather at midday on 14th at the Foundry.
If anyone else wishes to join us please let me(Barry) know as soon as possible.
See you midweek…..

SSS263 – Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 – The Hospital Walk

The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, Nackington then down to the bottom of the fields, by the pylons, then right and left through the firebreak in the woods, up the hill and onto to the Renville path.  At Renville take the bridge across the motorway and then carefully walk across the NDR/A2 approach road and onto the lane which connects to the orchards, thence onto Pilgrims’ Way/St Augustine’s Road where the walk concludes.  6 miles

Last week’s Tuesday Get Thee To A Nunnery walk:

Thursday, 1 December, 2022 Canterbury to Herne Bay (Express Route)

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church at 8:30am SVW to Fordwich/Sturry/across the railway line and up to Broad Oak/Herne/Herne Bay.  About 11 miles.  Lunch – the Wallflower Cafe (, if we can find seats but maybe bring a packed lunch as a back up.  Frequent Triangle Buses back to Canterbury. Last week’s very enjoyable Selling/train back walk:


Wednesday Walk 30 November, 2022

The best way to avoid those mid week blues is to join us midweek at the main entrance of
The Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.
Three of us ventured out last week and probably recorded the shortest walk in the Striders
long history. We walked along the river path, down stream, towards the Causeway and
then onwards to Northgate’s finest coffee house, the Fringe + Ginge.
It was agreed an early coffee was a better idea than nonstop rain.
See you midweek…………..

SSS262 – Tuesday 29 November, 2022 – The Get Thee to a Nunnery Walk

Meet corner of Nunnery Fields/Nunnery Road @ 8am

Nunnery Road/Zealand Road/Lime Kiln Road/Fields to Hollow Lane/Footpath to New House Lane/Connecting footpath to Iffin Lane/Footpath to Bridge Road/Footpath to Lower Hardes Church then along the lane for the path through Whitehill Wood back via Bridge Road and Nackington, via Rugby Club, to the Hospital. (6 miles)

Last week’s The Don’s Walk:

Thursday 24 November 2022 – Selling, train back

Meet 8.30am, junction of South Canterbury and Nunnery Road

The walk is about 14 miles, with a train back from Selling. Trains leave at 13.31, 14.31. The fare is £4.30 without a rail card. Packed lunch advised. There is a cafe near the station but we might not arrive in time to use it.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, the orchards and footpath up to New House Lane. Footpath to the Downs Road, which we cross and walk to Garlinge Green. Then into Denge Woods, Upper Thruxted Farm, Eggarton Lane, Godmersham, Dane Street. Over the Challock road to Shottenden, Perry Wood and Selling.

Wednesday Walk 23 November, 2022

We will meet as usual near the main entrance to the Wesgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.

The walk last week was called off because of heavy rain. This is the first time this has been
necessary. In future if the weather looks grim check your inbox at 7:45 to see if the walk is
to go ahead.
Obviously no pics from last week but attached is a photo of the Westbere Marshes where the
beavers have apparently set up home. There has not been any Strider sightings as yet but we
may include the marshes in future walks in the hope we’ll see one of the little creatures pop
their head out of the water.
See you midweek………

SSS261 – Tuesday 22 November, 2022 – The Don’s Walk

Meet @ 8 am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road

St Martins Church, Stour Valley Way to Fordwich (forking right – off bike route) scary bit after Fordwich for 200 yds then turn right up hill to Stodmarsh Road via CCCU playing field. Across Stodmarsh Rd, footpath straight on then veer right into field and down to Lampen Stream. Turn right along bottom of field following stream for 400 yards, then turn left across stream and up the hill to old waste dump, right onto Swanton Lane, then straight across and down past Firdown Wood. Before the bare field at near Palmstead wood turn right and proceed towards the Hoath Farm (the last bit is along Bekesborne Road, thus exercise care), then right and left and thus to Hoath Farm, home via Little Barton House. 6 miles.

Last week’s Around The Woods Walk:

Thursday, 17 November, 2022 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch.

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road @ 8:30am

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s Denge Circle Walk: