Thursday 1 February, 2018 – Canterbury to Sandwich

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

NDW to Patrixbourne/Shepherd’s Close Road/FPs to Adisham/Bossington/Neavy Downs/Gibson’s Farmshop (lunch [BREAKFAST] stop).

Afternoon take Goodnestone Road/Twitham Hill/Crixhall Court/Buckland Lane/Summerfield Farm/Black Pond Farm/Beacon Hill/Marshborough – Vine Farm/Great Poulder’s Farm/Sandwich

Distance 14 miles

There is always the possibility of refreshment in the Red Cow, Sandwich at the end of the walk

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (around 40 mins)

13:46 14:06 14:26 14:46 15:06 15:26 15:30 16:26

Last week’s walk to Denton – three men, one vision:

Thursday 25 January, 2018 – Canterbury to Denton

Meet by the Hospital – corner of South Canterbury Road/Ethelbert Road @ 8:30 am

Pett Bottom/Covet Wood/Covert Wood/Denton

About 11/12 miles

Possible lunch at the Jackdaw before bus back to Canterbury – we can decide on the day.

Return by bus:

Number 16 – 17 mins


Last week’s Herne Bay Express Walk near Woodlands Farm, Sturry:

Thursday 18 January, 2018 Canterbury to Herne Bay (Express Route)

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

SVW to Fordwich/Sturry/across the railway line and up to Broad Oak/Herne/Herne Bay

About 11 miles

Lunch – maybe the Wallflower Cafe – we can decide en route

Return by bus:

13:05 (TRIAN) 35 mins
13:20 (TRIAN) 35 mins
13:35 (TRIAN) 35 mins
13:50 (TRIAN) 35 mins
14:05 (TRIAN) 35 mins

Last week – en route to Ashford on top of the Downs before going down to Wye:

Canterbury to Ashford via Crundale – Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Meet at the corner of South Canterbury Road and Stuppington Lane at 8:30am

Garlinge Green/through Denge Wood crossing Penny Pot Lane into Barton Wood/through Wye Nature Reserve/cross Sole Street for footpath to Crundale/down and up and down to Wye/lunch at Wye Coffee & Kitchen

Wye/footpath and yellow road to Blackwall Road then across the A2070 for the footpath to Ashford Town Centre and then to the Station.

About 17 miles

Trains from Ashford to Canterbury West. Cost £4.70 with railcard.

15:05; 15:35; 15:52; 16:05; 16:35; 16:52; 17:05

Last week’s walk between Stowting and Lyminge:

Canterbury to Lyminge – Thursday, 4 January, 2018

Meet by the hospital – corner of South Canterbury Road/Ethelbert Road @ 8:00 am – to allow us time to have lunch at the Tiger and then walk to Lyminge to catch the bus home.

Walk to Nackington, then criss cross various paths to Petham and then a mixture of footpath and road to Stowting, where we stop at the Tiger for lunch.

About 13.5 miles (total, including afternoon about 16 miles)

Lunch at the Tiger (Stowting)

Footpath and road to Lyminge from the Tiger – about 2 1/2 miles to catch the bus back to Canterbury:

No: 17 @ 14:43 40 mins
No: 18 @ 15:12 53 mins
No: 17 @ 16:13 45 mins

We last did this walk but only to the Tiger in October 2016.

Last week a sheep befriends the Striders on the walk to Elham: