Thursday 15 February, 2018 Canterbury Eastern Circle

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

NDW & EVW through Barton, left by Hode Farm, past Haystack Wood then Bekesborne Lane (care needed as B road). We take the footpath, which passes Palmsted Wood and Firdown Wood then cross A257 into Swanton Lane and follow this until it becomes Hoolybush Lane eventually turning left into Stodmarsh and then follow Lampen Wall around the Nature Reserve till we get to Grove Ferry. We then take the footpath leading to Island Road, which we cross and make our way to Chitty – Chitty Lane, Hollow Road, Old Tree Farm, Mill Road and finally Hoath. We walk through Hoath and then south, very carefully along the B Road, till we reach Bredlands Lane; from there we go down to the Roman Road and cross it taking the yellow road into Westbere and then onto the footpath by the railway line to near Sturry Station before crossing the line and taking footpath and pavement into Fordwich till we get to the footpath for the SVW following it back to St Martin’s Church, Canterbury where the walk ends.

19 miles

Packed Lunch

Last week’s walk:

Thursday – 8 February. 2018 Canterbury to Westerhanger (via Elham)

Meet outside K & C Hospital, corner of Ethelbert and South Canterbury Roads at 8:30am
Silver Striders Fast Route to Elham

Lunch at the Cosy Cafe

Then onto Lyminge/Postling/Stanford/Westernhanger (mainly footpaths)

About 16 miles (10 morning, 6 afternoon)

Trains back from Westernhanger to CBW (change at Ashford) approx. 40 mins. Leaving at: 15:19, 16:19, 16:46, 17:19

Cost £7.65 with railcard

Last week’s walk to Sandwich: