Canterbury South Eastern Circle – Thursday, 1 November, 2018

Although the total mileage is 19 miles, there are drop off points at Kingston, Wingham and Littlebourne where it is possible to catch a bus back to Canterbury.

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

Elham Valley Way as far as Kingston then cross A2 using the bridleway bridge to Barham Downs, Adisham, Ratling, Goodnestone and upto Gibson’s Farm Shop for lunch – arriving around 12:30.

The afternoon leg, for those wishing to complete the whole circle, takes the footpath from the Wingham Well Road into Wingham, joining the Ickham/Littlebourne footpaths then crossing to Stodmarsh Road at the corner of Moat Lane and taking the footpath through the Golf Club. The final part will be behind the barracks, across the old assault course and finishing by St Martin’s Church.

19 miles (Kingston 7, Wingham 12, Littlebourne 15)

Last week’s Sibertswold to Littlebourne/Canterbury walk:

Thursday – 25 October, 2018 – Sibertswold to Littlebourne/Canterbury

Sibertswold to Canterbury (about 15 miles) or stop at Littlebourne and catch the bus (about 10 miles)

Packed lunch (to be eaten somewhere near Littlebourne?)

Meet at Canterbury East to catch the 9:22 train to Sibertswold (Shepherds Well) – 10 mins journey time. Cost £3:65 with Railcard.

Sibertswold/Barfrestone/Nonington/Goodnestone/Muddy Bush Corner/Bramling Downs/Littlebourne (on to Canterbury if desired)

Plenty of buses back to Canterbury from Littlebourne – journey time around 13 minutes

Last week’s ‘Royal Victoria Pavilion Walk’:

The Royal Victoria Pavilion Walk – Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Meet 8:30 am at Canterbury Bus Station (Bay C2) for Bus 8 towards Westwood Cross, which the Striders will disembark at Birchington (bus departs Canterbury 8:40am).

Walk leaders Barry and Nick will then guide the Silver Striders, along a 380m ascent, to the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate where the walk concludes. About 12 miles.

There are various buses back but Bus 9 at 14:33 looks to be the quickest at 49 mins.

From last week’s walk to Whitstable (or is it from Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’):