Thursday – 30 May, 2019 @ 8:30 Canterbury to Elham (Huw’s Way)

**Packed Lunch**
This one starts at 8:30am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road and takes the Francigena to Patrixbourne. Then to Bridge via Bifrons Park.
Then there is a path crossing the Nailbourne to Crows Camp Hill just above Bishopsbourne.
We take a footpath from here and then a sharp left into Charlton Wood and then on to Heart’s delight via Marley.
We now follow the Elham Valley Way into Covert Wood, but on leaving the wood we go on the road to Bladbean Farm, and then on road and paths to Upper park gate Farm. From there we descend by road and path into Elham and the Cosy Tea Rooms for Tea/Coffee before taking the bus back to Canterbury. About 11 miles. Walk leader is Huw.

**At some point, close to midday, we can hopefully find somewhere welcoming (a patch of turf or some logs) to eat our lunch**

Buses to Canterbury at 12:42 or 13:42 – journey time 33 mins

Last week’s Canterbury to Wye walk:

Thursday – 23 May, 2019 @ 8:30 Canterbury to Wye (packed lunch)

Meet corner of Stuppington Lane with South Canterbury Road @ 8:30

Proceed to Garlinge Green (possibly via Larkey Wood)

Through the Wildwood to Crundale

Up and down the fields to Crundale Church – Lunch Break

Up again to the top of the downs and then down to Wye via the radio mast site

11 miles (more or less)

Cafe and pubs if we wish or quick return from Wye station

Trains back to Canterbury West:

13:11 (16 mins)

13:41 (12 mins)

14:11 (16 mins)

14:41 (12 mins)

15:11 (16 mins)

£3.90 with Railcard

Last week’s Wye to Canterbury (via King’s Wood) Walk

Thursday 16 May, 2019 – Wye to Canterbury (via King’s Wood)

Packed Lunch

Meet at Canterbury West station to catch the 9:05 train to Wye (arrives 9:19) – return ticket with railcard £4.05 (15p more than the single but it allows for early return from Chilham or Chartham if desired).

From Wye station:

NDW from station past Perry Court Farm
Footpath and short yellow road to Boughton Aluph church
Footpath past Warren Far, and into King’s Wood
Footpath through wood going north almost to Oathill Farm. 7km so far
Turn right on to track then footpath back through wood going south to join NDW
NDW to Chilham 14km so far
On to Chartham following Stour Valley Way and then Canterbury
16 miles

Last week’s walk to Sandwich (via Preston)

Thursday 9 May, 2019 – Canterbury to Sandwich (The Nick Version)

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

Packed lunch to be eaten en route

This week’s walk led by Nick
Canterbury to Fordwich
Stour Valley Way towards Stodmarsh
Then turn off down to Wickhambreaux
Footpath past the lakes to Preston
Join the Stour Valley walk through Westmarsh, Paramour Street to Richborough and into Sandwich
A shorter variant would be to finish the walk at Ash and take the bus home from there.

16 miles

Return by bus 43 from Sandwich takes 40 mins
14:01; 14:21; 14:41; 15:01; 15:21; 15:30 (43A takes 53 mins); 16:06

Last week’s Canterbury South Circular Walk – The Blue Bell Boys: