Thursday 3 October, 2019 – Nick’s Loop

Meet 8.30am, junction of Nunnery Fields and South Canterbury Road
Nunnery Road, Zealand Road and Lime Kiln Road
Then over the fields to Hollow Lane and up footpath to New House Lane
New House Lane until footpath at New House Farm, to Rabbit Wood
Over the Chartham Downs road, and behind Kenfield Hall to Petham
Footpath to Stone Street, over Stone Street to Bow Hill and Upper Hardres Court
Then Westwood Farm, Reed’s Mill and Farm, footpath to Bishopsbourne
Down Frog Lane and up to Highland Court Farm and Pedlars cafe
Lunch or tea at Pedlars, walk back on North Downs Way through Patrixbourne and home. Alternatively, regular buses from Bridge.
Pedlars is a new cafe for the Striders but it comes well recommended.
Total walk length about 16 miles. Likely time home around 2-3pm.
Last week’s solo walk from Birchington to Whitstable by Nick:

Thursday 19 September, 2019 – 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)

13:41 14:01 14:21 14:41 15:01 15:21 15:30 16:06

Last week’s Miners Way 2 Walk:

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 The Miners’ Way – 2 of 2

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk

Meet at Canterbury Bus Station to catch No 43 (Sandwich) Bus at 8:36 Bay D3 – Cost £3:90

On arrival at Ash we take the path to Wingham then, Goodnestone; Aylesham; Nonnington; Barfrestone and then Sibertswold where we catch the train back to Canterbury East:
Trains from Sibertswold to Canterbury East:
14:28; 15:28; 15:57; 16:29; 17:05 Cost £3:70 with Railcard.

From last week’s The Miners’ Way – 1 of 2

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 The Miners’ Way 1 of 2

Meet Canterbury East Station to catch 08:33 train to arrive at Sibertswold (aka Shepherdswell) at 8:50 (£5.60).

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk.

Route: Elvington, Tilmanstone, Betteshanger, Eastry, Hammil, finishing at Ash where we catch the bus back to Canterbury:
Bus 43 (28 mins journey time) 13:53; 14:13; 14:33; 14:53; 15:13;15:33; 15:58
About 14 miles

Last week’s Gunpowder Plot Walk: