The Bossingham Loop (in reverse) – Thursday 5 December, 2019

**Please bring a packed lunch to be eaten en route**

Meet at junction of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields at 8:30am

Proceed To Zealand Road, then Lime Kiln Road, then footpath over to Hollow Lane, later New House Lane and footpath to Chartham Downs Road. Proceed towards Kenfield Hall then footpath towards Petham, the Village Hall and past the Church, eventually leading to the footpath towards Stone Street – coming out by Upper Hardes Wood, then yellow road into Bossingham. Going east, out of Bossingham, we take the footpath, which leads through Atchester Wood and then NNE to Clamberdown. Yellow Road towards Quilters Wood, where we take the footpath to the East of the wood towards Westwood and then Reed’s Mill and up to Reed Farm. At the crossroads we turn left on the yellow road and then take the footpath on the right to Bishopsbourne. We walk on to the footpath, which brings us out to the B road opposite to Highland Court Farm and cross the road towards the footbridge over the A2, then NDW towards Patrixbourne, later Hode Lane (NDW/EVW) through to the Barton Industrial Estate and into Canterbury. (18 miles)

Possibly stop en route somewhere for refreshment.

Last week’s Canterbury Eastern Circle walk:

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 Canterbury Eastern Circle

**Packed Lunch**

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

Proceed to St Martin’s, then SVW to Fordwich. Footpath to the South of Westbere Lakes then up, over the railway line, through Westbere and the streets of Sturry to footpaths to the East of Herne Bay Road towards Woodlands Farm then crossing the road into Farthings Wood. Through East Blean Wood but working down towards Hackington, St Stephen’s Green and back into Canterbury – stopping for a coffee/tea/beer in town having already eaten lunch en route. (12/13 miles)

Last week’s Badlands of Badlesmere walk:

Thursday, 21 November, 2019 The Badlands of Badlesmere

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at the corner of Nunnery Fields with Old Dover Road – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Primrose Hill/Denstead Wood/Rhode Common/Perry Wood/Stocking Wood/Badlesmere.

There is the Red Lion in Badlesmere or we can visit somewhere in Faversham should we fancy some refreshment.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26
We take bus 3X from Faversham back to Canterbury – whole journey one hour.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Stour Valley Way to Stourmouth and Wingham walk – sheltering from the rain in a hide on the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve:

14th November – Stour Valley Way to Stourmouth and Wingham

Meet – 8.30am, 25 St Augustines Road

** Packed lunch, or Preston Garden Centre tea room **

Path to Fordwich, Stour Valley Way to Stodmarsh. Through Stodmarsh nature reserve (mud warning) to Grove Ferry. SVW to West Stourmouth, East Stourmouth. Footpath to Preston.

Stop at Preston Garden Centre cafe for tea or lunch. Then proceed down to Wingham and bus back to Canterbury.

About 15 miles.

Bus 43 – 14.41, 15.01, 15.21, 15.41

Last week’s Canterbury to Wye (via Chilham and Bilting) Walk

Thursday 7 November, 2019 Canterbury to Wye (via Chilham & Bilting)

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at the corner of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields @ 8:30am

Proceed: Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, Footpath, Hollow Lane, New House Lane, Footpath to Strangers Lane then take the upper footpath to Chartham and then follow the same path, passing the Lakes, to Bagham. Walk towards Chilham but then follow Mountain Street into King’s Wood. When our footpath lines up above Bilting (below), we take the footpath down to the A28, cross the main road and then follow the footpath towards Wye (crossing the railway line). We can eat our lunch en route but perhaps take a coffee/tea at the cafe in Wye, alternatively we could take the train straight back to Canterbury West. Distance 12 miles.

Trains leave from Wye to Canterbury West at 11 and 41 minutes past the hour. Fare with railcard £3.90

Last week walking between Sittingbourne and Faversham on the Saxon Shore Way: