Thursday 4 November 2021 – Fordwich, Adisham, Bishopsbourne loop

Meet 8.30am at St Martin’s Church

Stour Valley route to Fordwich and take right fork to Trenleypark Wood and Stanton Lane. Past the solar power station to Littlebourne, then past Lee Priory Farm to Bramling Downs. Through Adisham, Oxenden Wood, past Ileden Farm to join North Downs Way towards Bridge. Into Bishopsbourne for lunch/tea stop at Tadpoles (outside seating available) or packed lunch in Bishopsbourne churchyard. (About 11 miles)

Walk back to Canterbury (about 5 miles) or bus back from Bishopsbourne.

Last week’s walk to the Bottoms and Bossingham

Thursday 28 October 2021, The Bottoms and Bossingham

Meet 8.30am, K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Rd entrance.

Walk is about 15 miles, returning around 1.30pm. Bring lunch or snack.

Past the rugby club, through Nackington, Whitehill woods, up to footpath behind Pett Bottom. Run along Pett Bottom valley to Lynsore Bottom, footpath to Bossingham, then Stelling Lodge farm to Stone Street. Cross to Dunlies wood, and join Duckpit at Ansdore. Walk down Duckpit and cross before Petham House to Capel Road, behind Kenfield Hall, cross Bridge Downs road onto footpath to New House Lane and home.

The start of last week’s walk to the Badlands of Badlesmere

Thursday, 21 October, 2021 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.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26 (11 mins to Faversham) then we can take the 3X from Faversham to Canterbury – frequent service.

We could stop in Faversham for coffee/tea.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Slow Ways walk to Minster:

Canterbury to Minster – Thursday 16 October 2021

Meet at 8.30am St Martins Church

14 miles with train back from Minster. The walk can be shortened by catching a bus back from Upstreet at around 8 miles.

Stour Valley walk to Fordwich, then to Stodmarsh. Through the Stodmarsh nature reserve to Grove Ferry. River path through Plucks Gutter to Minster. Trains back hourly.

This is the Slow Ways route, which we will be reviewing. The route is shown on their website:

Last week’s walk to Elham:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 7 October, 2021

Meet outside the Hospital (Junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road) @ 8:30

Bring a drink/snack (the Cafe at Elham is no longer on our preferred venues list)

Back of Canterbury Rugby Club/Nackington/Pett Bottom/Gorsley Wood/Westwood/Quilters Wood/Clambercrown/Palmstead/Peafield/Park Gate/Elham

17 Bus back to Canterbury 12:42; 13:42

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Villages Walk: