Blean and Thornden wood circle – Thursday 2 December 2021

Meet 8.30am, St Mary Bredin Church

The walk is about 13 miles, returning into Canterbury around 12.30/1pm, so you might want to bring a snack.

Toddlers Cover, river towards Chartham. Turn right to Tonford Manor, Bigberry woods, Upper Harbledown, into Church Wood. Cross Whitstable Road and into Amery Court. Into Clowes Wood towards the junction of the Chestfield and Thornden Wood roads. Returning to Canterbury via Alcroft Grange and Hales Place estate.

This is the walk:

Last week’s walk to Whitstable:

Whitstable via Fordwich, Broad Oak and Chestfield – Thursday, 25 November, 2021

Meet by St.Martin’s Church at 8:30am

Proceed along Stour Valley Way footpath in the direction of Fordwich, then:
over the rail line
Broad Oak
Thornden Wood

About 11 miles

Coffee somewhere in Whitstable or bus back to Canterbury:

Triangle services: 11:44; 12:04; 12:24; 12:44; 13:04; 13:24 (32 mins)

Bus 5 @ 12:06; 13:06 (45 mins)

Bus 4 @ 12:25; 13:25 (43 mins)

Last week’s Chillenden Diamond walk:

Thursday, 18 November, 2021 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch.

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

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s walk to Elham via Bossingham and Stelling Minnis:

Canterbury to Elham (via Bossingham and Stelling Minnis) – Thursday, 11 November, 2021

Meet outside the hospital: junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road @ 8:30 am

Footpath to Rugby Club then Nakington, follow on through Whitehill Wood but this time we take the yellow road down to The Duck. We then take the footpath to Broxhall Wood, Broxhall Road then path down by Hardres Court Farm, along the road to the footpath, which leads to Bossingham. We follow a bit of yellow road but then take the footpath through Atchester Wood, then yellow roads along to Stelling Minnis where we take the footpath through Elhampark Wood to Upper Park Gate Farm then straight down and into (road/footpath) Elham.

Packed lunch or The Cosy Tea Rooms or both

Approximately 12 miles.

Number 17 Bus back to Canterbury:

12:42; 13:42