Thursday 3 February, Selsted bus back

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

The walk is about 13/14 miles, but there is a short cut option to the bus stop at Denton which would probably make it about 11 miles. Packed lunch optional.

Rugby field, Nackington, Middle Pett farm, Bourne Park. Elham Valley way through Kingston, Redgate Shaw, Covert Wood, cross the Elham road at Whitehall farm. Tappington Hall, Rakeshall farm, Selsted.

Bus 16 back (three buses an hour).

Last week’s beach walk from Dover to Folkestone:

Thursday 27 January, 2022 Dover to Folkestone (+options)

This week a different walk devised by Peter. There are four place in Peter’s car available on a first come first serve basis, alternatively train/bus and meet the car party at Aycliffe car park.

9:30 Meet outside Peter’s house in 31 South Canterbury Road, CT1 3LH (the car party) otherwise train/bus to Dover Priory and walk to Aycliff Car Park for 10:00am rendezvous or if coming by train (9:40 from CBE – return ticket, with railcard £6.40 – arrives Dover Priory at 10:08) the rendezvous could be delayed for for 20 mins as long as advised beforehand.

There is a beach walk or a cliff top walk. The two walks meet up at the Eagle’s Nest (Cliff Top) cafe. The beach walk offers the possibility to return to Dover on the cliff top walk (returning from the Cafe) – this will be about 10 miles. The alternative is to walk on to Canterbury Road, Folkestone and catch the bus for Canterbury (total miles 6 +).

Buses from Canterbury Road, Shepway Folkestone to Canterbury:
11:54; 12:14; 12:34; 12:54; 13:14; 13:34
Journey time: 41 minutes
Given staffing problems etc. it would be best to check these times before arriving at the departure point.

Please get in touch with Peter directly to book your place in the car (lateral flow tests before traveling and masks in the car please).

Last week’s Canterbury to Faversham (via Herne Hill) Walk:

Thursday 20 January, 2022 Canterbury – Faversham via Herne Hill

8:30 Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church, Nunnery Fields

Road and footpath to Rough Common

Church Wood through to Courtney Road and through the woods till we get to the

Herne Hill footpath, crossing Thanet Way between Kemdale Wood and Fostall.

Footpaths to Sandbanks Road, Nagden Cottages then SSW into Faversham.

Take bus back or lunch – to be decided
About 12/13 miles

Buses back:

X3/4 12:31; 13:01; 13:31; 14:01; 14:31

Trains back to the East station: 12:58; 13:58; 14:58 (£3.95 with railcard)

Last week’s Old Wives Leas Loop walk:

Thursday 13 January, 2022 – Old Wives Leas loop

Meet 8.30 am at St Mary Bredin Church

The walk is about 13 miles so bring a snack or lunch if you like.

To Toddlers Cove, along the river, turn right at Tonford Manor. Up to Bigbury Farm, take North Downs Way to Chartham Hatch, continue on NDW to Old Wives Leas. Cut down to the A28 crossing into Pickeldon Lane. Path back through Shalmsford Street, Chartham, into Thannington and back through Wincheap.

Last week’s walk to Sandwich:

Thursday 6 January, 2022 – 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 is a possibility but the breakfasts appear to have ceased and the menu is much reduced (discuss en route).  In any event a packed lunch and something to drink is suggested.  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

We last did this walk on 23 January, 2020

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (40 mins)

12:41 13:01 13:21 13:41 14:01 14:21 14:41 15:01 15:21

Last week’s Denge Woods via the river walk: