Thursday 5 May 2022 – Denton

Meet at 8.30, junction of Nunnery Fields and Road.

The walk is about 14 miles, with the bus back from Denton. There is the option of a shorter walk by getting the bus back from Barham (about 11 miles).

Bring a packed lunch, although there is also the option of going into the Jackdaw at Denton for lunch.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln, top of Stuppington Lane, New House Lane to Downs Road. Kenfield Hall, Swarling Manor, Harmansole Farm, Lower Hardres, Pett Bottom. Along the Pett Bottom valley, and across towards Marley and down to Barham (option of bus back for a shorter route). Derringstone Downs, Lodge Lee Down, Willow Wood to Denton.

There are regular fast buses back to Canterbury.

Lunch break on last week’s walk from Harrietsham to Faversham:

Thursday – 28 April, 2022 Harrietsham to Faversham

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at Canterbury West Station to catch 8:05 train (direct to Harrietsham)

Train from Canterbury West to Harrietsham 8:05 (arrive Harrietsham 8:44) – cost £6:30 if booked in advance on the South Eastern website (collect ticket from Canterbury West Station or any specified station – you choose when you order the ticket).

Footpaths and yellow roads, starting of on the North Downs Way, through Wichling, Seed, Newnham/Eastling, Ospringe, Faversham.

Approx: 12 miles

We should arrive in Faversham early afternoon, i.e. before 14:00 where we can take the fast bus to Canterbury (X3 or X4 – 24 mins) leaving at :01 and :31 past the hour.

We last did this walk on 31 May, 2018 – there is a photo of us on the website, all looking a little younger

Last week, en route to Selling:

Thursday 21 April 2022 – Selling via Denge Wood

Meet 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields and Nunnery Road.

The walk is 15 miles, with a train back from Selling. Packed lunch recommended, although there is a cafe at Selling. There is the option of a short cut (about 11 miles) by going into Chilham and catching a train or bus from there.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, up to New House Lane. Path to Garlinge Green, Denge and Eddringe woods, Eggarton Manor, Godmersham, Godmersham Park, Dane Street, Shottenden, Perry Wood, Selling station.

There are trains to Canterbury East: at 1331 and 1431

Last week’s walk to Elham (and extended to Selsted)

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 14 April, 2022

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

Bring a drink/snack or/and enjoy a coffee at the Cosy Tea Rooms

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 Temple Ewell via Broome Park Walk:

Thursday, 7 April, 2033 – Temple Ewell via Broome Park

Meet at 8.30am, K&C, South Canterbury Rd entrance. The walk is 15 miles with regular buses from Temple Ewell.

Bring a packed lunch or snack.

Past the rugby ground to Nackington, Whitehill Woods, Middle Pett Farm, Hint Cottage. Elham Valley way to Bishopsbourne, Kingston, Heart’s Delight, Barham. Over the Broome Park golf course to the main entrance. Past Lyddon Circuit, Birches Farm, Stanton Farm to Ewell Minnis. Through the Minnis to Temple Ewell.

There are regular buses back from Temple Ewell. If you want a shorter walk (about 10 miles) there are regular buses from Broome Park or Denton.

Last week’s wintery Miners Way, part 2, walk: