Thursday, 30 March, 2023 – The Waitrose Circle

Meet at 8:30 opposite St. Mary Bredin Church (by the Launderette).

There will be a few stops so please bring something to eat and drink (including lunch).

A 15 mile route that encompasses some different paths to those known by the Striders whilst remaining circular and ending up at a popular local landmark.    Anyone who desires a shorter walk could leave the circle as it loops back to Canterbury by taking a more direct route to the centre.  The walk heads into Denstead Woods from Chartham Hatch and takes permissive paths into Bower Wood, then Court Wood and north to Brotherhood Wood. We make our way to Podhurst Farm and then cross into Church Wood, gradually working across to Tyler Hill, Hackington, through town, ending up outside Waitrose.

Last week’s fresh and enjoyable walk to Densole via Broome Park:

Wednesday Walk 29 March, 2023

The walk this week will be in the Blean area. We’ll meet at 8:30am at the main entrance

to the Westgate Gardens.
The forecast for Wednesday is for light cloud with a low chance of rain.
There’s  not a pic from last week as the walk was called off. Attached is an earlier photo taken
near Broad Oak.  This area will be dramatically changed if the proposals for the reservoir go ahead.

SSS279 – Tuesday 28 March, 2023 – Reverse The Valley Lark Walk

Meet @ 8:00 am at the top of Nunnery Road (at the Junction with Nunnery Fields)

Nunnery Road, Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road and across the fields coming out at Hollow Lane, then onto New House Lane taking the footpath to Cockering Road.  We take the footpath though Larkey Valley Wood leaving for footpaths crossing New House Lane and Iffin Lane, then footpath through to Merton Farm, cross A2 bridge – Rugby Club, Langton Path, K & C Hospital where the walk ends. 6 miles.

Last week’s Reverse The Woolton Farm Walk:


Thursday 23 March 2023 – Densole via Broom Park

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

The walk is about 14 miles, so please bring a packed lunch. There is a cafe at Broome Park golf course, where we will break.

From the hospital to the rugby field, Nackington, Whitehill Woods, Middle Pett farm. Cross Elham valley railway into the Bourne House valley, then take EVW through Bishopsbourne, Kingston, Heart’s Delight, Derringstone and Barham. Path through golf course to Broome Park. Possibility of taking the bus back at that point for a shorter walk (about 9/10 miles).

Cross the main road and take a combination of footpaths and minor roads through Shelvin and Wooton. Path past Hill House farm to St John’s Commandery (13th century Knight’s Hospitalers base), Swingfield Street, Foxholt cottage to A260 bus stop near Densole. Regular buses back to Canterbury.

Last week’s walk to Whitstable:

Wednesday Walk 22 March, 2023

The Wednesday Walkers will be meeting near the main entrance of the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start, please join us if possible.

The walk will be mainly in the Blean direction.
The forecast is for light rain but of course that may change. If the weather does not look good please
check your e-mails at 6:30am to see if the walk has been cancelled.
The pic from last Wednesday, taken in the Millers Arms, shows us once again in a reflective mood.

SSS 278 – Tuesday 21 March, 2023 – Reverse The Woolton Farm Walk

Meet outside 25 St. Augustine’s Road at 8:00 am

Spring Lane, the footpath past Little Barton House by the railway line then along Bekesbourne Lane taking the second footpath on the left through Woolton Farm, past Farthings Wood and shortly afterwards taking a left into Court Wood towards Littlebourne Road, at the end of this footpath we take the footpath to the left, towards Firdown Wood but turn right before Palmstead Wood proceeding towards the Hoath Farm (footpath).  Bekesbourne Lane to Worcester Lane then through the orchards back to Spring Lane (where the walk concludes) via Little Barton House. 6 miles

Last week’s Reverse The Omicron Walk:

Whitstable via Fordwich, Broad Oak and Chestfield – Thursday, 16 March, 2023

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)

Last week’s Bishopsbourne/Kingston Circle Walk:


Wednesday Walk 15 March, 2023

The WWs will gather near the main gates of the Westgate Gardens at 8:00am.

The walk was called off last week because of inclement weather.
 We will this week, as previously planned, head in the direction of Honey Wood.
The weather forecast is for a possibility of light rain but of course that may change by Wednesday.
The pic is from an earlier walk taken near Vauxhall Road:

Thursday 9 March 2023 – Bishopsbourne, Kingston circle

Meet 8.30am, K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Road entrance

The walk is about 13 miles, returning at around 1pm, so bring a packed lunch if required.

Through the hospital, to the rugby field, over Nackington Road. Then past Nackington, over the Bridge road, Whitehill Woods, footpath to Bourne Park Road and Elham valley way through Bishopsbourne to Kingston. Cross the A2 over the bridge, past Higham Park to Patrixbourne. NDW back to Canterbury.

Last week’s walk to Victory Wood: