Wednesday Walk 5 July, 2023

The walk will start from the main gates to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am. All Striders welcome.

There is a slight chance of rain, according to the forecast, but not of a magnitude to detract from our midweek
 walk and coffee morning.
The pic below was taken last week near Little Hall Farm and above Hales Place. A great view of the Cathedral and city
from this point.

SSS293 – Tuesday, 4 July, 2023 – Reverse Around the Woods Walk

Walk to Rugby Club then, via Nackington to Bridge Road and into Whitehill Wood: where four paths cross, carry straight on and, at the next junction, take the path furthest to the right and continue straight ahead.  At the footpath bifurcation, bear left, joining School Lane, head down the hill towards Pett Bottom, at the bottom of the hill, by the Duck, turn left, onto Pett Bottom Road.  Proceed along the road to Little Eaton Farm joining the footpath on the left, back to Whitehill Woods. We keep to the righthand footpath until we begin to exit the woods, where we take the left hand footpath and, at the next footpath junction, turn right, through the orchard, across Bridge Road, then along the footpath by the side of the poly tunnels until we reach the fire break where we descend the hill and cross to the footpath, returning us to the Nackington footpath and back the way we came.

About 7 miles.

Last week’s Reverse Nick’s Walk:


Thursday 29 June 2023 – Lydden

Meet at 8.30am, K&C, South Canterbury Rd entrance. The walk is 12 miles with regular buses from Lydden.

We will break at Broome Park (cafe available) so 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, Wickham Bushes to Lydden.

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

Last week’s Waitrose circle:

Wednesday Walk 28 June, 2023

The midweek walkers will meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am, all welcome.

The weather forecast is for possible light rain showers and moderate breeze.

Last time out the WWs strolled along the river path to Vauxhall Road. Onwards they progressed to the Sturry Road Community Park, where the photo was taken. They returned via the cycle path for coffee at the Fringe and Ginge in Northgate. A great walk on the first day of summer and possibly the best coffee to be had in Canterbury!

SSS292 – Tuesday, 27 June, 2023 – Reverse Nick’s Walk

Meet at St. Mary Bredin Church at 8:00am

Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road

Cross Toddler’s Cove, walk under the ring road bridge and then over the railway bridge, across to St. Dunstan’s Terrace, over London Road ending up on the footpath towards Rough Common.  When we are near the Blean water tower we turn left and walk down towards the Harbledown Bridge – crossing into Harbledown and walking through the grounds of St Nicholas’s Hospital.  We then take the footpath under the A2 bridge and work our way down to the Chartham Cycle path, by the Thannington footbridge over the Stour, turn left and back to Toddler’s Cover then under the ring road, towards the East Station and Lansdown Road where the walk concludes. 6 miles

Last week’s The Steve’s Walk:

Thursday, 22 June, 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).   This is a modified, shorter route, to the one walked on 30 March of this year.  About 12.5 miles.

Last week’s Miner’s Way 2/2 Walk:

Wednesday Walk 21 June, 2023

Wednesday Walkers will meet at 8:30am at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens. 

All Striders welcome.

The weather forecast for Wednesday is for sunny spells and a gentle breeze.

The photo taken last week is of the lads who were on the walk standing in a group.

SSS291 – Tuesday, 20 June, 2023 – The Steve’s Walk

Meet @ 8:00 am outside the Hospital (junction of Ethelbert and South Canterbury Roads)

The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, over the A2 bridge and proceed to Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Lower Hardes.  Work back from Lower Hardes to New House Lane and then back to South Canterbury Road via A2 bridge crossing in Stuppington Lane.

Subject to modification by Steve on the day.

Last week’s The Valley Lark Walk:

Thursday, 15 June, 2023 The Miner’s Way 2 of 2

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk.  Length of walk approximately 12 miles.

Meet at Canterbury East Station to catch 08:41 train to Sibertswold, cost £6.60 (too early for our railcards).  On arrival at Sibertswold we walk from the station firstly along road, later footpath, in the direction of Barfrestone.  The walk continues: Nonnington; Ayelsham; Goodnestone; Wingham and, finally, Ash where take the 43 bus back to Canterbury:

14:03; 14:33; 15:03; 15:33; 15:58; 16:03; 16:33

All buses show travel time as 28 mins.

Last week’s The Miner’s Way 1 of 2 walk:

Wednesday Walk 14 June, 2023

The Herne Hill Village and area walk has been postponed. The walk will go ahead but at a later date.

This coming Wednesday we’ll meet as usual at 8:30am at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens.
The weather forecast is sunny with a gentle breeze, another perfect day for a walk.
The pic from last week was snapped at Tyler Hill. A welcome break from the walk to get in some essential football practice.
Continuing we rambled on through Great Hall Wood crossed the mighty Sarre Penn and back to the city via Hales Place.