Thursday, 2 November, 2023 The Adisham Circle

Meet outside the Hospital by the Medical Centre at 8:30am

Packed lunch/elevenses

Proceed to the Rugby Club then Nackington, Whitehall Wood, Middle Pett Farm, Hint Cottage, Bourne Park Road. We follow the Elham Valley Way through Bishopsbourne, Charlton Park and Kingston where we take the footpath to cross the A2. We walk to Walk Wood, Woodlands Wood, Pitt Wood, Oxenden Wood then into Adisham but taking the yellow road via Woodlands Farm connecting to the footpath for Twelve Acre Shaw, crossing fields and roads till we get to Shepherds’ Close Road. From Patrixbourne we follow the NDW up Hode Lane to Barton and then Canterbury where the walk ends.

13 miles.

Last week’s Denge Woods Walk:

Wednesday Walk – 1 November, 2023

Is there a better way to celebrate All Saints Day than heading down to the main entrance of the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start to a midweek perambulation and coffee?

The route for the walk will be determined on the day and will take account of weather and ground conditions.

The attached pic is of the spring planting in the Westgate Gardens taken near where our walks start each week.

SSS310 – Tuesday, 31 October, 2023 – The Golf Walk

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church at 8:00 am

St. Martin’s Church/SVW/then up the hill to footpath behind the barracks/Across the golf club – avoiding balls and golfers/Scotland Hills and footpath to Moat Lane/Stodmarsh Road junction/Across Moat Rough towards Littlebourne/Turn right into Swanton Lane/Across the A257 to footpath that goes by Firdown Wood/Palmstead Wood then carefully along the Bekesbourne Road/Footpath on left and then take connecting footpath on right.  We end up at Little Barton Farmhouse,then Spring Lane and down the hill.  6 miles

Last Tuesday’s Toddler’s Coves Walk:

Thursday 26 October 2023 – Denge woods

Meet at 8.30am, top of Nunnery Road.

The walk is 14 miles, so we should be back around 2pm. Please bring a picnic/snack and plenty of water.

Nunnery Road, Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road. Through orchards to New House Lane, past New House Farm to Garlinge Green road. Enter Denge woods, Upper Thruxted Farm, to Mystole Road. Through Shalmsford Street and Chartham, home along the river.

Last week’s walk to Sandwich:

Wednesday Walk – 25 October, 2023

Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am for this weeks two hour stroll followed by a visit to a city centre coffee shop.

This weeks walk will be decided on the day and will no doubt take into consideration the weather and the best routes to avoid too much mud.

The pic from the walk last week was taken beside an orchard looking across to Lower Harbledown, a stunning view at any time of the year.

SSS309 – 24 October, 2023 – Toddler’s Coves Walk

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

Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road

SVW to near Tonford Manor; over the Stour, over the A28; Strangers Lane; footpath to New House Lane; footpath by side of Hollow Lane then connecting footpaths behind Wincheap to Zealand Road and then to the top of Nunnery Road where the walk finishes. About 6 miles.

Last week’s Hospital Walk:

Thursday 19 October, 2023 – 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.  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

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (40 mins)

12:51 13:21 13:51 14:21 14:51 15:21

Last week’s The Villages Walk:

Wednesday Walk – 18 October, 2023

Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am for a two hour walk followed by coffee.

The weather forecast is for bright sunshine but with a lower temperature than recent weeks, 11 to 13 degrees.
This week the walk will probably be in the direction of the NDW, Harbledown and returning via Rough Common.
The pic from last weeks walk was taken in a field between Little Hall and Great Hall Woods, just beyond the Sarre Penn.

SSS308 – Tuesday, 17 October, 2023 – The Hospital Walk

Meet @ 8:00 am outside the hospital – junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road
The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, Nackington then down to the bottom of the fields, by the pylons, then right and left through the firebreak in the woods, up the hill and onto to the Renville path. At Renville take the bridge across the motorway and then carefully walk across the NDR/A2 approach road and onto the lane which connects to the orchards, thence onto Pilgrims’ Way/St Augustine’s Road where the walk concludes. 6 miles

Last week’s The Don’s Walk:

Thursday 12 October 2023 – The Villages walk (anti-clockwise)

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

We will go out past the rugby ground through Nackington, Whitehill Woods, skirt Lower Hardres, Bridge, Patrixbourne, bypass Littlebourne through Lower Garrington Farm, Ickham, Wickhambreaux, Stodmarsh, Fordwich and home along the cycle route to Canterbury.

About 15 miles, with plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch at one of the churches. Short cut by taking the bus back from Littlebourne or Sturry.

Last week’s walk to Temple Ewell: