Thursday, 23 May, 2024 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 Whitstable (North West Passage) Walk:

Wednesday Walk – 22 May, 2024

Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am for the midweek 2 hour walk followed by coffee at a city centre cafe.

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

This week the walk will take us along the river path crossing the railway and A28 returning via Howfield Farm and Tonford Manor. When we reach Toddlers Cove we will have the usual discussion of where to go for coffee!

The pic taken on the walk last week is of some of the lads standing on the Alford Grange Bridge, a crossing point on the Sarre Penn.

Wednesday Walk – 15 May, 2024

Usual meeting point and time, gather at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am.

The walk will explore a stretch of the Sarre Penn from near Alcroft Grange continuing on past the university before dropping back into city centre for coffee.

The pic from the walk last week was taken on Barton Down near to Barton Wood.

SSS337 – Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 – 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:

Canterbury to Wye – Thursday, 9 May, 2024 @ 8:30

Packed lunch/elevenses.

Meet at the top of Nunnery Road, at the junction with Nunnery Fields @ 8:30.

Hollow Lane, New House Lane, Kenfield Road – footpath to Garlinge Green then:
Denge Wood, Erringe Wood. We cross Sole Street, heading for Church Wood (possible elevenses break by Crundale Church). We then follow the footpaths, later descending the downs, to Wye. About 11 miles.

Trains back to Canterbury West:

12:56; 13:56; 14:56

Travel time 15 minutes. Cost £4.75 with travel card.

Last week’s Sibertswold via Barfreston walk:

Wednesday Walk – 8 May, 2024

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

The main part of the walk will be on Barton Down, a great area for bluebells this time of the year. The forecast is rain free with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze.

The pic taken on the walk last week is of Bert and Steve in the Orchards near Harbledown.

SSS336 – Tuesday, 7 May, 2024 – Toddler’s Coves Walk

Meet outside the Launderette opposite 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: