Thursday, 6 August, 2020 Canterbury Eastern Circle

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church at 8:30

Packed lunch – to be eaten en route

SVW to Fordwich. Footpath to the South of Westbere Lakes then up, over the railway line, through Westbere and the streets of Sturry to footpaths to the East of Herne Bay Road towards Woodlands Farm then crossing the road into Farthings Wood. Through East Blean Wood but working down towards Hackington, St Stephen’s Green and back into Canterbury (12/13 miles).

Last week’s Denge Woods circular walk:

Thursday, 23 July, 2020 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch – the weather looks good at the moment.

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road @ 8:30am

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s Villages Walk:

Thursday, 9 July, 2020 – Woodland Circular Walk

**PACKED LUNCH**

Meet by Abbotts Barton Walk – next to Ben’s house @ 8:30am

Then ODR/Landsdown Road/Toddler’s Cove/Whitehall Road/St. Dunstan’s Terrace/The Cemetery/footpath up to Rough Common.

Later out of the woods, crossing A290 at Blean, taking the footpath to Amery Court and then into Clowes Wood. At Gypsy Corner cross into Thornden Wood, then West Blean Wood, New Road then cut down by the side of Belce Wood and onto Broad Oak Road/Sturry/Fordwich and back along SVW to Canterbury.

Approximately 14 miles

Last week’s Canterbury South Circular Walk:

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 – Canterbury South Circular – Striding Again

Socially distanced walk (2 metres)

Meet at junction of Stuppington Lane with South Canterbury Road at 8:30am

PACKED LUNCH

Proceed to New House Lane then into Larkey Valley Wood to Chartham Downs Road. Then we take the yellow road by Perry Hill Shaw and the footpath that eventually leads to Sappington Court then footpath to Kenfield Road. We now cross over the yellow road for the footpath to Swarling Manor Farm later crossing Stone Street and taking the footpath by Harmansole Farm to Lower Hardes, then past the Church and through Whitehill Wood and over Bridge Road for the path to Renville and over the quiet bridge, finally crossing New Dover Road and to the Hode Farm lane and footpaths to join the NDW/EVW path, past Barton Industrial Estate into Pilgrims’ Way and St Augustine’s Road where the walk finishes. 12 miles.

Last week’s Nick’s Boughton Circle Walk:

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 – Nick’s Boughton Circle Walk – 1st post lockdown walk

PACKED LUNCH AND PLENTY OF WATER (it will be hot)

Meet 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Road with South Canterbury Road. Through Toddler’s Cove, St Dunstan’s, path up to the water tower, Rough Common, into Church Wood, North Bishopden Wood, Courtney road, then on the road for a bit, into Clay Pits Wood, Boughton, under the A2 (hope the underpass is underpassable), through Forresters Lodge Farm, into Denstead Wood, then to Chartham Hatch, through the woods on the NDW, No Man’s Orchard, Bigbury, back into Canterbury on the NDW to the London Road roundabout and back home. (16 miles)

The Flying Daktari Brothers on a recent COVID DUO WALK

Thursday, 19 March, 2020 The Fright Wood Circle

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at the corner of Nunnery Fields with Old Dover Road – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Primrose Hill/Denstead Wood/cut through the wood (no path) to the Bower Wood/Nickle Wood path then the path through Fright Wood, working down to the path which crosses Ashford Road and proceeds through a gate in the wall, which leads to the bridge over the Weir.  Then onto Chartham, through the Church and taking the path near the Artichoke pub, which eventually leads to Strangers Lane, then New House Lane, footpath above Hollow Lane, through Wincheap Farm, Zealand Road where the walk concludes.

Last week’s Marley Oval walk:

Thursday, 12 March, 2020 – The Marley Oval

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road @ 8:30am

EVW Hode Farm, then footpath to Bridge A2 intersection, then under the A2 and into Bridge – to the Church then EVW through Bishopsbourne to Kingston – at Kingston we take the yellow roads to Marley via Marley Lane and later we take the footpath off to Westwood. From Westwood we take SSFR1 back to Canterbury; via Pett Bottom and Nackington.

13.5 miles

Last week’s Western Circle Walk:

Thursday, 5 Mrch, 2020 Canterbury Western Circle (Anti Clockwise)

8:30 Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church, Nunnery Fields

Road and footpath to Rough Common

Church Wood but, this time, through to Bishopsden and Bossenden woods, eventually to Dunkirk

Walk over the A2 bridge at Dunkirk and along the edge of Poundfall Wood down to Forester’s Lodge Farm and then take the footpath into South Bishops Den wood. Various footpaths through to Podhurst Farm, cut down to Bigbury, back over the A2 bridge and into Harbledown then Canterbury.

Lunch is a possibility somewhere in Canterbury if anyone is so inclined.

About 14 miles

Last week’s Canterbury to Elham walk:

 

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Meet corner of South Canterbury Road and Stuppington Lane 8:30 (this week’s walk led by Steve)

Back of Canterbury Rugby Club/Nackington/Pett Bottom/Gorsley Wood/Westwood/Quilters Wood/Clambercrown/Palmstead/Peafield/Park Gate/Elham

17 Bus back to Canterbury 11:35; 12:42; 13:42

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s North Downs Wye walk: