Thursday, 26 May, 2022 The Fright Wood Circle (in reverse)

Packed lunch or snack suggested

Meet at the junction of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields at 8:30am

Zealand Road, Wincheap Farm, Hollow Lane, New House Lane, Strangers Lane then take the footpath on the left to Chartham. When we get to Chartham we take the footpath through the Church and join the road, later crossing the railway line, walking towards the Weir. We cross the bridge over the Weir and then the A28 Ashford Road, walking towards Fright Wood underneath the railway bridge. In Fright Wood we take the permissive paths to Hunstead Wood and then Primrose Hill. A Chartham Hatch we take the NDR back to Canterbury.

11 miles

Last week’s North West Passage to Whitstable walk:

Thursday – 12 May, 2022 Canterbury to Wye (via Waltham and Hassle Street)

Meet corner of Stuppington Lane and South Canterbury Road 8:30 am

Proceed to New House Lane toward Kenfield Hall, then Petham, Mounts Wood, Hassell Street, then West to the Wye Downs, Wye.

PACKED LUNCH

13 miles

Back by train to Canterbury West:

13:11, 14:11, 15:11

Cost (with Silver Striders railcard) £4:25 without £6.50 (maybe cheaper if we were to a get group discount)

Last week’s new route devised by Nick – Canterbury to Denton:

Thursday – 28 April, 2022 Harrietsham to Faversham

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at Canterbury West Station to catch 8:05 train (direct to Harrietsham)

Train from Canterbury West to Harrietsham 8:05 (arrive Harrietsham 8:44) – cost £6:30 if booked in advance on the South Eastern website (collect ticket from Canterbury West Station or any specified station – you choose when you order the ticket).

Footpaths and yellow roads, starting of on the North Downs Way, through Wichling, Seed, Newnham/Eastling, Ospringe, Faversham.

Approx: 12 miles

We should arrive in Faversham early afternoon, i.e. before 14:00 where we can take the fast bus to Canterbury (X3 or X4 – 24 mins) leaving at :01 and :31 past the hour.

We last did this walk on 31 May, 2018 – there is a photo of us on the website, all looking a little younger

Last week, en route to Selling:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 14 April, 2022

Meet outside the Hospital (Junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road) @ 8:30

Bring a drink/snack or/and enjoy a coffee at the Cosy Tea Rooms

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

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

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Temple Ewell via Broome Park Walk:

Thursday, 31 March, 2022 The Miners’ Way 2 of 2

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk

Meet at Canterbury Bus Station to catch No 43 (Sandwich) Bus at 8:36 Bay D3 – Cost £3:90

On arrival at Ash we take the path to Wingham then, Goodnestone; Aylesham; Nonnington; Barfrestone and then Sibertswold where we catch the train back to Canterbury East:
Trains from Sibertswold to Canterbury East:
14:28; 15:28; 15:58; 16:28; 17:28 Cost £4:05 with Railcard (or if we travel as 4 or more together).

Last week’s The Miners’ Way 1 walk:

Thursday, 24 March, 2022 The Miners’ Way 1 of 2

Meet Canterbury East Station to catch 08:40 train to arrive at Sibertswold (aka Shepherdswell) at 8:58 (£6.20).

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk.

Route: Elvington, Tilmanstone, Betteshanger, Eastry, Hammil, finishing at Ash where we catch the bus back to Canterbury:
Bus 43 (28 mins journey time) 13:53; 14:13; 14:33; 14:53; 15:13;15:33; 15:58
About 14 miles

Last week’s The Villages Walk

Thursday, 10 March, 2022 – Canterbury Northern Circle

Lunch stop – packed lunch and something to drink advised

Meet outside St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport at 8:30 am

Walk over to North Holmes Road, St. Radigunds, West Station Roundabout, through the tunnel and onto St Stephen’s Green then across to Hales Place and onto the footpath through Hackington towards Alcroft Grange then South to North through West Blean Nature Reserve then working across Sheepfold, the Golf Course, later crossing Radfall Road at Chestfield. We then head South through Clowes Wood towards Amery Court, later we cross into Church Wood and make our way to Rough Common, then the footpath back to St Dunstan’s and into the City.
Approx. 15 miles.

Last week’s epic Herne Bay via Stodmarsh walk:

Thursday – 24 February, 2022 – 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 Canterbury to Wye (via NDW) walk:

Thursday 10 February, 2022 The Victory Wood Circle (A Sean & Barry walk)

Please bring a packed lunch (to be eaten at a convenient stopping place en route)

Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church at 8.30am

Proceed through town to Toddler’s Cove, then towards the Cemetery – footpath to Church Wood. Through the Wood to Courtenay Road, then Victory Wood, later crossing Pean Hill taking footpaths leading to the Crab and Winkle route; through the University, working our way back to Canterbury. Approx. 14 miles.

Last week’s walk to Selsted :

Thursday 27 January, 2022 Dover to Folkestone (+options)

This week a different walk devised by Peter. There are four place in Peter’s car available on a first come first serve basis, alternatively train/bus and meet the car party at Aycliffe car park.

9:30 Meet outside Peter’s house in 31 South Canterbury Road, CT1 3LH (the car party) otherwise train/bus to Dover Priory and walk to Aycliff Car Park for 10:00am rendezvous or if coming by train (9:40 from CBE – return ticket, with railcard £6.40 – arrives Dover Priory at 10:08) the rendezvous could be delayed for for 20 mins as long as advised beforehand.

There is a beach walk or a cliff top walk. The two walks meet up at the Eagle’s Nest (Cliff Top) cafe. The beach walk offers the possibility to return to Dover on the cliff top walk (returning from the Cafe) – this will be about 10 miles. The alternative is to walk on to Canterbury Road, Folkestone and catch the bus for Canterbury (total miles 6 +).

Buses from Canterbury Road, Shepway Folkestone to Canterbury:
11:54; 12:14; 12:34; 12:54; 13:14; 13:34
Journey time: 41 minutes
Given staffing problems etc. it would be best to check these times before arriving at the departure point.

Please get in touch with Peter directly to book your place in the car (lateral flow tests before traveling and masks in the car please).

Last week’s Canterbury to Faversham (via Herne Hill) Walk: