Thursday – 5 August, 2021 – 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 Faversham walk:

Thursday – 29 July, 2021 – FAVERSHAM (approached from the South)

8:30 Meet corner of Old Dover Road/Nunnery Fields/Oaten Hill

Packed lunch or snack recommended

London Road Roundabout
Proceed along Mill Lane and North Downs Way
Bridge across A2
Podhurst Farm
Denstead Wood/Court Wood/Winterbourne Wood
South Street/Brenley/Westwood Court
Faversham – Either return on arrival or enjoy coffee/tea somewhere
12 miles

Plenty of buses or:
Trains (£3.95 with Railcard)
12:55, 13:55, 14:55 (13 MINS)

Last week’s walk to Wye:

Thursday 15 July, 2021 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 Pet Circle Walk:

Thursday 8 July, 2021 – The Pet Circle

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

Elevenses stop for tea/coffee and a bun if you wish to bring this with you.

We make our way to New House Lane by the usual route, eventually crossing Chartham Downs Road to Kenfield Road into Petham CP and Capel Wood. We work our way towards Stone Street, crossing Waltham Road and Duckpit Road, then across to Hogg Lane, Bow Hill (using more yellow roads today to avoid the mud), Catt’s Wood Road and, at Well Wood, taking the footpath towards the yellow road, which is Tapleys Hill, arriving at Pett Bottom. The usual route back from here, via Whitehill Wood, Nackington, the Rugby Club, the Langton and back to Stuppington Lane. Approx: 13 miles.

Last week’s walk to Selsted:

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 The Wingham Circle (In Reverse)

**Packed Lunch**

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road at 8:30

Proceed in direction of Spring Lane then footpath to Beskesbourne Road, Palmstead Wood, Firdown Wood then crossing A257 into Swanton Lane – take footpath to Littlebourne,then to Ickham – maybe elvenses at Ickham.

Ickham to Wingham and then footpath to Snakes Hill and down to Bossingham then Adisham and back to Canterbury via Patrixbourne and Hode Lane.

Around 15 miles

Last week’s Garland Green/Bossingham Loop Walk:

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 Canterbury Eastern Circle (in reverse)

Meet outside St. Augustine’s Abbey @ 8:30am

Packed lunch/elevenses

Head for St. Radigund’s then St. Stephen’s Green and Hackington. Take footpath past Little Hall Wood, later Mayton Lane and onto Belce Wood then Farthings Wood – cross A291 towards Woodlands Farm and follow footpath to Sturry. We make our way through the housing estate, coming out on the A28, which we cross and walk into Westbere heading for the railway crossing towards the lakes. We take the footpath through the lakes towards Fordwich, from where we take the SVW back to Canterbury – the walk finishes by St. Martin’s Church.

Approx 13 miles.

Last week’s Villages walk:

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 – The Marley Oval (in reverse)

Elevenses stop – drink/snack recommended

Meet outside K & C (junction of Ethelbert Road with South Canterbury Road) @ 8:30am

Footpath to the Rugby Club then onward to Nackington, Whitehill Wood and Pett Bottom then through Gorsley Wood towards Westward Farm. We take the footpath to Marley Lane and follow this down to Kingston, then footpath to Bishopsbourne, onwards to Bridge, Patrixbourne and back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 13 miles.

From last week’s Canterbury Northern Circle Walk:

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 – 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 Fright Wood Circle Walk

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 The Fright Wood Circle

**Elevenses break - you may wish to bring coffee/tea/snack**

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 weeks Wye via Waltham walk:

The Hole in the Wall Gang maybe?

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 – The Forickwinbram Circle

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church @ 8:30am

Snack break at Ickham (time for a cuppa)

SVW to Fordwich, then Littlebourne, Ickham, Wingham. Out of Wingham we take the footpath to Snake’s Hill and then down to Bossington Farm from where we follow footpaths to Bramling Downs. We take Bramling Road and eventually cut across to Shepherds’ Close Road, then Patrixbourne, then back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 14 miles or so.

Men of destiny enjoy the fine weather on last week’s walk (photo taken between Denge Wood and Petham):