Thursday, 21 October, 2021 The Badlands of Badlesmere

**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/Rhode Common/Perry Wood/Stocking Wood/Badlesmere.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26 (11 mins to Faversham) then we can take the 3X from Faversham to Canterbury – frequent service.

We could stop in Faversham for coffee/tea.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Slow Ways walk to Minster:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 7 October, 2021

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

Bring a drink/snack (the Cafe at Elham is no longer on our preferred venues list)

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 Villages Walk:

Thursday, 23 September, 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 Canterbury to Sibertswold walk:

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 – Canterbury to Sibertswold

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

Elevenses stop (bring a snack/drink if you wish)

North Downs Way to Patrixbourne then alternative route, re-joining NDW at Womenswold.
Train back from Sibertswold £3.95 with Railcard. One train an hour 12:28; 13:28; 14:28. The journey time is 18 mins.

Approx. 10 miles

Last week’s walk to Selsted:

Thursday, 2 September, 2021 – CanSan Sloway Route Test

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

The route is shown as 14 miles on the Slow Ways website.

There will be one or two brief stops to enjoy a snack/drink, so bring something along if you so wish.

This is the route:

From Sandwich we return on the number 43 bus: 13:21, 13:41, 14:01, 14:21, 14:41. Journey time shown as 46 minutes.

Last week’s Denge Woods via the river walk:

Thursday 19 August, 2021 – The Pet Circle (in reverse)

Meet outside the hospital (junction of South Canterbury Road and Ethelbert Road) at 8:30am

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

The Langton, Rugby Club, Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Pett Bottom, Tapleys Hill, Well Wood, Catt’s Wood Road, Bow Hill then footpath to Stone Street. Yellow road by the side of the former pub then footpath leading to and across Duckpit Road, Waltham Road, Capel Wood, Kenfield Road, Chartham Downs, New House Lane, Orchards, eventually to the top of Nunnery Road where the walk finishes. Approx. 13 miles.

Last week’s walk to Stour Valley Walk to Ash:

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: