Silver Striders Birthday Wishes to Keith
And many Happy Returns
This week’s walk will be led by Peter.
Meet outside 25 St. Augustine’s Road @ 8:30am. Packed lunch.
The route initially follows the NDW but branches off at Patrixbourne towards Adisham, later Woolage Green then Coldred, onward via Captains Wood, under the A2 to Temple Ewell for the Number 15 bus back to Canterbury. There are possibilities to leave the walk earlier and return by train or bus. 12 miles and fun.
No: 15 bus from Temple Ewell to Canterbury (23 mins):
12:31; 12:51; 13:11; 13:31; 13:51; 14:11
Last week’s The Dane John Circle Walk:
Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am.
The attached pic from the walk last week shows the lads on their way to the mighty and famous Sarre Penn.
Meet corner of Nunnery Fields/Nunnery Road @ 8am
This week’s walk will be led by Bert.
Nunnery Road/Zealand Road/Lime Kiln Road/Fields to Hollow Lane/Footpath to New House Lane/Connecting footpath to Iffin Lane/Footpath to Bridge Road/Footpath to Lower Hardes Church then along the lane for the path through Whitehill Wood back via Bridge Road and Nackington, via Rugby Club, to the Hospital. (6 miles).
Last week’s Around The Woods Walk:
Meet outside 25 St. Augustine’s Road at 8:30am
Packed lunch/refreshment for this 14 mile walk along the far south side of Canterbury, as the walk follows a path, which is never far from the centre of Canterbury it is possible to leave the walk at any point and return to Canterbury.
St. Augustine’s Road, NDW, Renville, cross Bridge Road into Whitehill Wood, Pett Bottom, Tapley’s Hill, cross the Roman Road to Petham, Garlinge Green, Perry Hill Shaw, Larkey Valley Wood, straight across Cockering Road towards the A28, footpath toward Howfield Farm and Tonford Manor, SVW to Toddlers Cove the Dane John where the walk finishes.
Last week’s The Royal Victoria Pavilion Walk:
Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am and join Steve who will be leader of the pack this week.
Meet @ 8:00 am outside the hospital – junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road
Walk to Rugby Club then, via Nackington to Bridge Road and into Whitehill Wood: turn left at the cross paths heading towards Bridge. We continue straight ahead at the next cross paths then, at the path T junction, we turn right along the bridal path, keeping to the side of the woods until we come onto Pett Bottom Road at Little Eaton Farm. Walking towards the Duck we turn right (Tapleys Hill) and, later, right again (School Lane), proceeding uphill we turn into the woods again at the footpath sign but, as we approach the path, leading to Pett Bottom Road, we turn left towards the centre of the wood and continue straight on; later crossing Bridge Road and back through Nackington, the Rugby Club, turning left at the Langton Path towards Stuppington Lane. The walk concludes at the junction with South Canterbury Road.
Last week’s Nick’s Walk:
Meet 8:30 am at Canterbury Bus Station (Bay C2) for Bus 8 towards Westwood Cross, which the Striders will disembark at Birchington (bus departs Canterbury 8:40am) – cost £2.
Walk leader Barry will then guide the Silver Striders, along a 380m ascent, to the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate where the walk concludes. About 12 miles.
Earlier departure points, along the coast: Margate, Broadstairs
Return journey (from Ramsgate) 12:47 (Bus 45 then Bus 43) 74 mins; 13:30 (Bus 48 then 8A) 74 mins; 14:17 (Bus 45 then 43) 74 mins; 14:27 (LOOP then 8A) 109 mins; 15:00 (Bus 48 then Bus 8) 94 mins.
Last week’s Wye via the river and NDW Walk:
We’ll be meeting at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am. The walk will take us on a circular route
around Barton Down finishing at the refurbished Fringe and Ginge for coffee.
The pic from last week’s walk finds the lads on the university campus. Apparently there wasn’t anything they wanted to attend on Week 1 of FRESHERS 2023.
Meet by St Mary Bredin Church at 8:00am
Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road
SVW to near Tonford Manor; at the bridge to Thanington turn right (not left) onto the footpath, walk past Tonford Manor, under the A2 then:
Turn left on footpath into Lower Harbledown, through St Nicholas’s Hospital into Harbledown and left at the Church then over the road bridge and through the meadow to the top – towards Blean water tower and right on the footpath to St Dunstan’s back over the railway bridge and then home via Toddler’s Cove and under the ring road bridge by the river or through Westgate Gardens and Greyfriars. 6 miles.