Thursday, 20 February,2020 North Downs Wye

This walk follows the North Down’s Way route to Wye from Canterbury.

**Packed Lunch** but we’re hoping to try out the cafe at Perry Court Farm for Tea before catching the train back to Canterbury.

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

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Old Wives Lees/down Long Hill and into Chilham/Mountain Street/King’s Wood/Boughton Lees/Wye. 15 miles.

Buses back are not frequent; the train from Wye to Canterbury West (£4.05 with railcard):
12:41; 13:11; 13:41; 14:11; 14:41; 15:11

Last week’s Herne Bay Express Walk:

Thursday – 30 January, 2020 @ 8:30 Canterbury to Elham (Huw’s Way)

**Packed Lunch**but we could take tea/coffee at the new Cosy before returning back to Canterbury by bus?

This one starts at 8:30am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road and takes the Francigena to Patrixbourne. Then to Bridge via Bifrons Park.
Then there is a path crossing the Nailbourne to Crows Camp Hill just above Bishopsbourne.
We take a footpath from here and then a sharp left into Charlton Wood and then on to Heart’s delight via Marley.
We now follow the Elham Valley Way into Covert Wood, but on leaving the wood we go on the road to Bladbean Farm, and then on road and paths to Upper park gate Farm. From there we descend by road and path into Elham and, maybe, for Tea/Coffee/Beer before taking the bus back to Canterbury. About 11 miles.

Buses to Canterbury at 12:42 or 13:42 – journey time 33 mins

Last week’s walk to Sandwich (five men who came too late and stayed too long perhaps?):

Thursday 23 January, 2020 – Canterbury to Sandwich

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

NDW to Patrixbourne/Shepherd’s Close Road/FPs to Adisham/Bossington/Neavy Downs/Gibson’s Farmshop (lunch [BREAKFAST] stop).

Afternoon take Goodnestone Road/Twitham Hill/Crixhall Court/Buckland Lane/Summerfield Farm/Black Pond Farm/Beacon Hill/Marshborough – Vine Farm/Great Poulder’s Farm/Sandwich

Distance 14 miles

There is always the possibility of refreshment in the Red Cow, Sandwich at the end of the walk

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (40 mins)

12:41 13:01 13:21 13:41 14:01 14:21 14:41 15:01 15:21 16:06

Last week’s Canterbury to Lyminge walk:

Canterbury to Lyminge – Thursday, 16 January, 2020

***Packed Lunch***
Meet by the hospital – corner of South Canterbury Road/Ethelbert Road @ 8:30 am

Walk to Nackington, then criss cross various paths to Petham and then a mixture of footpath and road to Stowting, then on to Lyminge.

About 16 miles

No: 17 @ 13:35 40 mins
No: 17 @ 14:43 40 mins
No: 18 @ 15:12 53 mins
No: 17 @ 16:08 45 mins

We last did this walk in January 2019.

Last week’s Canterbury/Hassel Street/Wye walk:

Thursday – 9 January, 2020 Canterbury to Wye (via Waltham and Hassle Street)

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

Proceed to Zealand Road, Hollow Lane, 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, 13:41, 14:11, 14:41, 15:11, 15:41

Cost (with Silver Striders railcard) £4.05

Last week’s Canterbury to Faversham (via Herne Hill and SSW) walk:

Thursday 2 January, 2020 Canterbury – Faversham via Herne Hill

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

Road and footpath to Rough Common

Church Wood through to Courtney Road and through the woods till we get to the

Herne Hill footpath, crossing Thanet Way between Kemdale Wood and Fostall.

Footpaths to Sandbanks Road, Nagden Cottages then SSW into Faversham.

Take bus back or lunch – to be decided
About 12/13 miles

Buses back:

3 (34 mins) 3X (29 mins) 3B (34 mins)

Trains back to the East station: 12:26; 13:10; 13:26; 14:10; 14:26

The week before last’s Hackington Circle walk:

Thursday – 19 December, 2019 The Hackington Triangle

Meet outside 25 St Augustines Road at 8:30 am

St Martin’s Church/Stour Valley Way to Fordwich/Sturry/Broad Oak/West Blean Wood/Hackington/Hales Place Estate/The Beverley/Station Road West/St Augustine’s Road

Arrive back to Canterbury and proceed to the St Augustine’s Curry House (25 St A’s Road) for lunch around 12:30pm.

About 10 Miles

This is an archive photo from the same walk on 22 December, 2016 and below is a photo from last week’s Canterbury SSFR1 walk to Elham:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 12 December, 2019

**Bring a packed lunch and maybe a thermos – it is election day and the early bus back seems the best bet**

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

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

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Bossingham Loop (in reverse) walk: