Thursday, 11 July, 2019 Canterbury to Selsted

Meet 8.30am K&C Hospital, junction of South Canterbury and Ethelbert Road.

To rugby ground, Nackington Road, Nackington, Whitehall Wood, Pett Bottom road, footpath to Westwood Farm, Covet Wood Farm, Colehill Wood, Dane Farm, Bladbean, Wingmore, North Elham (escape route for those who want the Cosy Tea Room and bus back), Rakehole Farm, Selsted.

Likely finish 12.30/1pm so bring some food or wait until we get home.

Approx. 12 miles. Led by Nick.

Bus 16 back, three an hour, 1255, 1315, 1335 etc

Last week’s Chillenden Diamond Walk:

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch – the weather looks good at the moment.

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

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s Canterbury to Swalecliffe Walk:

Thursday, 27 June, 2019 – Canterbury to Swalecliffe

**Packed lunch**

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

Proceed to Stour Valley Way footpath past St Martin’s Church
over the rail line
Broad Oak
Through West Blean Wood to Sheepfold
Chestfield Golf Club
Chestfiled and Swalecliffe Station then roads to Tankerton Beach for lunch, then walk to Whitstable for bus back to Canterbury in the early afternoon.
About 12 miles

Last week’s Woodland Circular Walk

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 – Woodland Circular Walk


Meet by Abbotts Barton Walk – next to Ben’s house @ 8:30am

Then ODR/Landsdown Road/Toddler’s Cove/Whitehall Road/St. Dunstan’s Terrace/The Cemetery/footpatho up to Rough Common.

Later out of the woods, crossing A290 at Blean, taking the footpath to Amery Court and then into Clowes Wood. At Gypsy Corner cross into Thornden Wood, then West Blean Wood, New Road then cut down by the side of Belce Wood and onto Broad Oak Road/Sturry/Fordwich and back along SVW to Canterbury.

Approximately 14 miles

Last week’s Wingham Circle Walk

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 The Wingham Circle

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

Proceed in direction of Patrixbourne, then footpaths to Adisham Church, Love Lane, Church Wood, Gibson’s Farm Shop (we should be there for the breakfast menu).

If anyone wishes for a shorter walk, halfway is Wingham, where there are regular buses back to Canterbury.

Wingham Church, footpaths to Wicambreaux then Wickham Court Lane and footpath to Swanton Lane, Firdown Wood, Palmstead Wood, Bekesbourne Road, Haystack Wood, Spring Lane, Canterbury.

Around 16 miles

Last week’s walk between Hollingbourne and Wye:

Thursday – 6 June, 2019 – Hollingbourne to Wye

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at Canterbury West Station to catch the 09:05 train to Hollingbourne (49m direct), arriving at 9:54. The ticket is £10:75 return with railcard but worth it for this very pleasant walk.

This walk is a redux of the second last day of the Winchester/Canterbury walk enjoyed by the original fellowship group (Keith/Huw/Don/John) on 28 April, 2006 (Thurnham to Boughton Aluph).

A walk of less than a mile from Hollingbourne Station brings us to the North Downs Way; we continue along this track to Wye Station for the return train journey to Canterbury. In the region of 17 miles with a lunch stop between Charing and Eastwell.

Return trains from Wye to Canterbury:
14:41; 15:11; 15:41; 16:11; 16:41; 17:11

Last week’s ‘Huw’s Way’ walk to Elham:

Thursday – 30 May, 2019 @ 8:30 Canterbury to Elham (Huw’s Way)

**Packed Lunch**
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 the Cosy Tea Rooms for Tea/Coffee before taking the bus back to Canterbury. About 11 miles. Walk leader is Huw.

**At some point, close to midday, we can hopefully find somewhere welcoming (a patch of turf or some logs) to eat our lunch**

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

Last week’s Canterbury to Wye walk:

Thursday – 23 May, 2019 @ 8:30 Canterbury to Wye (packed lunch)

Meet corner of Stuppington Lane with South Canterbury Road @ 8:30

Proceed to Garlinge Green (possibly via Larkey Wood)

Through the Wildwood to Crundale

Up and down the fields to Crundale Church – Lunch Break

Up again to the top of the downs and then down to Wye via the radio mast site

11 miles (more or less)

Cafe and pubs if we wish or quick return from Wye station

Trains back to Canterbury West:

13:11 (16 mins)

13:41 (12 mins)

14:11 (16 mins)

14:41 (12 mins)

15:11 (16 mins)

£3.90 with Railcard

Last week’s Wye to Canterbury (via King’s Wood) Walk

Thursday 16 May, 2019 – Wye to Canterbury (via King’s Wood)

Packed Lunch

Meet at Canterbury West station to catch the 9:05 train to Wye (arrives 9:19) – return ticket with railcard £4.05 (15p more than the single but it allows for early return from Chilham or Chartham if desired).

From Wye station:

NDW from station past Perry Court Farm
Footpath and short yellow road to Boughton Aluph church
Footpath past Warren Far, and into King’s Wood
Footpath through wood going north almost to Oathill Farm. 7km so far
Turn right on to track then footpath back through wood going south to join NDW
NDW to Chilham 14km so far
On to Chartham following Stour Valley Way and then Canterbury
16 miles

Last week’s walk to Sandwich (via Preston)

Thursday 9 May, 2019 – Canterbury to Sandwich (The Nick Version)

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

Packed lunch to be eaten en route

This week’s walk led by Nick
Canterbury to Fordwich
Stour Valley Way towards Stodmarsh
Then turn off down to Wickhambreaux
Footpath past the lakes to Preston
Join the Stour Valley walk through Westmarsh, Paramour Street to Richborough and into Sandwich
A shorter variant would be to finish the walk at Ash and take the bus home from there.

16 miles

Return by bus 43 from Sandwich takes 40 mins
14:01; 14:21; 14:41; 15:01; 15:21; 15:30 (43A takes 53 mins); 16:06

Last week’s Canterbury South Circular Walk – The Blue Bell Boys: