Thursday 3rd September, NDW to Old Wives Lees, back by the Stour

Meet 8.30am St Mary Bredin Church

About 13 miles returning around 2pm so bring packed lunch

Through Toddlers Cove to London Road roundabout. North Downs Way through Chartham Hatch to Old Wives Lees. Down to the A23, railway and river crossing near Bagham. Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Horton, river crossing and back along the Stour.

Last week’s completion to the Canterbury Outer ring

Thursday 13 August – Blean and Denstead Woods Walk


Meet 8.30am at St Mary Bredin.

Through Toddler’s Cove, NDW to Chartham Hatch, Denstead wood, Forresters Lodge farm, over the A2 bridge to Dunkirk, Bosenden farm, North Bishopden wood, Blean woods, Rough Common, back into Canterbury on footpath from the water tower.

About 13 miles, mainly in woodland.

Last week’s walk on the Canterbury Eastern Circle:

Thursday 30 July – Denge Woods via the River Stour

15/16 miles, home around 2pm. Bring packed lunch or snack.

Meet at 8.30am by St Mary Bredin Church

Through Toddlers Cove and then along the river to Chartham and Shalmsford Street. Stour Valley Way and cycle route to edge of Denge Woods, then up to Upper Thruxted Farm, through the woods to Buckholt Farm. Through Capel Wood to Kenfield Hall, over the Downs road and footpath to New House Farm and back to Canterbury.

Last week’s walk, the Chillenden Diamond:

Thursday 16 July – Villages walk


A tour of the villages to the East and South of Canterbury, 15 miles.

Meet at 8.30am, St Martin’s Church

Stour Valley Walk to Fordwich, the Stodmarsh. Footpath to Wickhambreaux, Ickham. Past Littlebourne, via Upper Garrington Farm to Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne. Bifrons Park route to Bridge, over the Elham Valley railway to Nackington, rugby ground, back to Canterbury.

Around 15 miles. Lunch break at one of the Churches.

Last week’s walk in Blean woods: