Thursday 22 July, 2021 – Wye via Crundale, train back

Meet at 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields/Road

The walk is about 11 miles to Wye, with a train back to Canterbury West.

Trains are hourly. We should be ok for the 13.11 but may have to get the one after that.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, up to New House Lane, path from New House Farm to Chartham Downs Road. Cross to Kenfield Hall, to Capel Farm, through Denge Woods to Sole Street and Crundale Church. Thence past Marriage Farm and down to Wye.

Last week’s Victory Wood circle walk:

Thursday 1 July – Selsted, with bus back

Meet 8.30am at K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Rd entrance.

Bus back so please bring a face mask. The walk is about 14 miles, but there is a short cut option to the bus stop at Denton which would probably make it about 11 miles.

Rugby field, Nackington, Middle Pett farm, Bourne Park. Elham Valley way through Kingston, Redgate Shaw, Covert Wood, cross the Elham road at Whitehall farm. Tappington Hall, Rakeshall farm, Selsted. 

Bus 16 back (three buses an hour).

Last week’s Wingham circle:

Thursday 17 June 2021, Garlinge Green Bossingham loop

Meet 8.30am K&C Hospital

Bring packed lunch/snack. Walk is about 15 miles so we should be back around 2pm

Past the rugby field, Nackington, White Hill wood, Pett Bottom valley. Road past Burstead Manor to Bossingham. Cross Stone St, Ansdore, Waltham Court. Capel Wood, Kenfield Hall, cross Downs road and then normal route to New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Eastern Circle walk:

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 – The Villages walk

Meet 8.30am, St Martin’s Church

The walk is about 14 miles, returning about 1.30/2pm, so bring a snack or lunch.

Stour Valley walk to Fordwich, Stodmarsh Rd to Stodmarsh. Then to Wickhambreaux, Ickham, Lower Garrington Farm, Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne (short cut back on the NDW for those who want a shorter walk). Bridge, Middle Pett Farm, Whitehill wood, Nackington, home.

Last week’s Marley Oval walk:

Thursday 6 May, 2021 – Wye via Waltham, train back

Meet K&C Hospital, 8.30am

Train back from Wye. Bring mask and packed lunch or snack.

Past the rugby field, Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Lower Hardres, Little Catts farm, Stone Street, Duckpit, Ansdore, Waltham, Cox Hill wood, Bavinge wood, Hassell Street, Coombe Manor, Wye Crown, Wye.

Trains at 13.11 and 14.11. The later one with lunch in Wye is the most likely.

Last week’s walk on the Fordwich, Wingham circle:

Thursday 22 April 2021, Denge Woods via the Stour valley

Meet St Mary Bredin Church, 8.30

About 14 miles, so bring lunch or a snack.

Landsdown Road to Canterbury East, Toddler Cove, river path to Chartham. Shalmsford Street, Stour valley way, into Denge Woods. Cross Penny Pot Lane, continuing in the woods, into Capel Wood, Kenfield Road, cross Chartham Downs Rd, Upper Horton Farm, New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Western circle walk:

Thursday 8 April – Further sightings of the Nailbourne, 21km (13 miles)

Meet 8.30am at the junction of South Canterbury Road with Nunnery Road.

Probably back around 1.30pm so bring packed lunch or snack.
Warning: wet boots fording the Nailbourne. However, we have managed this in recent weeks and there is an alternative if it is too high.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, New House Lane, St Augustines estate, past the old Perry Court School to Garlinge Green. Capel Farm, Capel Wood,

Hault Farm, Yawlings Wood, New Barn Farm. Duckpit to the Nailbourne crossing. Then up to Stone Street, Little Catt’s Farm, Lower Hardres, Whitehill Wood, Nackington and home.

Last week’s first Thursday walk for some time

Thursday 10 December Bigbury, Church and Thornden Woods

Meet 8.30am, St Mary Bredin Church

The walk is 22km (about 14 miles) and we should finish around 1.30pm so bring lunch or a snack.

Toddlers cove, river path (partly flooded atm), Tonford Manor, Bigbury woods, Poldhurt Farm, Upper Harbledown. Take the path into Blean Woods, through the woods to Whitstable Road, Amery Court, Clowes and Thornden woods, Alcroft Grange, Hales Place estate and home through Canterbury.

Last week’s Wickhambraux circle walk

Thursday 29 October, 2020. The Villages walk (anticlockwise)

Meet K&C Hospital, 8.30am

The walk is about 24km (15 miles) so bring a snack or packed lunch.

Past the rugby club, through Nackington into Whitehill wood, over the Elham valley line to Bridge. Then to Patrixbourne, Bekesbourne, past Littlebourne to Ickham via Lower Garrington Farm, then Wickhambreaux, Stodmarsh, Fordwich and back to Canterbury on the Stour Valley way.

Last week’s Victory Wood walk:


Thursday 15 October, 2020 Petham, Upper Hardres Circle

Meet 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields/ Nunnery Road

Walk approximately 20kl (12 miles), returning around 12.30, so bring a snack/lunch if you want.

Nunnery Rd, Zealand Rd, Lime Kiln Road. Footpath path alongside Hollow Lane to New House Lane. New House Farm, over the Downs road, to Kenfield Hall. Footpath to Petham, past the church, footpath to Thompson Garden Centre, over the Stone Street to Upper Hardres Farm. Footpath to Westwood Farm, left along footpath to Pett Bottom. Into Whitehill Woods, Nackington, home via the Rugby Club.

Lunch break at Ickham last week