Thursday, 21 October, 2021 The Badlands of Badlesmere

**Packed Lunch**

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

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Primrose Hill/Denstead Wood/Rhode Common/Perry Wood/Stocking Wood/Badlesmere.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26 (11 mins to Faversham) then we can take the 3X from Faversham to Canterbury – frequent service.

We could stop in Faversham for coffee/tea.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Slow Ways walk to Minster:

Canterbury to Minster – Thursday 16 October 2021

Meet at 8.30am St Martins Church

14 miles with train back from Minster. The walk can be shortened by catching a bus back from Upstreet at around 8 miles.

Stour Valley walk to Fordwich, then to Stodmarsh. Through the Stodmarsh nature reserve to Grove Ferry. River path through Plucks Gutter to Minster. Trains back hourly.

This is the Slow Ways route, which we will be reviewing. The route is shown on their website:
https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Canmin/381

Last week’s walk to Elham:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 7 October, 2021

Meet outside the Hospital (Junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road) @ 8:30

Bring a drink/snack (the Cafe at Elham is no longer on our preferred venues list)

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; 13:42

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Villages Walk:

Thursday 30 September 2021 – Villages walk

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

We will go out past the rugby ground through Nackington, Whitehill Woods, skirt Lower Hardres, Bridge, Patrixbourne, bypass Littlebourne through Lower Garrington Farm, Ickham, Wickhambreaux, Stodmarsh, Fordwich and home along the cycle route to Canterbury.

About 14.5 miles, plenty of Church stopping off points for a snack on the way if you want to bring something.

Last week’s Northern circle:

Thursday, 23 September, 2021 – Canterbury Northern Circle

Lunch stop – packed lunch and something to drink advised

Meet outside St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport at 8:30 am

Walk over to North Holmes Road, St. Radigunds, West Station Roundabout, through the tunnel and onto St Stephen’s Green then across to Hales Place and onto the footpath through Hackington towards Alcroft Grange then South to North through West Blean Nature Reserve then working across Sheepfold, the Golf Course, later crossing Radfall Road at Chestfield. We then head South through Clowes Wood towards Amery Court, later we cross into Church Wood and make our way to Rough Common, then the footpath back to St Dunstan’s and into the City.
Approx. 15 miles.

Last week’s Canterbury to Sibertswold walk:

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 – Canterbury to Sibertswold

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

Elevenses stop (bring a snack/drink if you wish)

North Downs Way to Patrixbourne then alternative route, re-joining NDW at Womenswold.
Train back from Sibertswold £3.95 with Railcard. One train an hour 12:28; 13:28; 14:28. The journey time is 18 mins.

Approx. 10 miles

Last week’s walk to Selsted:

Thursday 9 September 2021 – Selsted, bus back

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

The walk is about 13/14 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 Slow Ways walk to Sandwich:

Thursday, 2 September, 2021 – CanSan Sloway Route Test

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

The route is shown as 14 miles on the Slow Ways website.

There will be one or two brief stops to enjoy a snack/drink, so bring something along if you so wish.

This is the route:

From Sandwich we return on the number 43 bus: 13:21, 13:41, 14:01, 14:21, 14:41. Journey time shown as 46 minutes.

Last week’s Denge Woods via the river walk:

Thursday 26th August 2021 – Denge Woods via the river

Meet by St Mary Bredin’s Church, 8.30am

The walk is about 14 miles and we should be back before 2pm. Bring lunch or a snack if you like.

To Toddlers Cove, along the river to Chartham, Shalmsford Street, Denge Wood, Upper Thruxted Farm. Through to Garlinge Green, St Augustine’s housing estate, Oakfield Shaw, New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Petham Circle walk:

Thursday 19 August, 2021 – The Pet Circle (in reverse)

Meet outside the hospital (junction of South Canterbury Road and Ethelbert Road) at 8:30am

Elevenses/lunch stop for tea/coffee and a bun if you wish to bring this with you.

The Langton, Rugby Club, Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Pett Bottom, Tapleys Hill, Well Wood, Catt’s Wood Road, Bow Hill then footpath to Stone Street. Yellow road by the side of the former pub then footpath leading to and across Duckpit Road, Waltham Road, Capel Wood, Kenfield Road, Chartham Downs, New House Lane, Orchards, eventually to the top of Nunnery Road where the walk finishes. Approx. 13 miles.

Last week’s walk to Stour Valley Walk to Ash: