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.


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:

The Bossingham Loop (in reverse) – Thursday 5 December, 2019

**Please bring a packed lunch to be eaten en route**

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

Proceed To Zealand Road, then Lime Kiln Road, then footpath over to Hollow Lane, later New House Lane and footpath to Chartham Downs Road. Proceed towards Kenfield Hall then footpath towards Petham, the Village Hall and past the Church, eventually leading to the footpath towards Stone Street – coming out by Upper Hardes Wood, then yellow road into Bossingham. Going east, out of Bossingham, we take the footpath, which leads through Atchester Wood and then NNE to Clamberdown. Yellow Road towards Quilters Wood, where we take the footpath to the East of the wood towards Westwood and then Reed’s Mill and up to Reed Farm. At the crossroads we turn left on the yellow road and then take the footpath on the right to Bishopsbourne. We walk on to the footpath, which brings us out to the B road opposite to Highland Court Farm and cross the road towards the footbridge over the A2, then NDW towards Patrixbourne, later Hode Lane (NDW/EVW) through to the Barton Industrial Estate and into Canterbury. (18 miles)

Possibly stop en route somewhere for refreshment.

Last week’s Canterbury Eastern Circle walk:

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 Canterbury Eastern Circle

**Packed Lunch**

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

Proceed to St Martin’s, then SVW to Fordwich. Footpath to the South of Westbere Lakes then up, over the railway line, through Westbere and the streets of Sturry to footpaths to the East of Herne Bay Road towards Woodlands Farm then crossing the road into Farthings Wood. Through East Blean Wood but working down towards Hackington, St Stephen’s Green and back into Canterbury – stopping for a coffee/tea/beer in town having already eaten lunch en route. (12/13 miles)

Last week’s Badlands of Badlesmere walk:

Thursday, 21 November, 2019 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.

There is the Red Lion in Badlesmere or we can visit somewhere in Faversham should we fancy some refreshment.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26
We take bus 3X from Faversham back to Canterbury – whole journey one hour.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Stour Valley Way to Stourmouth and Wingham walk – sheltering from the rain in a hide on the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve:

14th November – Stour Valley Way to Stourmouth and Wingham

Meet – 8.30am, 25 St Augustines Road

** Packed lunch, or Preston Garden Centre tea room **

Path to Fordwich, Stour Valley Way to Stodmarsh. Through Stodmarsh nature reserve (mud warning) to Grove Ferry. SVW to West Stourmouth, East Stourmouth. Footpath to Preston.

Stop at Preston Garden Centre cafe for tea or lunch. Then proceed down to Wingham and bus back to Canterbury.

About 15 miles.

Bus 43 – 14.41, 15.01, 15.21, 15.41

Last week’s Canterbury to Wye (via Chilham and Bilting) Walk