Thursday, 15 March 2018 Canterbury North Circular

Meet at Abbots Barton Walk (CT1 3AX) – Old Dover Road end at 8:30am (this is just by Ben’s house).

Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road

SVW to near Tonford Manor; at the bridge to Thanington turn right (not left) onto the footpath, walk past Tonford Manor, under the A2 then:
Turn left on footpath into Lower Harbledown, through St Nicholas’s Hospital into Harbledown and left at the Church then over the road bridge and through the meadow to the top (4 miles at this point) – towards Blean water tower. Cross A290 and walk through the University and then over Hackington Road heading for Alcroft Grange; continue, past Brickhouse Wood, past Barton Wood heading to Broad Oak. At Broad Oak, walk down the main road, direction Sturry, but then take the footpath (east) which goes over the top of an old waste dump and touches the southern extremity of Barton Wood and eventually enters the Hackington Estate. We return on the footpath which leads through the estate and then onto the Beverley and enter Canterbury via St Stephen’s Green.

About 12/14 miles with many possible early finishing points.

Lunch or tea/coffee together in Canterbury is a possibility at the end of the walk.

Last week – the Striders en route between Bishopbourne and Kingston:

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