Thursday 29 March, 2018 Canterbury – Cosy Folkestone

Meet outside K & C Hospital, corner of Ethelbert and South Canterbury Roads at 8:30am
Silver Striders Fast Route to Elham but with a twist but at Westwood where we take footpaths to Covet Wood then into Covert Wood and then onto Bladbean followed by yellow roads and footpaths to our lunch stop – The Cosy Cafe. If returning to Canterbury by No: 17 bus: 12:35 or 13:35 – journey time is 33 mins. – 10 miles

Afternoon section:
Yellow roads and some footpath to Shuttlesfield, then Paddlesworth; then footpath to Gibraltar Lane, on the side of Hawkinge joining Crete Road West onto Canterbury Road (A260) at the top of Folketone where we walk to the bus stop for the No: 16 gold bus @ Hawkinge, Alkham Valley Corner – 14:32, 14:47, 15:02, 15:17; 15:32; 15:47. Journey time about 40 mins. About 7 miles. If anyone is so minded the footpath continues along the yellow road and eventually to Dover.

Total distance to Folkestone 17 miles.

Last week the Striders approach Faversham along the Saxon Shore Way:

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