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:

Thursday 12 August 2021 – Stour Valley Walk to Ash

Meet at 8.30am at St Martin’s Church

Take the Stour Valley Walk to Fordwich, Stodmarsh, through the RSPB reserve to Grove Ferry. Continue on SVW to West and East Stourmouth, Westmarsh and Ash.

There is Julies farm shop and cafe at Ash, which has not been tried but might be suitable for coffe/tea or lunch.

The walk is about 13 miles, with regular buses back from Ash.

Last week’s Adisham circle walk:

Thursday – 5 August, 2021 – The Adisham Circle

Meet outside the Hospital by the Medical Centre at 8:30am

Packed lunch/elevenses

Proceed to the Rugby Club then Nackington, Whitehall Wood, Middle Pett Farm, Hint Cottage, Bourne Park Road. We follow the Elham Valley Way through Bishopsbourne, Charlton Park and Kingston where we take the footpath to cross the A2. We walk to Walk Wood, Woodlands Wood, Pitt Wood, Oxenden Wood then into Adisham but taking the yellow road via Woodlands Farm connecting to the footpath for Twelve Acre Shaw, crossing fields and roads till we get to Shepherds’ Close Road. From Patrixbourne we follow the NDW up Hode Lane to Barton and then Canterbury where the walk ends.

13 miles.

Last week’s Faversham walk:

Thursday – 29 July, 2021 – FAVERSHAM (approached from the South)

8:30 Meet corner of Old Dover Road/Nunnery Fields/Oaten Hill

Packed lunch or snack recommended

London Road Roundabout
Proceed along Mill Lane and North Downs Way
Bridge across A2
Podhurst Farm
Denstead Wood/Court Wood/Winterbourne Wood
South Street/Brenley/Westwood Court
Faversham – Either return on arrival or enjoy coffee/tea somewhere
12 miles

Plenty of buses or:
Trains (£3.95 with Railcard)
12:55, 13:55, 14:55 (13 MINS)

Last week’s walk to Wye:

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: