Thursday, 24 June, 2021 The Wingham Circle (In Reverse)

**Packed Lunch**

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

Proceed in direction of Spring Lane then footpath to Beskesbourne Road, Palmstead Wood, Firdown Wood then crossing A257 into Swanton Lane – take footpath to Littlebourne,then to Ickham – maybe elvenses at Ickham.

Ickham to Wingham and then footpath to Snakes Hill and down to Bossingham then Adisham and back to Canterbury via Patrixbourne and Hode Lane.

Around 15 miles

Last week’s Garland Green/Bossingham Loop Walk:

Thursday 17 June 2021, Garlinge Green Bossingham loop

Meet 8.30am K&C Hospital

Bring packed lunch/snack. Walk is about 15 miles so we should be back around 2pm

Past the rugby field, Nackington, White Hill wood, Pett Bottom valley. Road past Burstead Manor to Bossingham. Cross Stone St, Ansdore, Waltham Court. Capel Wood, Kenfield Hall, cross Downs road and then normal route to New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Eastern Circle walk:

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 Canterbury Eastern Circle (in reverse)

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

Packed lunch/elevenses

Head for St. Radigund’s then St. Stephen’s Green and Hackington. Take footpath past Little Hall Wood, later Mayton Lane and onto Belce Wood then Farthings Wood – cross A291 towards Woodlands Farm and follow footpath to Sturry. We make our way through the housing estate, coming out on the A28, which we cross and walk into Westbere heading for the railway crossing towards the lakes. We take the footpath through the lakes towards Fordwich, from where we take the SVW back to Canterbury – the walk finishes by St. Martin’s Church.

Approx 13 miles.

Last week’s Villages walk:

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 – The Villages walk

Meet 8.30am, St Martin’s Church

The walk is about 14 miles, returning about 1.30/2pm, so bring a snack or lunch.

Stour Valley walk to Fordwich, Stodmarsh Rd to Stodmarsh. Then to Wickhambreaux, Ickham, Lower Garrington Farm, Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne (short cut back on the NDW for those who want a shorter walk). Bridge, Middle Pett Farm, Whitehill wood, Nackington, home.

Last week’s Marley Oval walk:

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 – The Marley Oval (in reverse)

Elevenses stop – drink/snack recommended

Meet outside K & C (junction of Ethelbert Road with South Canterbury Road) @ 8:30am

Footpath to the Rugby Club then onward to Nackington, Whitehill Wood and Pett Bottom then through Gorsley Wood towards Westward Farm. We take the footpath to Marley Lane and follow this down to Kingston, then footpath to Bishopsbourne, onwards to Bridge, Patrixbourne and back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 13 miles.

From last week’s Canterbury Northern Circle Walk:

Thursday, 20 May, 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 Fright Wood Circle Walk

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 The Fright Wood Circle

**Elevenses break - you may wish to bring coffee/tea/snack**

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/cut through the wood (no path) to the Bower Wood/Nickle Wood path then the path through Fright Wood, working down to the path which crosses Ashford Road and proceeds through a gate in the wall, which leads to the bridge over the Weir. Then onto Chartham, through the Church and taking the path near the Artichoke pub, which eventually leads to Strangers Lane, then New House Lane, footpath above Hollow Lane, through Wincheap Farm, Zealand Road where the walk concludes.

Last weeks Wye via Waltham walk:

The Hole in the Wall Gang maybe?

Thursday 6 May, 2021 – Wye via Waltham, train back

Meet K&C Hospital, 8.30am

Train back from Wye. Bring mask and packed lunch or snack.

Past the rugby field, Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Lower Hardres, Little Catts farm, Stone Street, Duckpit, Ansdore, Waltham, Cox Hill wood, Bavinge wood, Hassell Street, Coombe Manor, Wye Crown, Wye.

Trains at 13.11 and 14.11. The later one with lunch in Wye is the most likely.

Last week’s walk on the Fordwich, Wingham circle:

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 – The Forickwinbram Circle

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church @ 8:30am

Snack break at Ickham (time for a cuppa)

SVW to Fordwich, then Littlebourne, Ickham, Wingham. Out of Wingham we take the footpath to Snake’s Hill and then down to Bossington Farm from where we follow footpaths to Bramling Downs. We take Bramling Road and eventually cut across to Shepherds’ Close Road, then Patrixbourne, then back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 14 miles or so.

Men of destiny enjoy the fine weather on last week’s walk (photo taken between Denge Wood and Petham):

Thursday 22 April 2021, Denge Woods via the Stour valley

Meet St Mary Bredin Church, 8.30

About 14 miles, so bring lunch or a snack.

Landsdown Road to Canterbury East, Toddler Cove, river path to Chartham. Shalmsford Street, Stour valley way, into Denge Woods. Cross Penny Pot Lane, continuing in the woods, into Capel Wood, Kenfield Road, cross Chartham Downs Rd, Upper Horton Farm, New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Western circle walk: