Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 28 December, 2017

Meet corner of South Canterbury Road and Stuppington Lane 8:30

Back of Canterbury Rugby Club/Nackington/Pett Bottom/Gorsley Wood/Westwood/Quilters Wood/Clamberdown/Palmstead/Peafield/Park Gate/Elham

Lunch at the Cosy Tea Rooms 12:30

17 Bus back to Canterbury 13:35 (one after is 14:50)

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Canterbury Hackington Triangle Walk

Thursday, 21 December, 2017 – The Hackington Triangle – Christmas Beers/Food

Meet outside 25 St Augustines Road at 9:30 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/The Dolphin for about 1:30pm

I will book a table at the Dolphin for those who would like drink/lunch/snack but could you please let me know which Striders will be partaking? If you just fancy popping in for a chat please do so.

About 10 Miles

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 Canterbury South Circular (12 miles)

Meet at junction of Stuppington Lane with South Canterbury Road at 8:30am

Proceed to New House Lane the into Larkey Valley Wood to Chartham Downs Road. Then we take the yellow road by Perry Hill Shaw and the footpath that eventually leads to Sappington Court then footpath to Kenfield Road. We now cross over the yellow road for the footpath to Swarling Manor Farm later crossing Stone Street and taking the footpath by Harmansole Farm to Lower Hardes, then past the Church and through Whitehill Wood and over Bridge Road for the path to Renville and over the quiet bridge, finally crossing New Dover Road and to the Hode Farm lane and footpaths to join the NDW/EVW path, past Barton Industrial Estate into Pilgrims’ Way and St Augustine’s Road where the walk finishes. 12 miles.

Silver Striders in a promotional shot for the Silver Striders Movie – ‘Dark Striders’:

‘Nothing stops the Silver Striders’ – here the striders casually kick dirt at the turnips as they walk through a muddy turnip field.

Thursday, 7 December, 2017 – The Bridge Circle (8:00am this week)

A shorter walk this week leaving earlier – it takes less than 3 hours.

Meet outside the hospital at 8:00 am (corner junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road).

Proceed via Langton Path but onto the rugby club then Nackington and over Bridge Road into Whitehill Wood and onto Pett Bottom Road. Footpath by Middle Pett Farm and over the old Elham Valley Rail bridge and into Bridge and the High Street. We cross the High Street and then via the footpath by the School head towards the site of Bifrons crossing the main road to Hode Lane then, via EVW and NDR into the orchards and Barton Industrial Estate, Pilgrims’ Way To St Augustine’s Road where the walk concludes.

8 miles

Last week’s Wingham Circle Walk where the six striders pose for a group photo: Reservoir Ramblers.