Thursday – 5 July, 2018 Canterbury to Wye (via Waltham and Hassle Street)

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

Proceed to New House Lane toward Kenfield Hall, then Petham, Mounts Wood, Hassell Street, then West to the Wye Downs, Wye.


    13 miles

    Back by train to Canterbury West:

    13:11, 13:41, 14:11, 14:41, 15:11, 15:41

    Cost (with Silver Striders railcard) £3:85

    Last week’s new route Sandwich via Preston walk:

Thursday 28 June, 2018 – Canterbury to Sandwich (The Nick Version)

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

Packed lunch to be eaten en route

This week’s walk led by Nick
Canterbury to Fordwich
Stour Valley Way towards Stodmarsh
Then turn off down to Wickhambreaux
Footpath past the lakes to Preston
Join the Stour Valley walk through Westmarsh, Paramour Street to Richborough and into Sandwich
A shorter variant would be to finish the walk at Ash and take the bus home from there.

Estimated mileage 16 miles

Return by bus 43 from Sandwich takes 40 mins
14:01; 14:21; 14:41; 15:01; 15:21; 15:30 (43A takes 53 mins); 16:06

Last week’s Canterbury Western Circle Walk near Bigbury

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 Canterbury Western Circle

8:30 Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church, Nunnery Fields

Road and footpath to Rough Common

Church Wood but, this time, through to Bishopsden and Bossenden woods, eventually to Dunkirk

Walk over the A2 bridge at Dunkirk and along the edge of Poundfall Wood down to Forester’s Lodge Farm and then take the footpath into South Bishops Den wood. Various footpaths through to Podhurst Farm, cut down to Bigbury, back over the A2 bridge and into Harbledown then Canterbury.

Lunch is a possibility somewhere in Canterbury: to be decided during walk.

About 14 miles

Last week’s Wingham Circle walk

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 The Wingham Circle

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

Proceed in direction of Patrixbourne, then footpaths to Adisham Church, Love Lane, Church Wood, Gibson’s Farm Shop (Breakfast or Lunch).

If anyone wishes for a shorter walk, halfway is Wingham, where there are regular buses back to Canterbury.

Wingham Church, footpaths to Wicambreaux then Wickham Court Lane and footpath to Swanton Lane, Firdown Wood, Palmstead Wood, Bekesbourne Road, Haystack Wood, Spring Lane, Canterbury.

Around 16 miles

Striding into the valley before Lymbridge Green on last week’s Wye/Hastingleigh/Elham walk.

Thursday – 7 June, 2018 Wye to Elham via Hastingleigh

Meet Canterbury West station for train to Wye @ 9:05 cost £3.85 with railcard, arrives 9:20

Wye/Hastingleigh/Lymbridge Green/Rhodes Minnis/Elham

Leisurely pace should get us there in 4 hours.

There is a bus at 13:35 or enjoy the luxuries on offer at the Cosy Tea Rooms then……

17 Bus back to Canterbury 14:50 (one after is 16:20)

Accurate mileage 10 miles

Last week in the woods near Wichling heading for Newnham: