Canterbury to Faversham (Barry’s Way) – Thursday, 4 October 2018

*Packed Lunch*
Meet at the corner of Nunnery Fields with Old Dover Road – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30am – meet up with walk leader (Barry) at London Road roundabout at 8:45am.

Follow the North Downs Way, leave the way at Bigbury.
Poldhurst Farm, Denstead Farm, South Bishop’s Den, Forester’s Lodge Farm,
Dunkirk Church, Clay Pits Wood, Crockham Wood, Herne Hill, Thanet Way,
Wey Street Farm.

Short route into Faversham Goodnestone and Swale Heritage trail to return by bus
from Love Lane.

Long route Sandbanks Rd and Farm and at Nagden a circular walk around Nagden
Marshes joining the Saxon Shore Way into Faversham.
Bus stop in Abbey Street.

* The Nagden Marshes are under threat of a giant solar farm development, It’s a
wonderful desolate atmospheric area that sadly may soon be lost.
(15 miles but will depend on variation decided during walk)

At the start of last week’s walk to Elham:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 27 September, 2018

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 12:00

17 Bus back to Canterbury 12:35; 13:35 (short chat or long chat)

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s North Downs Wye Walk, where the Striders take time for a brief moment of inner contemplation:

Thursday, 20 September,2018 North Downs Wye

This walk follows the North Down’s Way route to Wye from Canterbury.

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at the corner of Nunnery Fields with Old Dover Road – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30 – Walk Leader is Nick

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Old Wives Lees/down Long Hill and into Chilham/Mountain Street/King’s Wood/Boughton Lees/Wye. 15 miles.

There is a bus (1X) at 14:44 from Kennington, The Old Mill to Canterbury, which takes 44 mins otherwise train from Wye to Canterbury – £3.85 with card:
13:41, 14:11, 14:41, 15:11

Last week’s Marley Oval walk:

Thursday, 13 September, 2018 The Marley Oval

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road @ 8:30am

EVW Hode Farm, then footpath to Bridge A2 intersection, then under the A2 and into Bridge – to the Church then EVW through Bishopsbourne to Kingston – at Kingston we take the yellow roads to Marley via Marley Lane and later we take the footpath off to Westwood. From Westwood we take SSFR1 back to Canterbury; via Pett Bottom and Nackington.

13.5 miles

Last week’s walk to Sandwich:

Thursday 6 September, 2018 – Canterbury to Sandwich

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

NDW to Patrixbourne/Shepherd’s Close Road/FPs to Adisham/Bossington/Neavy Downs/Gibson’s Farmshop (lunch [BREAKFAST] stop).

Afternoon take Goodnestone Road/Twitham Hill/Crixhall Court/Buckland Lane/Summerfield Farm/Black Pond Farm/Beacon Hill/Marshborough – Vine Farm/Great Poulder’s Farm/Sandwich

Distance 14 miles

There is always the possibility of refreshment in the Red Cow, Sandwich at the end of the walk

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (40 mins)

13:21 13:41 14:01 14:21 14:41 15:01 15:30 15:30 16:06

Last week’s Canterbury South Circular Walk: