Thursday, 4 July, 2019 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch – the weather looks good at the moment.

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

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s Canterbury to Swalecliffe Walk:

Thursday, 27 June, 2019 – Canterbury to Swalecliffe

**Packed lunch**

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

Proceed to Stour Valley Way footpath past St Martin’s Church
over the rail line
Broad Oak
Through West Blean Wood to Sheepfold
Chestfield Golf Club
Chestfiled and Swalecliffe Station then roads to Tankerton Beach for lunch, then walk to Whitstable for bus back to Canterbury in the early afternoon.
About 12 miles

Last week’s Woodland Circular Walk

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 – Woodland Circular Walk


Meet by Abbotts Barton Walk – next to Ben’s house @ 8:30am

Then ODR/Landsdown Road/Toddler’s Cove/Whitehall Road/St. Dunstan’s Terrace/The Cemetery/footpatho up to Rough Common.

Later out of the woods, crossing A290 at Blean, taking the footpath to Amery Court and then into Clowes Wood. At Gypsy Corner cross into Thornden Wood, then West Blean Wood, New Road then cut down by the side of Belce Wood and onto Broad Oak Road/Sturry/Fordwich and back along SVW to Canterbury.

Approximately 14 miles

Last week’s Wingham Circle Walk

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 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 (we should be there for the breakfast menu).

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

Last week’s walk between Hollingbourne and Wye:

Thursday – 6 June, 2019 – Hollingbourne to Wye

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at Canterbury West Station to catch the 09:05 train to Hollingbourne (49m direct), arriving at 9:54. The ticket is £10:75 return with railcard but worth it for this very pleasant walk.

This walk is a redux of the second last day of the Winchester/Canterbury walk enjoyed by the original fellowship group (Keith/Huw/Don/John) on 28 April, 2006 (Thurnham to Boughton Aluph).

A walk of less than a mile from Hollingbourne Station brings us to the North Downs Way; we continue along this track to Wye Station for the return train journey to Canterbury. In the region of 17 miles with a lunch stop between Charing and Eastwell.

Return trains from Wye to Canterbury:
14:41; 15:11; 15:41; 16:11; 16:41; 17:11

Last week’s ‘Huw’s Way’ walk to Elham: