Canterbury to Elham (via Bossingham and Stelling Minnis) – Thursday, 1 August, 2019

Meet outside the hospital: junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road @ 8:30 am

Footpath to Rugby Club then Nakington, follow on through Whitehill Wood but this time we take the yellow road down to The Duck. We then take the footpath to Broxhall Wood, Broxhall Road then path down by Hardres Court Farm, along the road to the footpath, which leads to Bossingham. We follow a bit of yellow road but then take the footpath through Atchester Wood, then yellow roads along to Stelling Minnis where we take the footpath through Elhampark Wood to Upper Park Gate Farm then straight down and into (road/footpath) Elham.

Packed lunch or The Cosy Tea Rooms or both

Approximately 12 miles.

Number 17 Bus back to Canterbury:


earlier would be 12:42, later would be 14:50

Last week’s Dojo Circle Walk, which, to some extent, succeeded in keeping us in the shade:

Thursday, 25 July, 2019 The Dojo Circle (heat reduction walk)

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road at 8:00am – note earlier start time to avoid midday heat
Out on SVW/NDW route to Hode Lane, then upto A2 junction, cross the road and head for NDW direction Highham Court, cross over A2 bridge and onto footpath over Bourne Park to Frog Lane, thence Crows Camp Road and eventually footpath back tracing the west side of Gorsley Wood. Pett Bottom/Whitehill Wood/Nackington/Rugby Club/Hospital where the walk finishes. Estimated at 10 miles. It will be hot so please bring plenty of water.

Last week’s walk to Herne Bay:

Thursday, 11 July, 2019 Canterbury to Selsted

Meet 8.30am K&C Hospital, junction of South Canterbury and Ethelbert Road.

To rugby ground, Nackington Road, Nackington, Whitehall Wood, Pett Bottom road, footpath to Westwood Farm, Covet Wood Farm, Colehill Wood, Dane Farm, Bladbean, Wingmore, North Elham (escape route for those who want the Cosy Tea Room and bus back), Rakehole Farm, Selsted.

Likely finish 12.30/1pm so bring some food or wait until we get home.

Approx. 12 miles. Led by Nick.

Bus 16 back, three an hour, 1255, 1315, 1335 etc

Last week’s Chillenden Diamond Walk: