We’ll gather for an 8:30am start at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens.
The Woolton Farm Walk
Meet outside 25 St. Augustine’s Road at 8:00 am
Proceed upto Little Barton House, then across the orchards later crossing Bekesbourne Lane to the rear of Hoath Farm onto a footpath, through the young orchard, down a dip, up to tree line and bear right along edge of wood. At path T junction, next to gate into field, turn left and follow path up to Littlebourne road. Just before Littlebourne Road turn right and follow path into wood then onto rutted track then asphalt. Turn right onto asphalt farm track and follow to Woolton Farm. Through farm and follow track uphill to re-join Bekesbourne Lane. Turn right onto BL and after a third of a mile, past the old people’s home, left onto track to railway bridge. Just before bridge turn right onto footpath down into wood, through wood and out onto edge of field. Bear right and follow track back to Little Barton House then down Spring Lane where the walk finishes. 6 miles.
From last week’s ‘The Omicron Walk’:
Meet 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields and Road.
The route is about 12 miles returning before 1pm.
Follow the North Downs Way out of Canterbury through Bigbury Woods, No Man’s Orchard, Chartham Hatch. Before Old Wives Lees turn down towards Shalmsford St and back along the river path.
Last week’s walk past Swarling Manor and through Lower Hardres:
Meet at junction of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields at 8:30am
We make our way to New House Lane by the usual route, eventually crossing Chartham Downs Road to Kenfield Road into Petham CP and Capel Wood. We work our way towards Stone Street, crossing Waltham Road and Duckpit Road, then across to Hogg Lane, Bow Hill (using more yellow roads today to avoid the mud), Catt’s Wood Road and, at Well Wood, taking the footpath towards the yellow road, which is Tapleys Hill, arriving at Pett Bottom. The usual route back from here, via Whitehill Wood, Nackington, the Rugby Club, the Langton and back to Stuppington Lane. Approx: 13 miles.
Last week’s very enjoyable Dover/Samphire Ho/Capel le Ferne/Dover walk:
Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.
Meet outside St. Martin’s Church at 8:00 am
St. Martin’s Church/SVW/then up the hill to footpath behind the barracks/Across the golf club – avoiding balls and golfers/Scotland Hills and footpath to Moat Lane/Stodmarsh Road junction/Across Moat Rough towards Littlebourne/Turn right into Swanton Lane/Across the A257 to footpath that goes by Firdown Wood/Palmstead Wood then carefully along the Bekesbourne Road/Footpath on left and then take connecting footpath on right. We end up at Little Barton Farmhouse,then Spring Lane and down the hill. 7 miles
Last Tuesday’s Toddler’s Coves Walk:
A time change this week. The walk will start at the main entrance of the Westgate Gardens at 10am and will finish
at the Foundry Brew Pub, 77 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR at midday.
Striders attending the Christmas do should not arrive earlier than 12:00pm when the pub opens.
The walk this week will be on entirely dry land and on a day when the forecast is for sunny intervals and a moderate
breeze. Is there anything worse than attending a festive event soaking wet and covered in mud?
The pic from last week is of the lads in the Westgate Gardens waiting for the walk to start.