Canterbury to Wye – Thursday, 4 May, 2023 @ 8:30

Packed lunch or snack recommended but the cafe in Wye or one of the Pubs is another possibility.

Meet at the top of Nunnery Road, at the junction with Nunnery Fields @ 8:30.

Hollow Lane, New House Lane, Kenfield Road – footpath to Garlinge Green then:
Denge Wood, Erringe Wood. We cross Sole Street, heading for Church Wood (possible elevenses break by Crundale Church). We then follow the footpaths, later descending the downs, to Wye. About 11 miles.

Trains back to Canterbury West:

12:56; 13:56; 14:56

Travel time 15 minutes. Cost £4.55 with travel card.

Last week’s Canterbury Northern Circle walk:

Wednesday Walk 3 May, 2023

The Wednesday Walkers and those who would like to join a midweek stroll will meet at 8:30am at the  main entrance to the Westgate Gardens.

The direction of the walk will no doubt be decided on the day as will the venue for the post stroll coffee.

A bright sunny morning is forecast with a moderate breeze, perfect walking weather.

The pic from last week was taken in the woodland area at the university.

SSS284 – Tuesday 2 May, 2023 – The Get Thee to a Nunnery Walk

Meet corner of Nunnery Fields/Nunnery Road @ 8am

Nunnery Road/Zealand Road/Lime Kiln Road/Fields to Hollow Lane/Footpath to New House Lane/Connecting footpath to Iffin Lane/Footpath to Bridge Road/Footpath to Lower Hardes Church then along the lane for the path through Whitehill Wood back via Bridge Road and Nackington, via Rugby Club, to the Hospital. (6 miles)

Last week’s The Don’s Walk:

Thursday, 27 April, 2023 – Canterbury Northern Circle

Lunch stop – packed lunch and something to drink advised

Meet outside The Launderette (opposite St. Mary Bredin Church) at 8:30 am

Walk to Toddler’s Cove then up to Orchard Street, along St. Dunstan’s Terrace, crossing London Road, later taking the footpath beside the Cemetery and parallel to Whitstable Road – towards Rough Common but take the turning by Kent College and then cross the Whitstable Road.
We then take the footpath to Walnut Tree Farm and then into Clowes Wood and through to Radfall, moving along to bypass Chestfield Golf Club and crossing Thornton Wood Road at Sheepfold as we move into West Blean Nature Reserve, making for The Radfall path, thence Hackington and Alcoft Grange. With Canterbury Cathedral as our notional ending place we weave our way through Hales Place, St. Stephen’s and then pavement footpath to the Cathedral.

Approx. 12 miles.

Last week’s Dover White Cliffs and Deal Walk:

Wednesday Walk 26 April, 2023

Please make your way to the main entrance to the Wesgate Gardens by 8:30am to join this week’s walk.

The bluebells are beginning to show so our walk will take us in the direction of Barton Down
and Wood where they can be seen at their best.
Rain is possible so please check your inbox at 7:00am if what is happening outside may cause
the walk to be called off.
The pic from last week shows the lads standing by the river side spring bedding.

SSS283 – Tuesday 25 April, 2023 – The Don’s Walk

Meet @ 8 am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road

St Martins Church, Stour Valley Way to Fordwich (forking right – off bike route) scary bit after Fordwich for 200 yds then turn right up hill to Stodmarsh Road via CCCU playing field. Across Stodmarsh Rd, footpath straight on then veer right into field and down to Lampen Stream. Turn right along bottom of field following stream for 400 yards, then turn left across stream and up the hill to old waste dump, right onto Swanton Lane, then straight across and down past Firdown Wood. Before the bare field at near Palmstead wood turn right and proceed towards the Hoath Farm (the last bit is along Bekesborne Road, thus exercise care), then right and left and thus to Hoath Farm, home via Little Barton House. 6 miles.

Last week’s Around The Woods Walk:

Thursday 20 April 2023 – Dover white cliffs to Deal and Sandwich

Meet at 8.30am, Canterbury bus station to catch the 8.35am No 15 bus to Dover.

The walk is 15 miles to Sandwich, with the option of a shorter walk (10 miles) to Deal with a direct bus back to Canterbury. Bring a packed lunch or use one of the pubs or cafes in Deal.

Leave bus at Pencester Place, Dover, walk to Eastern Docks. Footpath behind the docks up the cliff to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre. Along the cliffs to South Foreland Lighthouse to St Margarets Bay. Steps to cliff top on the England Coast Path to Kingsdown, Walmer and Deal.

Lunch in Deal (10 miles) with the option of a bus back to Canterbury. The walk proceeds along the coast and through the Cinque Ports Golf course to Dixon Corner, Old Downs Farm and Sandwich, where to take a bus back to Canterbury.

Last week’s walk to Selsted:

Wednesday Walk 19 April, 2023

As usual we’ll meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens for 8:30am

A decision on what route we take will be made on the day. The walk should not take

longer than two hours.

Although there is not a forecast for bright sunshine it should remain dry and be a good

day for a walk.

The pic from last week shows the lads “Watching the River Flow” from the banks of

Bingley’s Island.

SSS282 – Tuesday 18 April, 2023 – Around The Woods Walk

Meet @ 8:00 am outside the hospital – junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road

Walk to Rugby Club then, via Nackington to Bridge Road and into Whitehill Wood: turn left at the cross paths heading towards Bridge.  We continue straight ahead at the next cross paths then, at the path T junction, we turn right along the bridal path, keeping to the side of the woods until we come onto Pett Bottom Road at Little Eaton Farm.  Walking towards the Duck we turn right (Tapleys Hill) and, later, right again (School Lane), proceeding uphill we turn into the woods again at the footpath sign but, as we approach the path, leading to Pett Bottom Road, we turn left towards the centre of the wood and continue straight on; later crossing Bridge Road and back through Nackington, the Rugby Club, turning left at the Langton Path towards Stuppington Lane.  The walk concludes at the junction with South Canterbury Road.

Last week’s Nick’s Walk:

Thursday 13 April 2023 – Selstead via Covert Wood

Meet 8.30am, K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Road entrance.

The walk is 12 miles, with regular buses back from Selstead. We should be back in Canterbury around 1.30pm so bring a packed lunch or snack.

Through the hospital to the rugby field, cross Nackington Road, walk to Whitehill woods. Path down to Little Eaton Farm, cross Pett Bottom road and take the footpath that runs along the valley behind the Duck Inn to Westwood Farm. Road and paths through Covert wood to Bladbean Farm, Wingmore, and onto the EVW, Tappington Hall, Rakehole Farm and Selstead.

The bus 16 runs every 20 minutes back to Cantebury.

Last week’s walk between Denton and Dover: