Thursday, 1 June, 2023 The Fright Wood Circle

Meet outside the Canterbury Launderette, Nunnery Fields – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Primrose Hill/Denstead Wood/cut through the wood (no path) to the Bower Wood/Nickle Wood path then the path through Fright Wood, working down to the path which crosses Ashford Road and proceeds through a gate in the wall, which leads to the bridge over the Weir. Then onto Chartham, through the Church and taking the path near the Artichoke pub, which eventually leads to Strangers Lane, then New House Lane, turning right at the end into Hollow Lane then sharp left, at the left hand junction with Merton Lane, onto the footpath through the orchard leading to Stuppington Lane.  The walk finishes at the junction with South Canterbury Road.

Bring lunch/elevenses/snack.  About 11 miles.

Last week’s Kingston, Goodnestone, Wingham Walk:

Wednesday Walk 31 May, 2023

Next Wednesday marks the 185 anniversary of the Battle in Bossenden Wood.

A circular walk starting from the church at Herne Hill where most of the victims of the battle are buried is an option.
The start of the walk is just a ten minute drive. For this week only could you please let me know if you intend to
join the walk so I can try and organise car travel arrangements. Please let me know as soon as possible on
I’ll send further details of the walk on Monday once I know the level of interest.
Sean and I have been campaigning for a permanent memorial in the church and cathedral for sometime, unfortunately not achieved so far.

Thursday 25 May 2023 – Kingston, Goodnestone, Wingham

Meet at 8.30am, K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Rd entrance

The walk is about 13 miles with half hourly buses back from Wingham. We will stop for a packed lunch at Goodnestone Church. There is also a pub in the village and a cafe at Goodnestone House if preferred.

Through the hospital, past the rugby ground and over Nackington Road. Then through the orchard around Nackingon and across the Bridge road into Whitehill woods. Over the Pett Bottom road to Middle Pett Farm and then the footpath into the Bourne Park valley. Follow the Elham Valley Way through Bishopsbourne to Kingston, then up Black Robin Lane to take the footbridge over the A2 and through Ileden wood to Adisham. Through Adisham and under the railway to Love Lane, then over the Aylesham road to Goodnestone, where we will stop for lunch. Short walk after lunch to Wingham for the bus back.

Lunch in Boughton Aluph churchyard on last week’s epic walk to Charing:

Wednesday Walk 24 May, 2023

The midweek walkers will meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am.

The weather forecast for Wednesday morning is for bright sun with light winds, another perfect
day for a walk.
As usual where we walk and take coffee will be decided on the day.
Last weeks pic taken at Neal’s Place shows how cool it is to stroll and hang out midweek.

SSS287 – Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 – The Golf Walk

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.  6 miles

Last Tuesday’s Toddler’s Coves Walk:

The Epic Charing Walk – Thursday, 18 May, 2023 @ 8:00

Packed lunch/snack and plenty to drink recommended

Meet at the top of Nunnery Road, at the junction with Nunnery Fields @ 8:00 – note earlier than usual time for a Thursday walk.

Footpaths to Chartham. Footpaths, some yellow road, to Chilham. NDW to Boughton Aluph then onto Eastwell Park, keep following NDW towards Charing but we cut down to the other side of the A20 at Burnt House Farm and then along to Charing Station for the train back to Canterbury.

At Charing Station we catch the 15:54 train back to Canterbury (journey time shown as 39 mins, including change at Ashford). On the Southeastern website the advance single is shown as £3.60. The timing allows for several refuelling stops en route to Charing. About 18 miles.

Last week’s Bossingham Petham Circle Walk:

Wednesday Walk 17 May, 2023

As usual The Wednesday Walkers will meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens

at 8:30am.
The weather forecast suggests there may be light rain.
If you think a Wednesday Walk may be in doubt because of inclement weather please check your in-box
at 7:00am for advice.
Following his recent retirement we welcome Les joining the midweek Striders for a walk and coffee morning.
The pic from our last walk was taken on Barton Down near Broad Oak, a great place at this time of the
year for enjoying the bluebells.Photo by Steve.

SSS286– Tuesday, 16 May, 2023 – Toddler’s Coves Walk

Meet outside St. Mary Bredin Church at 8:00am

Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road

SVW to near Tonford Manor; over the Stour, over the A28; Strangers Lane; footpath to New House Lane; footpath by side of Hollow Lane then connecting footpaths behind Wincheap to Zealand Road and then to the top of Nunnery Road where the walk finishes. About 6 miles.

Last week’s Hospital Walk:


Bossingham Petham circle – Thursday 11 May 2023

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

The walk is about 13 miles, returning to Canterbury around 1pm. Bring a snack or lunch.

Past the rugby field, to Nackington, Whitehill woods. Footpath behind the Duck Inn, Westwood Farm, Lynsore Bottom, Bossingham. Over Stone Street, Dane Chantry, Petham. Snack/lunch break at Petham Church. Kenfield Hall, cross Chartham Downs road, New House Farm, Stuppington Lane.

Last week’s walk to Wye: