Thursday, 5 October, 2023 – Canterbury to Temple Ewell (by an innovative route)

This week’s walk will be led by Peter.

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

The route initially follows the NDW but branches off at Patrixbourne towards Adisham, later Woolage Green then Coldred, onward via Captains Wood, under the A2 to Temple Ewell for the Number 15 bus back to Canterbury.  There are possibilities to leave the walk earlier and return by train or bus.  12 miles and fun.

No: 15 bus from Temple Ewell to Canterbury (23 mins):

12:31; 12:51; 13:11; 13:31; 13:51; 14:11

Last week’s The Dane John Circle Walk:

SSS306 – Tuesday 3 October, 2023 – The Get Thee to a Nunnery Walk

Meet corner of Nunnery Fields/Nunnery Road @ 8am

This week’s walk will be led by Bert.

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 Around The Woods Walk:

Thursday, 28 September, 2023 The Dane John Circle

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

Packed lunch/refreshment for this 14 mile walk along the far south side of Canterbury, as the walk follows a path, which is never far from the centre of Canterbury it is possible to leave the walk at any point and return to Canterbury.

St. Augustine’s Road, NDW, Renville, cross Bridge Road into Whitehill Wood, Pett Bottom, Tapley’s Hill, cross the Roman Road to Petham, Garlinge Green, Perry Hill Shaw, Larkey Valley Wood, straight across Cockering Road towards the A28, footpath toward Howfield Farm and Tonford Manor, SVW to Toddlers Cove the Dane John where the walk finishes.

Last week’s The Royal Victoria Pavilion Walk:

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Wednesday Walk – 27 September, 2023

Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am and join Steve who will be leader of the pack this week.

No decision on where to walk as it will be decided on the day. The walk will be no longer than two hours followed by coffee at as yet
an undecided venue.
The pic from last week was taken near the fishing lakes not too far from Chartham.

SSS305 – Tuesday 26 September, 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, 21 September, 2023 – The Royal Victoria Pavilion Walk

Meet 8:30 am at Canterbury Bus Station (Bay C2) for Bus 8 towards Westwood Cross, which the Striders will disembark at Birchington (bus departs Canterbury 8:40am) – cost £2.

Walk leader Barry will then guide the Silver Striders, along a 380m ascent, to the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate where the walk concludes. About 12 miles.

Earlier departure points, along the coast: Margate, Broadstairs

Return journey (from Ramsgate) 12:47 (Bus 45 then Bus 43) 74 mins; 13:30 (Bus 48 then 8A) 74 mins; 14:17 (Bus 45 then 43) 74 mins; 14:27 (LOOP then 8A) 109 mins; 15:00 (Bus 48 then Bus 8) 94 mins.

Last week’s Wye via the river and NDW Walk:

Wednesday Walk – 20 September, 2023

We’ll be meeting at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am. The walk will take us on a circular route

around Barton Down finishing at the refurbished Fringe and Ginge for coffee.

The pic from last week’s walk finds the lads on the university campus. Apparently there wasn’t anything they wanted to attend on Week 1 of FRESHERS 2023.

SSS304 – Tuesday 19 September, 2023 – Nick’s Walk

Meet by St Mary Bredin Church at 8:00am

Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road

SVW to near Tonford Manor; at the bridge to Thanington turn right (not left) onto the footpath, walk past Tonford Manor, under the A2 then:

Turn left on footpath into Lower Harbledown, through St Nicholas’s Hospital into Harbledown and left at the Church then over the road bridge and through the meadow to the top – towards Blean water tower and right on the footpath to St Dunstan’s back over the railway bridge and then home via Toddler’s Cove and under the ring road bridge by the river or through Westgate Gardens and Greyfriars.  6 miles.

Thursday 14 September 2023 – Wye via the river and NDW

Meet 8.30am St Mary Bredin Church.

The walk is about 13 miles, with a train back from Wye. Bring a packed lunch or snack.

Short cut possibility by taking train or bus back from Chilham.

Through Toddlers cove, along the river route to Chartham, Shalmsford Street. Via Stile farm to Chilham. Mountain street and North Downs Way through Kings Wood. Wye via Perry Court Farm shop.

Last week’s walk to Grove Ferry: