Wednesday Walk 7 December, 2022

Meet at the main entrance of the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.

The pic from last week is of lads exploring the grass area beside the city walls.
At present the river path between ASDA and the Vauxhall Road is flooded. Not recommended
If any Strider is considering using it to get to the Sea Cadet building for their Covid jab.
We now have ten Striders who are booked in for our Christmas event.
John P, Don, Abdi, Ben, Bert, Steve, Keith, Rupert, Sean and Barry.
Gather at midday on 14th at the Foundry.
If anyone else wishes to join us please let me(Barry) know as soon as possible.
See you midweek…..

SSS263 – Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 – The Hospital Walk

The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, Nackington then down to the bottom of the fields, by the pylons, then right and left through the firebreak in the woods, up the hill and onto to the Renville path.  At Renville take the bridge across the motorway and then carefully walk across the NDR/A2 approach road and onto the lane which connects to the orchards, thence onto Pilgrims’ Way/St Augustine’s Road where the walk concludes.  6 miles

Last week’s Tuesday Get Thee To A Nunnery walk:

Thursday, 1 December, 2022 Canterbury to Herne Bay (Express Route)

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church at 8:30am SVW to Fordwich/Sturry/across the railway line and up to Broad Oak/Herne/Herne Bay.  About 11 miles.  Lunch – the Wallflower Cafe (, if we can find seats but maybe bring a packed lunch as a back up.  Frequent Triangle Buses back to Canterbury. Last week’s very enjoyable Selling/train back walk:


Wednesday Walk 30 November, 2022

The best way to avoid those mid week blues is to join us midweek at the main entrance of
The Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.
Three of us ventured out last week and probably recorded the shortest walk in the Striders
long history. We walked along the river path, down stream, towards the Causeway and
then onwards to Northgate’s finest coffee house, the Fringe + Ginge.
It was agreed an early coffee was a better idea than nonstop rain.
See you midweek…………..

SSS262 – Tuesday 29 November, 2022 – 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:

Wednesday Walk 23 November, 2022

We will meet as usual near the main entrance to the Wesgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.

The walk last week was called off because of heavy rain. This is the first time this has been
necessary. In future if the weather looks grim check your inbox at 7:45 to see if the walk is
to go ahead.
Obviously no pics from last week but attached is a photo of the Westbere Marshes where the
beavers have apparently set up home. There has not been any Strider sightings as yet but we
may include the marshes in future walks in the hope we’ll see one of the little creatures pop
their head out of the water.
See you midweek………

SSS261 – Tuesday 22 November, 2022 – 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, 17 November, 2022 The Chillenden Diamond

Please bring a packed lunch.

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

Follow NDW to Patrixbourne then Shepherds’ Close Road to Bridle Path, yellow road, Woodlands Wood, Cooling Downs down to Pond Lane. Footpath over to behind Nonington then a network of footpaths, finally leading into Chillenden. Leave Chillenden by footpath to Goodnestone then another footpath, which takes us to Love Lane and then back to Canterbury via Adisham.

Distance approx 18 miles

Last week’s Denge Circle Walk:

Wednesday Walk 16 November, 2022

We’ll gather again at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens for an 8:30am start.

The walk last week took us beyond Toddlers Cove over the railway and into the London Road

Estate. Beyond the church at Harbledown we bumped into Nick who was on his way to Whitstable.

Attached is a fine pic of all the lads on the walk, one of them can only be seen as a shadow.

See you midweek…………

SSS260 – Tuesday 15 November, 2022 – 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. About 6 miles.

Last week’s Nick’s Walk: