Thursday, 30 June, 2022 – Canterbury Western Circle + Airstrip (clockwise)

8:30am Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church, Nunnery Fields

Harbledown/Bigbury/Podhurst Farm then various paths across to South Bishops Den/Forester’s Lodge Farm/Poundfall Wood – bridge over A2

Dunkirk/Bossenden Woods, when we’re above Bossenden Farm we shall work our way across, towards Crooked Oak and then down to the Airstrip (recently visited by Barry and Peter) and from there back towards Church Wood, then on to Rough Common and back to Canterbury along the footpath behind Kent College and towards the cemetery.

A packed lunch/elevenses recommended – to be consumed en route.  As it is hotter these days a litre of water, at least, is recommended.

About 14 miles

Last week’s The Bottoms and Bossingham Walk:

Thursday 16 June, 2022 The Wickhambreaux Circle

Meet outside St. Martin’s Church @ 8:30am

PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH

Canterbury to Fordwich to Stodmarsh to Grove Ferry (through the Nature Reserve) then on to the Wickhambreaux Valley and slowly down to Wichambreaux. Lunch somewhere near Wickhambreaux, thence a short trek to Littlebourne and through the woods towards Swanton Lane but cutting down, crossing the A257, towards Court Wood, Jacob’s Close, Firdown Wood, The Hoath Farm and then taking the footpath towards Little Barton, Spring Lane and back into Canterbury. For a shorter walk one could drop off at Littlebourne and catch the bus back to Canterbury.

About 16 miles

Thursday, 26 May, 2022 The Fright Wood Circle (in reverse)

Packed lunch or snack suggested

Meet at the junction of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields at 8:30am

Zealand Road, Wincheap Farm, Hollow Lane, New House Lane, Strangers Lane then take the footpath on the left to Chartham. When we get to Chartham we take the footpath through the Church and join the road, later crossing the railway line, walking towards the Weir. We cross the bridge over the Weir and then the A28 Ashford Road, walking towards Fright Wood underneath the railway bridge. In Fright Wood we take the permissive paths to Hunstead Wood and then Primrose Hill. A Chartham Hatch we take the NDR back to Canterbury.

11 miles

Last week’s North West Passage to Whitstable walk:

Thursday – 12 May, 2022 Canterbury to Wye (via Waltham and Hassle Street)

Meet corner of Stuppington Lane and South Canterbury Road 8:30 am

Proceed to New House Lane toward Kenfield Hall, then Petham, Mounts Wood, Hassell Street, then West to the Wye Downs, Wye.

PACKED LUNCH

13 miles

Back by train to Canterbury West:

13:11, 14:11, 15:11

Cost (with Silver Striders railcard) £4:25 without £6.50 (maybe cheaper if we were to a get group discount)

Last week’s new route devised by Nick – Canterbury to Denton:

Thursday – 28 April, 2022 Harrietsham to Faversham

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at Canterbury West Station to catch 8:05 train (direct to Harrietsham)

Train from Canterbury West to Harrietsham 8:05 (arrive Harrietsham 8:44) – cost £6:30 if booked in advance on the South Eastern website (collect ticket from Canterbury West Station or any specified station – you choose when you order the ticket).

Footpaths and yellow roads, starting of on the North Downs Way, through Wichling, Seed, Newnham/Eastling, Ospringe, Faversham.

Approx: 12 miles

We should arrive in Faversham early afternoon, i.e. before 14:00 where we can take the fast bus to Canterbury (X3 or X4 – 24 mins) leaving at :01 and :31 past the hour.

We last did this walk on 31 May, 2018 – there is a photo of us on the website, all looking a little younger

Last week, en route to Selling:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 14 April, 2022

Meet outside the Hospital (Junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road) @ 8:30

Bring a drink/snack or/and enjoy a coffee at the Cosy Tea Rooms

Back of Canterbury Rugby Club/Nackington/Pett Bottom/Gorsley Wood/Westwood/Quilters Wood/Clambercrown/Palmstead/Peafield/Park Gate/Elham

17 Bus back to Canterbury 12:42; 13:42

Approximately 10 miles

Last week’s Temple Ewell via Broome Park Walk:

Thursday, 31 March, 2022 The Miners’ Way 2 of 2

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk

Meet at Canterbury Bus Station to catch No 43 (Sandwich) Bus at 8:36 Bay D3 – Cost £3:90

On arrival at Ash we take the path to Wingham then, Goodnestone; Aylesham; Nonnington; Barfrestone and then Sibertswold where we catch the train back to Canterbury East:
Trains from Sibertswold to Canterbury East:
14:28; 15:28; 15:58; 16:28; 17:28 Cost £4:05 with Railcard (or if we travel as 4 or more together).

Last week’s The Miners’ Way 1 walk:

Thursday, 24 March, 2022 The Miners’ Way 1 of 2

Meet Canterbury East Station to catch 08:40 train to arrive at Sibertswold (aka Shepherdswell) at 8:58 (£6.20).

Please bring a packed lunch for this walk.

Route: Elvington, Tilmanstone, Betteshanger, Eastry, Hammil, finishing at Ash where we catch the bus back to Canterbury:
Bus 43 (28 mins journey time) 13:53; 14:13; 14:33; 14:53; 15:13;15:33; 15:58
About 14 miles

Last week’s The Villages Walk

Thursday, 10 March, 2022 – Canterbury Northern Circle

Lunch stop – packed lunch and something to drink advised

Meet outside St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport at 8:30 am

Walk over to North Holmes Road, St. Radigunds, West Station Roundabout, through the tunnel and onto St Stephen’s Green then across to Hales Place and onto the footpath through Hackington towards Alcroft Grange then South to North through West Blean Nature Reserve then working across Sheepfold, the Golf Course, later crossing Radfall Road at Chestfield. We then head South through Clowes Wood towards Amery Court, later we cross into Church Wood and make our way to Rough Common, then the footpath back to St Dunstan’s and into the City.
Approx. 15 miles.

Last week’s epic Herne Bay via Stodmarsh walk: