Thursday 20 January, 2022 Canterbury – Faversham via Herne Hill

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

Road and footpath to Rough Common

Church Wood through to Courtney Road and through the woods till we get to the

Herne Hill footpath, crossing Thanet Way between Kemdale Wood and Fostall.

Footpaths to Sandbanks Road, Nagden Cottages then SSW into Faversham.

Take bus back or lunch – to be decided
About 12/13 miles

Buses back:

X3/4 12:31; 13:01; 13:31; 14:01; 14:31

Trains back to the East station: 12:58; 13:58; 14:58 (£3.95 with railcard)

Last week’s Old Wives Leas Loop walk:

Thursday 6 January, 2022 – Canterbury to Sandwich

Meet outside 25 St Augustine’s Road 8:30

NDW to Patrixbourne/Shepherd’s Close Road/FPs to Adisham/Bossington/Neavy Downs/Gibson’s is a possibility but the breakfasts appear to have ceased and the menu is much reduced (discuss en route).  In any event a packed lunch and something to drink is suggested.  Goodnestone Road/Twitham Hill/Crixhall Court/Buckland Lane/Summerfield Farm/Black Pond Farm/Beacon Hill/Marshborough – Vine Farm/Great Poulder’s Farm/Sandwich.

Distance 14 miles

We last did this walk on 23 January, 2020

Buses from Sandwich to Canterbury:

Bus 43 (40 mins)

12:41 13:01 13:21 13:41 14:01 14:21 14:41 15:01 15:21

Last week’s Denge Woods via the river walk:

 

Thursday 23 December, 2021 The Pet Circle

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

We make our way to New House Lane by the usual route, eventually crossing Chartham Downs Road to Kenfield Road into Petham CP and Capel Wood. We work our way towards Stone Street, crossing Waltham Road and Duckpit Road, then across to Hogg Lane, Bow Hill (using more yellow roads today to avoid the mud), Catt’s Wood Road and, at Well Wood, taking the footpath towards the yellow road, which is Tapleys Hill, arriving at Pett Bottom. The usual route back from here, via Whitehill Wood, Nackington, the Rugby Club, the Langton and back to Stuppington Lane. Approx: 13 miles.

Last week’s very enjoyable circular walk: Bridge, Bishopsbourne, Pett Bottom Loop

Canterbury to Wye – Thursday, 9 December, 2021 @ 8:30

Packed lunch or snack recommended but the cafe in Wye 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:

13:03; 14:03; 15:03

Travel time 14 minutes. Cost £4.15 with travel card.

Last week’s Blean and Thornden Wood Circle:

Whitstable via Fordwich, Broad Oak and Chestfield – Thursday, 25 November, 2021

Meet by St.Martin’s Church at 8:30am

Proceed along Stour Valley Way footpath in the direction of Fordwich, then:
Sturry
over the rail line
Broad Oak
Thornden Wood
Chestfield
Whitstable

About 11 miles

Coffee somewhere in Whitstable or bus back to Canterbury:

Triangle services: 11:44; 12:04; 12:24; 12:44; 13:04; 13:24 (32 mins)

Bus 5 @ 12:06; 13:06 (45 mins)

Bus 4 @ 12:25; 13:25 (43 mins)

Last week’s Chillenden Diamond walk:

Thursday, 18 November, 2021 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 walk to Elham via Bossingham and Stelling Minnis:

Canterbury to Elham (via Bossingham and Stelling Minnis) – Thursday, 11 November, 2021

Meet outside the hospital: junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road @ 8:30 am

Footpath to Rugby Club then Nakington, follow on through Whitehill Wood but this time we take the yellow road down to The Duck. We then take the footpath to Broxhall Wood, Broxhall Road then path down by Hardres Court Farm, along the road to the footpath, which leads to Bossingham. We follow a bit of yellow road but then take the footpath through Atchester Wood, then yellow roads along to Stelling Minnis where we take the footpath through Elhampark Wood to Upper Park Gate Farm then straight down and into (road/footpath) Elham.

Packed lunch or The Cosy Tea Rooms or both

Approximately 12 miles.

Number 17 Bus back to Canterbury:

12:42; 13:42

Thursday, 21 October, 2021 The Badlands of Badlesmere

**Packed Lunch**

Meet at the corner of Nunnery Fields with Old Dover Road – opposite St Mary Bredin Church at 8:30

London Road roundabout/footpath to Bigberry/Chartham Hatch/Primrose Hill/Denstead Wood/Rhode Common/Perry Wood/Stocking Wood/Badlesmere.

Buses back to Canterbury (change at Faversham)
bus 666 – 12:59; 13:59; 15:26; 16:26 (11 mins to Faversham) then we can take the 3X from Faversham to Canterbury – frequent service.

We could stop in Faversham for coffee/tea.

Distance: 14 miles

Last week’s Slow Ways walk to Minster:

Canterbury to Elham SSFR1 – Thursday, 7 October, 2021

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

Bring a drink/snack (the Cafe at Elham is no longer on our preferred venues list)

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 Villages Walk: