Meet at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am. A route for the walk this week will be decided on the day but it will be no longer than two hours.
Meet at St. Mary Bredin Church at 8:00am
Toddler’s cove via Lansdown Road
Cross Toddler’s Cove, walk under the ring road bridge and then over the railway bridge, across to St. Dunstan’s Terrace, over London Road ending up on the footpath towards Rough Common. When we are near the Blean water tower we turn left and walk down towards the Harbledown Bridge – crossing into Harbledown and walking through the grounds of St Nicholas’s Hospital. We then take the footpath under the A2 bridge and work our way down to the Chartham Cycle path, by the Thannington footbridge over the Stour, turn left and back to Toddler’s Cover then under the ring road, towards the East Station and Lansdown Road where the walk concludes. 6 miles
Last week’s The Steve’s Walk:
Happy Birthday Huw
Huw 28 July, 2018 in Sandwich
Many happy returns from your friends in the Silver Striders – have a wonderful birthday
Meet outside the Hospital (Junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road) @ 8:30
Tea/Coffee/Beer in Elham or early bus back
Back of Canterbury Rugby Club/Nackington/Pett Bottom/Gorsley Wood/Westwood/Quilters Wood/Clambercrown/Palmstead/Peafield/Park Gate/Elham
17 Bus back to Canterbury 11:50, 12:50
Approximately 10 miles
Last week’s Ash via Goodnestone Walk:
The meeting place and time is as usual, 8:30am at the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens.
The weather forecast for the walk is for no rain before 11am and after then a possibility of light showers.
Postponed from last week the walk will take us along the river bank towards Chartham and then will loop
back to the city centre.
The pic from last week was taken at the start of a walk that took us to the university and on to the fields above Hales Place. Wonderful views of the Cathedral and city below.
Meet @ 8:00 am outside the Hospital (junction of Ethelbert and South Canterbury Roads)
The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, over the A2 bridge and proceed to Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Lower Hardes. Work back from Lower Hardes to New House Lane and then back to South Canterbury Road via A2 bridge crossing in Stuppington Lane.
Subject to modification by Steve on the day.
Last week’s The Valley Lark Walk:
Meet @ 8:00 am outside the hospital – junction of South Canterbury Road with Ethelbert Road
The Langton Path to the end of the school playing fields, rugby club, over the A2 bridge and down to Merton Farm. Footpath through Merton Farm, later Iffin Lane and connecting to footpath to New House Lane and then down into Larkey Valley Wood. Through the wood, coming out on Cockering Road, which we walk along until we get to the footpath for New House Lane, then along Hollow Lane turning into the orchard, later over the bridge along Stuppington Lane to the junction with South Canterbury Road, where the walk finishes.
Last week’s Woolton Farm Walk:
Packed lunch/elevenses (a thermos of warm tea or coffee makes for a nice break during the walk).
We last did this very pleasant walk on 25 August, 2022 – it’s time to enjoy it again!
Meet Canterbury West station for train to Wye @ 9:02 cost £4.55 with railcard, arrives 9:16
Wye/Hastingleigh/Lymbridge Green/Rhodes Minnis/Elham
A leisurely pace should get us there in under 4 hours. Buses at 12:50 or 13:50 – journey time 33 mins
Last week’s North West Passage to Whitstable Walk:
The midweek walk will start from the main entrance to the Westgate Gardens at 8:30am.
The weather forecast for Wednesday is an improvement on the two previous weeks.This week the walk will climb up to the university and on to Giles Lane. We’ll continue to Alcroft Grange and take the lower path on Barton Down to Vauxhall Road. Crossing the Sturry Road We’ll return to the city centre via the Community Parkand cycle track. The coffee venue will be decided by consensus near the walks end.
The pic from the walk last week was taken by Les. Coffee was enjoyed at the Cafe Umbrella. The centre is close to where we meet each week.