Thursday, 24 June, 2021 The Wingham Circle (In Reverse)

**Packed Lunch**

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

Proceed in direction of Spring Lane then footpath to Beskesbourne Road, Palmstead Wood, Firdown Wood then crossing A257 into Swanton Lane – take footpath to Littlebourne,then to Ickham – maybe elvenses at Ickham.

Ickham to Wingham and then footpath to Snakes Hill and down to Bossingham then Adisham and back to Canterbury via Patrixbourne and Hode Lane.

Around 15 miles

Last week’s Garland Green/Bossingham Loop Walk:

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 Canterbury Eastern Circle (in reverse)

Meet outside St. Augustine’s Abbey @ 8:30am

Packed lunch/elevenses

Head for St. Radigund’s then St. Stephen’s Green and Hackington. Take footpath past Little Hall Wood, later Mayton Lane and onto Belce Wood then Farthings Wood – cross A291 towards Woodlands Farm and follow footpath to Sturry. We make our way through the housing estate, coming out on the A28, which we cross and walk into Westbere heading for the railway crossing towards the lakes. We take the footpath through the lakes towards Fordwich, from where we take the SVW back to Canterbury – the walk finishes by St. Martin’s Church.

Approx 13 miles.

Last week’s Villages walk:

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 – The Marley Oval (in reverse)

Elevenses stop – drink/snack recommended

Meet outside K & C (junction of Ethelbert Road with South Canterbury Road) @ 8:30am

Footpath to the Rugby Club then onward to Nackington, Whitehill Wood and Pett Bottom then through Gorsley Wood towards Westward Farm. We take the footpath to Marley Lane and follow this down to Kingston, then footpath to Bishopsbourne, onwards to Bridge, Patrixbourne and back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 13 miles.

From last week’s Canterbury Northern Circle Walk:

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 – 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 Fright Wood Circle Walk

Thursday, 13 May, 2021 The Fright Wood Circle

**Elevenses break - you may wish to bring coffee/tea/snack**

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/cut through the wood (no path) to the Bower Wood/Nickle Wood path then the path through Fright Wood, working down to the path which crosses Ashford Road and proceeds through a gate in the wall, which leads to the bridge over the Weir. Then onto Chartham, through the Church and taking the path near the Artichoke pub, which eventually leads to Strangers Lane, then New House Lane, footpath above Hollow Lane, through Wincheap Farm, Zealand Road where the walk concludes.

Last weeks Wye via Waltham walk:

The Hole in the Wall Gang maybe?

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 – The Forickwinbram Circle

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

Snack break at Ickham (time for a cuppa)

SVW to Fordwich, then Littlebourne, Ickham, Wingham. Out of Wingham we take the footpath to Snake’s Hill and then down to Bossington Farm from where we follow footpaths to Bramling Downs. We take Bramling Road and eventually cut across to Shepherds’ Close Road, then Patrixbourne, then back to Canterbury via the Barton Estate. 14 miles or so.

Men of destiny enjoy the fine weather on last week’s walk (photo taken between Denge Wood and Petham):

Thursday, 15 April, 2021, Canterbury Western Circle (Anti Clockwise)

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

Road and footpath to Rough Common (‘Our Friends from the North’ may wish to join somewhere on this path behind Whitstable Road)

Church Wood but, this time, through to Bishopsden and Bossenden woods, eventually to Dunkirk

Walk over the A2 bridge at Dunkirk and along the edge of Poundfall Wood down to Forester’s Lodge Farm and then take the footpath into South Bishops Den wood. Various footpaths through to Podhurst Farm, cut down to Bigbury, back over the A2 bridge and into Harbledown then Canterbury.

Packed lunch en route.

About 14 miles

Last week’s ‘Further sightings of the Nailbourne’ walk:

Thursday 17 December, 2020 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: Bigbury, Church and Thornden Woods.