Thursday 23 June 2022 – The Bottoms and Bossingham

Meet 8.30am, K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Rd entrance.

Walk is about 15 miles, returning around 1.30pm. Bring lunch or snack.

Past the rugby club, through Nackington, Whitehill woods, up to footpath behind Pett Bottom. Run along Pett Bottom valley to Lynsore Bottom, footpath to Bossingham, then Stelling Lodge farm to Stone Street. Cross to Dunlies wood, and join Duckpit at Ansdore. Walk down Duckpit and cross before Petham House to Capel Road, behind Kenfield Hall, cross Bridge Downs road onto footpath to New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Wickhambreaux circle:

Thursday 9 June 2022 – Church and Thornden woods

Meet 8.30am at St Mary Bredin.

The walk is about 13 miles. At about 11 miles we will be at the UKC campus, so bring a packed lunch and/or have coffee at the Gulbenkian cafe.

Landsdown Road, Toddlers Cove, river walk to Tonford Manor, Bigbury on the NDW, Upper Harbledown, Church Wood. Cross the Whitstable Road at Blean, Amery Court, We’ll Court, Thornden Wood, Alcroft Grange, Little Hall Farm, Darwin, Gulbenkian and then back into Canterbury. Some people want to go to the lunchtime concert (free) at 1pm.

Thursday 19 May 2022 – North West Passage to Whitstable

Meet at 8.30am St Mary Bredin Church

The walk is about 11m with a bus back from Whitstable. Option of a visit to Wetherspoons or packed lunch by the sea.

Landsdown Rd to Canterbury East, Toddlers Cove, river walk to Tonford Manor. Tonford Lane to NDW, through Bigbury wood and right down to Poldhurst Farm. Over the A2 bridge into Willows and Church Wood, to Denstroude Farm and Lane through Ellenden Wood and Fox’s Cross. Walk along Seasalter Lane and footpath through Seasalter to the coast, approaching Whitstable by the beach huts and the Neptune.

Triangle bus back to Canterbury.

Last week’s Canterbury to Wye via Hassle Street walk:

Thursday 5 May 2022 – Denton

Meet at 8.30, junction of Nunnery Fields and Road.

The walk is about 14 miles, with the bus back from Denton. There is the option of a shorter walk by getting the bus back from Barham (about 11 miles).

Bring a packed lunch, although there is also the option of going into the Jackdaw at Denton for lunch.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln, top of Stuppington Lane, New House Lane to Downs Road. Kenfield Hall, Swarling Manor, Harmansole Farm, Lower Hardres, Pett Bottom. Along the Pett Bottom valley, and across towards Marley and down to Barham (option of bus back for a shorter route). Derringstone Downs, Lodge Lee Down, Willow Wood to Denton.

There are regular fast buses back to Canterbury.

Lunch break on last week’s walk from Harrietsham to Faversham:

Thursday 21 April 2022 – Selling via Denge Wood

Meet 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields and Nunnery Road.

The walk is 15 miles, with a train back from Selling. Packed lunch recommended, although there is a cafe at Selling. There is the option of a short cut (about 11 miles) by going into Chilham and catching a train or bus from there.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, up to New House Lane. Path to Garlinge Green, Denge and Eddringe woods, Eggarton Manor, Godmersham, Godmersham Park, Dane Street, Shottenden, Perry Wood, Selling station.

There are trains to Canterbury East: at 1331 and 1431

Last week’s walk to Elham (and extended to Selsted)

Thursday, 7 April, 2033 – Temple Ewell via Broome Park

Meet at 8.30am, K&C, South Canterbury Rd entrance. The walk is 15 miles with regular buses from Temple Ewell.

Bring a packed lunch or snack.

Past the rugby ground to Nackington, Whitehill Woods, Middle Pett Farm, Hint Cottage. Elham Valley way to Bishopsbourne, Kingston, Heart’s Delight, Barham. Over the Broome Park golf course to the main entrance. Past Lyddon Circuit, Birches Farm, Stanton Farm to Ewell Minnis. Through the Minnis to Temple Ewell.

There are regular buses back from Temple Ewell. If you want a shorter walk (about 10 miles) there are regular buses from Broome Park or Denton.

Last week’s wintery Miners Way, part 2, walk:

Thursday 17 March 2022 – Villages walk, anti-clockwise

Meet at K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Road entrance, at 8.30am.

We will go out past the rugby ground through Nackington, Whitehill Woods, skirt Lower Hardres, Bridge, Patrixbourne, bypass Littlebourne through Lower Garrington Farm, Ickham, Wickhambreaux, Stodmarsh, Fordwich and home along the cycle route to Canterbury.

About 14.5 miles, plenty of Church stopping off points for a snack on the way if you want to bring something.

Last week’s northern circle walk:

Thursday 3 March 2022 – Herne Bay via Stodmarsh

Meet 8.30 at St Martins Church

About 15 miles with bus back from Herne Bay. Possible lunch at the Wallflower cafe. Short cut option of catching the bus back from Upstreet (about 9 miles).

Path to Fordwich, Stour Valley way to Stodmarsh road. Through Stodmarsh nature reserve to Grove Ferry. Then through Boyden gate on Saxon shore way to Hillborough and the coast. Walk along the sea front to Herne Bay, Wallflower cafe and bus.

Last week’s Adisham circle:

Thursday 17 February, 2022. Wye via the river and NDW

Meet 8.30am St Mary Bredin Church. The walk is about 14 miles, with a train back from Wye. Bring a packed lunch or use the cafe/pub in Wye.

Short cut possibility by taking train or bus back from Chilham.

Through Toddlers cove, along the river route to Chartham, Shalmsford Street. Via Stile farm to Chilham. Mountain street and North Downs Way through Kings Wood. Wye via Perry Court Farm shop.

Last week’s Victory Wood walk:

Thursday 3 February, Selsted bus back

Meet 8.30am at K&C Hospital, South Canterbury Rd entrance.

The walk is about 13/14 miles, but there is a short cut option to the bus stop at Denton which would probably make it about 11 miles. Packed lunch optional.

Rugby field, Nackington, Middle Pett farm, Bourne Park. Elham Valley way through Kingston, Redgate Shaw, Covert Wood, cross the Elham road at Whitehall farm. Tappington Hall, Rakeshall farm, Selsted.

Bus 16 back (three buses an hour).

Last week’s beach walk from Dover to Folkestone: