Thursday 16 May – Whitstable north west passage

Meet at 8.30am Launderette opposite St Mary Breeding

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

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. Cross Thant Way at Yorkletts bridge. 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 walk to Wye:

Thursday 2 May 2024 – Sibertswold via Barfreston

Meet 8.30am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road

The walk is about 11 miles, so bring a packed lunch or snack. We will take the train back to Canterbury East from Shepherdswell. A shorter version is possible by taking the train back from Adisham.

Take the NDW to Patrixbourne, left at Woodlands to Adisham, skirting Aylesham to Nonington. Walk through Fredville Park to Barfreston and Sibertswold. Trains from Shepherdswell station at 12.28, 13.28, 14.28 to Canterbury East (18 minutes).

Last week’s walk to Elham

Thursday 18 April 2024 – Temple Ewell via Broome Park

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. We will have an elevenses break at Broome Park, which has a cafe. If you want a shorter walk (about 10 miles) there are regular buses from Broome Park.

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.

Last week’s walk to Badlesmere

Thursday 28 March, 2024 – Sandwich via Goodnestone

Meet 8.30am outside 25 St Augustine’s Road

NDW to Patrixbourne, Shepherd’s Close Road, Adisham, Goodnestone, Staple, Marshborough, over A256, Great Poulders Farm into Sandwich.

The walk is about 14 miles, so a packed lunch is advised, although alternatively there are cafes and pubs in Sandwich. Regular no 43 buses back to Canterbury.

Last week’s Waitrose circle walk:

Thursday 14 February 2024 – The Bottoms and Bossingham

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

The route is about 14 miles, returning around 1.30pm so bring a packed lunch if required.

Past the rugby field, Nackington Road, Nackington, Whitehill Woods, Little Eaton Farm. Path along Pett Bottom valley to Westwood Farm, then take path through Lynsore Bottom, to Bossingham. Then footpath to Bossingham Church, Stone Street, Dane Chantry, Petham. Through Kenfield Hall parkland to the Chartham Downs road. Path through Rabbit Wood to New House Farm, back to Canterbury.

Last week’s Victory Wood walk:

Thursday 29 February 2024 – Selstead via Covert Wood

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

The walk is 12 miles, with regular buses back from Selstead. We should be back in Canterbury around 1.30pm so bring a packed lunch or snack.

Through the hospital to the rugby field, cross Nackington Road, walk to Whitehill woods. Path down to Little Eaton Farm, cross Pett Bottom road and take the footpath that runs along the valley behind the Duck Inn to Westwood Farm. Road and paths through Covert wood to Bladbean Farm, Wingmore, and onto the EVW, Tappington Hall, Rakehole Farm and Selstead.

The bus 16 runs every 20 minutes back to Cantebury.

Last walk’s Fordwich circle walk:

Thursday 15 February 2024 – Wye via Waltham

Meet 8.30am, Junction of Nunnery Fields and Nunnery Road

The walk is about 13 miles, with a train back from Wye. Trains at 12.56 and 13.56. Bring a packed lunch, although there is also the alternative of lunch at one of the cafes/pubs.

The route takes our normal path out alongside New House Lane, over the Chartham Downs road past Kenfield Hall. Then into Capel Wood to Anvil Green, Waltham, Doves wood, Hassell Street, Coombe Manor to the top of the Downs over Wye.

Last week’s walk from Lyminge to Folkestone:

Thursday 1 February 2024 – Denge Wood via the river

Meeting 8.30am, Launderette opposite St Mary Bredin

The walk is about 14 miles circular so we should be home by around 2pm. So packed lunch or snack advised.

Toddlers Cove, river walk to Chartham. Stour Valley Walk to Mystole Road, into Denge Wood. Cross Penny Pot Lane by Upper Thruxted Farm and through the woods to Garlinge Green, St Augustines, New House Lane and home.

A shorter option is possible by getting a bus from Shalmsford Street.

Last week’s walk to Faversham:

Thursday 18 January 2024 – Ash via Littlebourne

Meet at 8.30am, 25 St Augustines Road

This walk will continue the exploration of the newly flowing Nailbourne, along the NDW to Patrixbourne and through Littlebourne water meadows. Then Ickham and along the Little Stour to Preston, Elmstone and Ash. There are regular buses back from Ash.

Bring a packed lunch or snack.

Last week’s walk to Dover:

Thursday 4 January 2024 – Nailbourne from the source

Meet 8.20am at Canterbury Bus Station for the 8.25am no 17 to Lyminge. The bus can also be picked up on bus stops along the Old Dover Road.

The Nailbourne is flowing again, so this route will follow its course as closely as possible from the source in Lyminge back home to Canterbury. Much of the walk will follow the Elham Valley Way and we will go through Elham, Wingmore, Barham, Kingston, Bishopsbourne and Bridge. The walk can be shortened by catching a bus back from any of these villages.

It is about 14 miles so bring a packed lunch.

Last week’s Pet Circle walk: