Thursday 30 September 2021 – Villages walk

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:

Thursday 9 September 2021 – 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.

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 Slow Ways walk to Sandwich:

Thursday 26th August 2021 – Denge Woods via the river

Meet by St Mary Bredin’s Church, 8.30am

The walk is about 14 miles and we should be back before 2pm. Bring lunch or a snack if you like.

To Toddlers Cove, along the river to Chartham, Shalmsford Street, Denge Wood, Upper Thruxted Farm. Through to Garlinge Green, St Augustine’s housing estate, Oakfield Shaw, New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Petham Circle walk:

Thursday 12 August 2021 – Stour Valley Walk to Ash

Meet at 8.30am at St Martin’s Church

Take the Stour Valley Walk to Fordwich, Stodmarsh, through the RSPB reserve to Grove Ferry. Continue on SVW to West and East Stourmouth, Westmarsh and Ash.

There is Julies farm shop and cafe at Ash, which has not been tried but might be suitable for coffe/tea or lunch.

The walk is about 13 miles, with regular buses back from Ash.

Last week’s Adisham circle walk:

Thursday 22 July, 2021 – Wye via Crundale, train back

Meet at 8.30am at the junction of Nunnery Fields/Road

The walk is about 11 miles to Wye, with a train back to Canterbury West.

Trains are hourly. We should be ok for the 13.11 but may have to get the one after that.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, up to New House Lane, path from New House Farm to Chartham Downs Road. Cross to Kenfield Hall, to Capel Farm, through Denge Woods to Sole Street and Crundale Church. Thence past Marriage Farm and down to Wye.

Last week’s Victory Wood circle walk:

Thursday 1 July – Selsted, with bus back

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

Bus back so please bring a face mask. The walk is about 14 miles, but there is a short cut option to the bus stop at Denton which would probably make it about 11 miles.

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 Wingham circle:

Thursday 17 June 2021, Garlinge Green Bossingham loop

Meet 8.30am K&C Hospital

Bring packed lunch/snack. Walk is about 15 miles so we should be back around 2pm

Past the rugby field, Nackington, White Hill wood, Pett Bottom valley. Road past Burstead Manor to Bossingham. Cross Stone St, Ansdore, Waltham Court. Capel Wood, Kenfield Hall, cross Downs road and then normal route to New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Eastern Circle walk:

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 – The Villages walk

Meet 8.30am, St Martin’s Church

The walk is about 14 miles, returning about 1.30/2pm, so bring a snack or lunch.

Stour Valley walk to Fordwich, Stodmarsh Rd to Stodmarsh. Then to Wickhambreaux, Ickham, Lower Garrington Farm, Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne (short cut back on the NDW for those who want a shorter walk). Bridge, Middle Pett Farm, Whitehill wood, Nackington, home.

Last week’s Marley Oval walk:

Thursday 6 May, 2021 – Wye via Waltham, train back

Meet K&C Hospital, 8.30am

Train back from Wye. Bring mask and packed lunch or snack.

Past the rugby field, Nackington, Whitehill Wood, Lower Hardres, Little Catts farm, Stone Street, Duckpit, Ansdore, Waltham, Cox Hill wood, Bavinge wood, Hassell Street, Coombe Manor, Wye Crown, Wye.

Trains at 13.11 and 14.11. The later one with lunch in Wye is the most likely.

Last week’s walk on the Fordwich, Wingham circle:

Thursday 22 April 2021, Denge Woods via the Stour valley

Meet St Mary Bredin Church, 8.30

About 14 miles, so bring lunch or a snack.

Landsdown Road to Canterbury East, Toddler Cove, river path to Chartham. Shalmsford Street, Stour valley way, into Denge Woods. Cross Penny Pot Lane, continuing in the woods, into Capel Wood, Kenfield Road, cross Chartham Downs Rd, Upper Horton Farm, New House Lane and home.

Last week’s Western circle walk: