Thursday 8 December 2022 – Selsted via Pett Bottom

Meet at 8.30 K&C hospital, South Canterbury Road entrance

The walk is about 12 miles, with regular buses back from Selsted. We’ll probably be back in Canterbury 1-2pm, so bring a picnic lunch if required.

Past the rugby ground, cross Nackington road, past Nackington, through Whitehill Woods, Little Eaton Farm. Footpath behind Pett Bottom to Westwood Farm, Covert Wood, Bladbean Farm, Wingmore, North Elham, Rakeshole Farm, Selsted.

Last week’s walk to Herne Bay:

Thursday 24 November 2022 – Selling, train back

Meet 8.30am, junction of South Canterbury and Nunnery Road

The walk is about 14 miles, with a train back from Selling. Trains leave at 13.31, 14.31. The fare is £4.30 without a rail card. Packed lunch advised. There is a cafe near the station but we might not arrive in time to use it.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln Road, the orchards and footpath up to New House Lane. Footpath to the Downs Road, which we cross and walk to Garlinge Green. Then into Denge Woods, Upper Thruxted Farm, Eggarton Lane, Godmersham, Dane Street. Over the Challock road to Shottenden, Perry Wood and Selling.

Thursday 10 November – Denge Wood circle

Meeting at 8.30am, St Mary Bredin

The walk is about 14 miles circular so we should be home by around 1.30/2pm. 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.

Last week’s very wet Garrington circle walk:

Thursday 27 October 2022 – North Downs Way loop

Meet at 8.30am, St Mary Bredin Church

The walk is about 12.5 miles circular, so we should be back in Canterbury around 1pm. Bring a packed lunch or snack if required.

Toddler Cove, Westgate Gardens, Victorian recreation ground, NDW through Bigbury woods, Chartham Hatch to Old Wives Lees. Down through Bowerland Farm to cross the Chilham Road into Pickelden Lane. Shalmsford Street, Chartham, river path back to Canterbury.

Last week’s Garrington minor circle walk:

Thursday 13 October 2022 – Petham, Bossingham circle

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

The walk is about 16 miles, so we won’t be back until after 2pm. Please bring a packed lunch or snack.

Zealand Road, Lime Kiln, New House Lane, St Augustine’s, Garlinge Green. Capel Wood, Hault Farm, Ansdore, Dunlies wood. Cross Stone Street and then along the edge of Upper Hardres word to Bossingham. Then Pett Bottom valley back to White Hill wood and back home through Nackington.

Last week’s walk to Ash:

Thursday 6 October 2022 – Ash via Goodnestone and Staple

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

The walk is around 13 miles. Bring a packed lunch, although there is also a cafe and pub at Ash if preferred. Regular buses back to Canterbury.

Through the hospital, up to the rugby ground, Nackington, Whitehill woods, Middle Pett Farm, Bridge. Bifrons Park, Adisham, Goodnestone, Claypits, Staple, Ash.

The approach to Elham on last week’s walk:

Thursday 22 September 2022 – 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 walk to Badlesmere:

Thursday 1 September 2022 – Herne Bay via Stodmarsh

Meet 8.30 at St Martins Church

About 15 miles with bus back from Herne Bay. Packed lunch or 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 episode of Acorn Antiques:

Thursday 18 August – The Villages walk (clockwise)

Meet 8.30am St Martin’s Church

The walk is about 15 miles, with short cuts available from Littlebourne (by bus) or Patrixbourne (NDW back to Canterbury). There are ample churches for a lunch stop.

Pick up Stour Valley walk through Fordwich to Stodmarsh. Then to Wickhambreaux, Ickham, pass close to Littlebourne through Lower Garrington Farm, Bekesbourne, Patrixbourne, Bridge, Whitehill woods, Nackington, home past the rugby ground.

Last week’s walk to Faversham:

Bridge, Pett Bottom loop – Thursday, 4 August, 2002

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

The walk is about 13 miles returning around 1pm, so bring a snack or lunch if required.

Through Nackington into Whitehill woods, over the Pett Bottom road and cross Elham Valley line down to the Bridge, Elham Valley walk to Bishopsbourne. At Charlton Park branch right and cross the Kingston road into Knowle wood. Walk down Covet Lane, cross to Marley Lane, Reed’s Mill, and join Pett Bottom valley route. Back through Lower Hardres and into Nackington to return via the rugby club.

Last week’s walk to Lyminge: