Thursday – 5 August, 2021 – The Adisham Circle

Meet outside the Hospital by the Medical Centre at 8:30am

Packed lunch/elevenses

Proceed to the Rugby Club then Nackington, Whitehall Wood, Middle Pett Farm, Hint Cottage, Bourne Park Road. We follow the Elham Valley Way through Bishopsbourne, Charlton Park and Kingston where we take the footpath to cross the A2. We walk to Walk Wood, Woodlands Wood, Pitt Wood, Oxenden Wood then into Adisham but taking the yellow road via Woodlands Farm connecting to the footpath for Twelve Acre Shaw, crossing fields and roads till we get to Shepherds’ Close Road. From Patrixbourne we follow the NDW up Hode Lane to Barton and then Canterbury where the walk ends.

13 miles.

Last week’s Faversham walk:

Thursday – 29 July, 2021 – FAVERSHAM (approached from the South)

8:30 Meet corner of Old Dover Road/Nunnery Fields/Oaten Hill

Packed lunch or snack recommended

London Road Roundabout
Proceed along Mill Lane and North Downs Way
Bridge across A2
Podhurst Farm
Denstead Wood/Court Wood/Winterbourne Wood
South Street/Brenley/Westwood Court
Faversham – Either return on arrival or enjoy coffee/tea somewhere
12 miles

Plenty of buses or:
Trains (£3.95 with Railcard)
12:55, 13:55, 14:55 (13 MINS)

Last week’s walk to Wye:

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 15 July, 2021 The Victory Wood Circle (A Sean & Barry walk)

Please bring a packed lunch (to be eaten at a convenient stopping place en route)

Meet outside St Mary Bredin Church at 8.30am

Proceed through town to Toddler’s Cove, then towards the Cemetery – footpath to Church Wood. Through the Wood to Courtenay Road, then Victory Wood, later crossing Pean Hill taking footpaths leading to the Crab and Winkle route; through the University, working our way back to Canterbury. Approx. 14 miles.

Last week’s Pet Circle Walk:

Thursday 8 July, 2021 – The Pet Circle

Meet at junction of Nunnery Road with Nunnery Fields at 8:30am

Elevenses stop for tea/coffee and a bun if you wish to bring this with you.

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 walk to Selsted:

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, 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 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, 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, 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: