Thursday, 27 October, 2016 – Canterbury to Lenham (meet at 8:00 am this week)

Meet outside at the crossroads ODR/Nunnery Fields/Oaten Hill opposite St. Mary Bredin Church @ 8:00am

Canterbury/Toddler’s Cover/Stour Valley Walk to Chartham Hatch, then North Downs Way out of Chartham Hatch onto Old Wives Lees, then North West, up the brown road for a short way, take New Forest Lane to Shottenden (mainly yellow road with some footpath). Yellow road from Shottenden to Woods Court and then footpath to Badlesmere and lunch stop – The Red Lion (approx. 12 miles).

Cross main road outside The Red Lion; footpath by Leaveland and join another path, later, direction of Bell’s Forstal, then yellow roads and footpaths West by South West, crossing down to Stalisfield, then South of Otterden, eventually rejoining the North Downs Way heading West towards Lenham – destination Lenham Train Station (approx 10 miles).

Total approx. 22 miles

Train from Lenham to Canterbury. Cost with Senior Railcard £8.05.

16:13 (43 mins)

16:36 (51 mins)

17:13 (43 mins)

17:36 (48 mins)

18:27 (44 mins)

There is also the 10X bus service between Lenham and Ashford (27 mins), which could be useful:

16:04; 16:34; 18:03; 19:18.

LAST WEEK’S WICKHAMBREAUX CIRCLE WALK VIA THE ROSE PUB (HIGH APPROVAL RATING FROM THE STRIDERS)
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