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Walks Programme

  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • Dogs on leads are allowed unless otherwise stated
  • Please car share or travel by public transport where possible (the latter is indicated in the programme) – CP = Car Park where available!
  • It is advisable to carry a drink and a snack even when a pub-stop is planned
  • ALL WALKERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY
  • All walks are circular and start at 10am unless otherwise stated

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SPRING WALKS PROGRAMME 2019    Please note different days are now colour coded

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION

LEADER CONTACT

START (POST CODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION

APRIL

            It may seem that we’ve only just started this programme, but I shall be circulating leaders with requests for the next one. Always looking out for new leaders, if you have a nice summer/autumn walk you’d like to share with other members, please contact me on 07734 202262 or 01227 751989

 Sun 28th

10am

 

14 mile full day linear walk from Wye to Canterbury. A seasonal walk in the footsteps of Chaucer’s Pilgrims. Please bring your favourite sections from The Tales with which entertain us! (not compulsory but don’t be shy!)

07798 654141

Wye Railway Station TN25 5EB (TR048469) Train from CBW at 09.43. Lunch in Chilham. Please text a brief note of your choice of reading to Alan in advance.

Sun 28th

10am

 

6.5m scenic half day walk along the Wye Downs via Crundale church: includes a few hills and stiles.

07740 360870

Wye Downs CP along Cold Harbour lane. Nearest post code TN25 5HE (TR079453)

MAY

Sun 5th

10am

13m full day walk from Alkham across fields and hills through lovely open country with fine views. Quite strenuous with 1100ft of ascent and descent.

 

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07470 693584

Alkham CP opposite the village hall CT15 7AR (TR256422). Lunch in Elham with pubs and tea rooms.

Sun 5th

10am

6m half day walk from Preston along by the Little Stour River and back. A flat walk across fields and countryside with the river running close by.

 

07740 360870

Preston village hall CP next to the primary school in Mill Lane CT3 1HB (TR252609)

Bank Holiday

Mon 6th

From 10am

Five churches walk from Chilham, Challock, Molash, Boughton Aluph or Godmersham Churches. Start wherever you like and walk the whole way (17 miles) or as far as you like between any of them.

Contact the website.

Organised by the churches: refreshments may be bought en route at each one. £5 entry fee – not a led walk but contact www.thefivechurcheswalk.co.uk for more information.

Fri 10th

10.30am

Half day ‘Umbrella Centre’ walk.

07557 401389

See April 12th for information on the ‘Umbrella Series’.

Sun 12th

10am

 

12m full day walk from Wye to Bodsham via Crundale Church and returning via Hastingleigh. Lots of open country with some hills, but lovely views across Wye Downs.

07525 167365

 

Wye Church, parking away from the church or in the free CP TN25 5BL (TR053468) Lunch stop at the Timber Batts Pub, but bring a picnic lunch as they don’t always serve food.

Sun 12th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Selling through the Sheldwich valley with woods and across open fields with lovely views.

07768 174185

01795 532913

Selling School CP ME13 9RQ (TR038565)

Tues 14th May

10am

5m social walk from Rhodes Minnis through woodland and across farmland: walk at a pace which suits you!

07770 762558

 

The Lord Whiskey tea rooms CP, Park House, Rhodes Minnis CT4 6XY (TR148438) Please patronise the tea rooms as we use their car park.

Sun 19th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Nr Eastry. Relaxed easy walking via Woodnesborough, Staple and Barnsole.

07887 781964

Statenborough (Eastry Picnic site parking), Sandwich Road CT13 0DH (TR316556) Lunch at the Black Pig, Barnsole.

Sun 19th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Eastling through fields, woodlands and valleys south of Faversham.

07729 256721

Eastling village Hall CP ME13 0BA (TQ965563) £1 donation for parking.

Sun 26th 

10am

 

12m full day linear walk from West Malling to Borough Green. The route follows sections of the Wealdway and Greensand Way with outstanding views and picturesque countryside.

01622 299947

West Malling Railway Station CP (£1.50 for the day) ME19 6HJ (TQ687575) Lunch at the Swan Inn, West Peckham (food available). Return by train from Borough Green.

Sun 26th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Lyminge via Farthing Common with some steep hills but lovely views across the coast.

07791 309784

Lyminge Library CP CT18 8HS (TR164410) No dogs, please.

Bank Holiday

Mon 27th

10am

10m full day walk from Sittingbourne to Bredgar Village via Rodmersham and Tunstall with views across the Swale on a clear day.

01795 427495

King George’s Park gate post,  Woodstock Road, Sittingbourne ME10 4HL (TQ902623). Lunch at the Sun Inn Bredgar

JUNE

Sun 2nd

10am

 

10.5m full day walk from Grove Ferry. Easy flat walking through pretty orchards and fields taking in Pluck’s Gutter, East Stourmouth and Preston, returning along the banks of the Little Stour and Stodmarsh nature reserve.

 

07729 850271

Grove Ferry pay and display CP (charges apply on Sundays) CT3 4BP (TR236631) Lunch stop in Preston (Moon and Seven Stars Pub or the Preston Garden Centre Café)

Sun 2nd

10am

 

NOTE: Change of start point


The walk will be fairly undulating, 6.5 miles towards Alkham.



07753 421266

NOTE: Change of start point

Folkestone Garden Centre, Swingfield CT15 7HX (TR215432) on A260. Please park to the right immediately inside the gate and patronise  the cafe afterwards as we are using their CP.


Sun 9th

10am

 

13m full day walk from Elham to Hastingleigh and back: the “Buzzard Walk”. Whenever we have done this walk, we have seen several buzzards. Lots of short inclines, but well worth the challenge for the excellent views!

07793 808328

By The King’s Arms pub, Elham village square CT4 6TH (TR177439). Park in the main road if the square is full or bus No,17 from Canterbury. Lunch at the Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh.

Sun 9th

10am

 

7m half day walk from Chilham via historic Chilham Castle, Godmersham Park and Chilham Watermill in an AONB with excellent views along the Stour Valley and North Downs Way. Mostly easy walking with one climb into King’s Wood.

01622 299947

Chilham CP off the A252 CT4 8DD (TR066536) Chilham Station 20mins walk.

Tuesday 11th

10am

 

4.5m (approx.) half day leisurely social walk from Bishopsbourne exploring the lovely Elham Valley Way through Bridge with its handsome historic grand houses.

07770 762558

Gally’s Farm Shop CP, Bishopsbourne CT4 5HR (TR190527) Please patronise The Tadpole tea rooms as we use their car park – perhaps join us for lunch afterwards?

Fri 14th

10.30am

Half day ‘Umbrella Centre’ walk.

07557 401389.

See April 12th for information on the ‘Umbrella Series’.

Sun 16th

10am

 

12m full day walk from Bridge to Wingham through green fields and typical Kentish orchards. Mostly flat with a few stiles following part of the Canterbury Rings outer network and the Elham Valley Way.

01303 894237

Bridge recreation ground, Patrixbourne Road, Bridge CT4 5BL (TR184542). Lunch stop The Anchor Pub Wingham (pub food available booking on 01227 720392).

Sun 16th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Bishopsbourne with a few gentle hills.

07962 810138

Bishopsbourne church lychgate CT4 5HX (TR187526). Please park considerately in the village. Mermaid pub at the end …

Sat 22nd

8.30am

 

21m full day challenging linear walk from Canterbury to Hythe mostly following the Elham Valley Way. Bus 16 Back from Hythe.

07557 401389

St Anselm’s School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EN (TR163564). Park in Park and Ride or in the road. Train/bus to Canterbury – walk or bus up Old Dover Road. Bring a picnic lunch and plenty of fluids.

Sun 23rd

10am

 

10m full day walk from Ham Street taking in part of the Saxon Shore Way and the Royal Military Canal.

07733 066354

Ham Street railway station car park TN26 2DU (TR001337) Lunch stop in Appledore with pub and tea shop available.

Sun 23rd

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from Sheldwich through Lees Court towards Perry Wood. Lots of open country and a couple of small hills.

07525 167365

 

Sheldwich Green near the Village Hall ME13 0LG (TR015560). Possibly post walk socialising in the Red Lion at Sheldwich, a short drive away.

Sun 30th

10am and 1.30pm

(see ‘other info’)

 

6.5m + 5.5m full day Fig 8 from St Margarets at Cliffe, Eastwards towards Kingsdown in the morning and to the West in the afternoon. Quite hilly along the White Cliffs but with views of the Channel all day.

07734 202262

St Margaret’s at Cliffe free CP CT15 6AA (TR359448) Lunch at St Margaret’s Bay, The Coastguard or The Pines café. We will be leaving the latter at about 1.30pm for the afternoon walk.