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Walks Programme

1   We would not expect you to join us if you have recently experienced COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with somebody who has. 

2.  Please note that, prior to the walk, in case of one of the group developing symptoms, the Ramblers require you to: “Provide the walk leader with your contact details to support NHS contact tracing.          

3.  To make things easier for leaders we would ask you to send a text message before 7pm on the day prior to the walk although this is not essential. If you book in advance, the leader will be able to notify you directly of any last minute changes.  

4.  Pubs may be operating under some form of constraint, so pub lunch-stops could be affected and those attending full day walks will need to bring a picnic and sufficient drinks for the day. 


Advise for walkers

  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • Dogs on leads are allowed unless otherwise stated
  • Please car share or travel by public transport where possible  
  • 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.
  • Check website for any last minute changes

   WALK LEADER DOCUMENTS

"Aide Memoir for Leaders C19" - "Walk register template C19" - "Risk Assessment Form" - "Incident report form" 

  If anyone encounters a problem with a public right of way then report it to KCC.  Report a Fault

   
 
     SUMMER WALKS PROGRAMME 2022            Dates other than Sunday are highlighted.


 

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION 

LEADER/CONTACT

START(POSTCODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION

 

JUNE

Sun 26th

10:00am

12 mile full day walk  from Farthing Common. Moderate walk with some hills and stiles. Nice views and some late orchids.

Nick and Mollie

07954 377247

Meet Farthing Common free CP, off Stone Street. CT18 8DH  Picnic lunch in Peene.

Sun 26th

10:00am

6 mile half day walk from Bishopsbourne through woods and orchards.

Penny

07719 894960

Meet at Frog Lane farm shop, Tadpole’s cafe CP. CT4 5HR (TR190527) Bus no 17 from Canterbury.

JULY

Sun 3rd

10am

7 mile half day walk from Shepherdswell

Paul S

07867 858031

Shepherdswell Station CP. CT15 7PE (TR258842) Trains from Canterbury East and Dover.  No dogs please. 

Sun 10th

10am

11 mile full day walk from Staple. Easy walking through fields  and Orchards, via Ash and Ware. Stop in Preston for lunch returning via Walmestone and Shatterling. 

Bev

07729 850271

Staple Village Hall, Mill Road. CT3 1LB (TR275565)

Pub and Garden Centre lunch options 

Sun 10th

10am

6 half day gentle walk, with a few stiles from Bridge to Littlebourne with a diversion to Howletts Zoo

Ruth

07740 360870

Meet and park at Bridge Recreation Ground, Patrixbourne Road CT4 5BL.

Sun 17th

10am

10 mile full day walk from Shepherdswell. A flattish walk across fields and through woods and the beautiful Fredville Park with its large trees. Some stiles.

Bob 

07504 090591

The Bell Inn, Shepherdswell. CT15 7LG (TR262478)

Train to Shepherdswell Station. 

Picnic at Nonington. 

Sun 17th

10am

6.5 half day walk from Hythe to Lympne Castle, returning along the Canal. The walk includes some steep hills affording good views.

Ruth

07740 360870

Meet on the pavement outside the Light Railway Cafe (closed) next to the Romney and Dymchurch Railway Station, Hythe. CT21 6LD.

Sun 24th

10am

11 mile full day walk from Borough Green Railway Station, via Plaxtol, Old Soar Manor and Hurst Wood. Walking part of the Greensands Way and Wealdway. Most of the walk is within the Kent AONB with good views in places, somes stiles but mostly easy flat walking. 

Andrew 

 0759839128/ 

01622 299947

Start Borough Green Railway Station, Sevenoaks TN15 8AJ (on the line between Ashford via Maidstone East and London Victoria) 

Pub stop to be arranged.  

Sun 24th

10am

6 mile half day walk from Barham via Marley and through Covert Wood. 

Hilary

07557 401389

Meet near Barham school. CT4 6NX. Parking in Valley Road. 

Sun 31st

10am

11 full day walk from Farthing Common to Hastingleigh through West Wood, Lymbridge Green and Whatsole Street. Return along the edge of Brabourne Downs and Stowting - lovely views- but to get the views you need to climb the hills!

Julia 

07875 767803

Farthing Common CP on the B2068. CT18 8DH (TR137 404) Pub stop Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh. 

Sun 31st

10am

6 mile half day walk from Bossingham. This walk will take us first to historical St. Mary’s Church and then along the Minnis, returning through undulating fields and woodland. 

Rob 

07557 303674

Bossingham Village Hall CP. CT4 6DX (TR150487)

AUGUST

Sun 7th

10am

10.5 mile full day walk from Stelling Minnis across open fields and woodland with some stiles. Picnic lunch but cream teas may be available after at the Windmill. 

Jenny K

07791 309784

Stelling Minnis Post Office. CT4 6AS (TR142469)

Please leave room for locals to park outside the local shop. 

Sun 7th

10am

6 mile half day walk from St Margaret’s at Cliff. Walking inland to Kingsdown and returning over the cliff tops. 

Penny

07719 894960

St Margaret’s at Cliff CP. CT15 6AG(TR355443)

Sun 14th

10am

11 mile full day walk from Elham to Paddlesworth. Open countryside, return via Elham Valley Way. 

Hilary 

07557 401389

Meet Elham Square - parking on local roads. CT4 6TJ 

Picnic Lunch possible drinks at the pub. 

Sun 14th

10am

6.5 half day walk from Chilham via North Downs Way and Kings Wood. Climb up into Kings Wood with excellent views looking over the Stour Valley from Godmersham Park. Easy walking in the Kent Downs AONB. Historic places passed include Chilham Castle and Godmersham House. 

Andrew 

07759 839128

Chilham Lower CP, off A252 CT4 8DD (TR066536)

Bus or train to Chilham. Cafes and pub options at the end. 

Sun  21st

10am

12 full day walk from Tenterden to Bodiam via Rolvenden and Sandhurst. Return by Steam Train www.kesr.org.uk. Fares start from £14.00. Contact Brian for more info. 

Brian C

07887 781964

Meet Tenterden Bridwell Lane free CP TN30 6EY (TQ883332) Picnic Lunch. Cafe and pub in Bodiam

Sun 21st

10am

6 mile half day walk from Worth. Walking over the golf course to the beach and returning through Sandwich.

Penny

07719 894960

St Crispin Pub, Worth. CT14 0DF (TR337562)

Sun 28th

09:30 am

15 mile challenging full day walk from Wye. Hilly  route via  Boughton Aluph, Godmersham, Crundale and Folly Town.  Lots of open countryside and great views. Please bring a picnic. 

Phillipa

07809 586014

Wye Church TN25 5BL. Free cp or park on the road.

SEPTEMBER

Sun 4th 

10am

13 mile full day walk from Alkham. A combination of woods and open countryside with stunning views. Picnic lunch at Woolage Green with a short pub stop. 

Nick and Mollie

07954 377247

Meet Alkham Village Hall, Holbrook Hill Lane. CT15 7AR. CP opposite the hall. 

Sun 11th

10am

6 mile half day walk from Perry Wood via Sheldwich. A couple of steep climbs up Rabbit Valley.

Jenny K

07791 309784

Perry Wood CP ME13 9RP (TR045556)

Sun 18th 

10am

12 mile full day walk from Littlebourne. Gently undulating walk with fine views. We start over the North Downs Way towards Asisham then descend to Kingston. Return via Bishopsbourne and Bekesbourne.  

Dave M

07470 693584

Meet littlebourne Post Office Stores on the High Street. CT3 1ST (TR208575) Bus 53 from Canterbury runs on Sunday. Picnic near Black Robin, Kingston. Food service will be busy,  but ok to buy drinks. 

Sun 18th

10am

6 mile half day walk from Bishopsbourne, few minor hills and good  views.

Ross M

07962 810138

Meet by the church CT4 5JB

Tea room and pub in Bishopsbourne at the end. 

Sun 25th 

10am

12 mile full/half day walk (6 plus 6) from Wye. Morning via the Crown and afternoon via Sockham Downs. 

Linda 

07525 167365

Wye Church TN25 5BL. Free cp or park on the road.

Cafes and pubs in Wye. Afternoon starts at 1:15pm. 

OCTOBER 

Sun 2nd

10am

11 mile full day walk from Appledore. Moderate walk through farmland and woods. Picnic and drink stop at Warehorne. Return via Saxon Shore Way and Military Canal. 

Nick and Mollie 

07054 377247

Meet Appledore Village Hall free cp. TN26 2AF 

Sun 2nd

10am

6 mile half day walk from Chartham, via Garlinge Green, Rabbit Wood and Larkey Valley wood. One steep climb up Chartham Downs and a few stiles. 

Julia

07875 767803

Parking Brice Avenue, Chartham CT4 7QJ (TR105544)

Sun 9th

10am

10 mile full day walk from Oare walking along the Swale and back through the fields. No hills. 

Ross M

07962 810138

Meet near the Castle Pub ME13 0PY. Pub stop The Ship at Conyers or bring a picnic. 

Sun 9th

10am

6 mile half day walk from Victory Wood. New route taking in Ellenden Wood. 

Marita

07534 117323

Victory Wood CP. CT5 3AH. Dargate Road Yorkletts. (off the A299 Thanet Way near the Shell Garage between Highstreet and Dargate Road)

Sun 16th

10am

12 mile full day walk from Sandwich over mostly flat ground. Lunch stop at Eastry. 

Martin B

07925 571573

Park at the back of the Guildhall CP (free Sunday’s) CT13 9AP (TR328580)

Canterbury Festival Walks - Highlighted in Yellow. Leaders may require support. Please contact them if you can help. 

Mon 17th

10am

Bossingham Ways. 5.5m.  This walk includes mediaeval monuments, churches and and woodland, 

Rob V

07557 303674

Bossingham Village Hall CP CT4 6DX (TR150487)

Tue 18th

10am

River Bridges of Canterbury - 5m.  How many bridges are there over the Stour? Can you cross them without walking any bridge more than once? 

Alan 

07798 645141

Dane John Gardens by the bandstand. CT1 2QS

Sun 16th

10am

5.5 mile half day walk from Canterbury via Bigbury Hillfort, Homestall Wood and Rough Common with lots of Iron Age History and splendid views of the Cathedral and City from Neil’s Place. 

David R

07341 273715

Meet at Mill Lane exit of London Road/Rheims Way roundabout. CT2 8NE. On street parking is available in Harbledown, Queens Road or London Road estate. 

Sun 23rd  

10am

11 mile full day walk from Chulham via Kings Wood and Molash. Picnic stop Perry Wood with option to get drinks at the Rose and Crown. 

Linda 

07525 167365

Chilham Lower CP, off A252 CT4 8DD (TR066536)

Bus or train to Chilham. Cafes and pub options at the end. 

Sun 23rd 

10am

6 mile half day walk from Canterbury -  Walk the last mile or two of the routes from Winchester and Southwark, part of the Augustine Camino and the start of the Via Francigena to Rome.  

Cliff 

07743 202262

Canterbury’s Pilgrimage Routes from the Christ Church Cathedral Gate.  CT1 2EE (TR151579)

Tue 25th

10am

Kingston Brooch Walk. 6.5m. A circular walk from Bridge to discover the ancient grave site where the fabulous Kingston Brooch was found. 

Alan 

07798 645141

Bridge Recreation Ground, Patrixbourne Road Bridge. CT4 5AP (TR18554)

Wed 26th

10am

6 mile half day walk from Canterbury -  Walk the last mile or two of the routes from Winchester and Southwark, part of the Augustine Camino and the start of the Via Francigena to Rome. 

Cliff

07734 202262

The Christ Church Cathedral Gate.  CT1 2EE (TR151579)

Fri 28th

10am

The Wonders of Blean Woods. 6m Explore the natural wonders of one of the largest areas of Englan’s ancient woodland and the site of the last armed uprising in the country. 

Cliff

07734 202262

RSPB CP, Rough Common. CT3 9DD (TR126592)

Sun 30th

10am

5.5 mile half day walk from Lower Hardres. Walk through Whitehall Woods and across orchards towards Bishopsbourne. Followed by AGM at 1:30pm 

 Hilary 

07557 401389

Lower Hardres Village Hall CP CT4 5NP