Advice for those with walking disabilities click here         For a list of self guided walks click here

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

WALK LEADERS - "Attendance form" and "Incident report form" for use on a walk

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

It is easy to do, click here   Report a Fault

WINTER WALKS PROGRAMME 2019 - 2020    Please note different days are now colour coded

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION

LEADER/CONTACT

START (POST CODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION

            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 springtime walk you’d like to share with other members, please contact me on 07734 202262 or 01227 751989

JANUARY

Weds 15th

10am

 

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

07770 762558

Tadpoles café, Frog Lane, Bishopsbourne CT4 5HR (TR189528). Please patronise the tea rooms as we use their car park – perhaps join us for lunch afterwards?

Sun 19th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Aylesham to Bekesbourne and Adisham through woodlands, orchards and open fields and suburbia!

07887 781964

Aylesham Railway Station CT3 3AS (TR242525). Lunch at Chalkpit Farm, Mamma Feelgood’s Café.

Sun 19th

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from Selling to Perry Wood and Sheldwich and back, through orchards, arable farmland and parkland with some fine views, a couple of 11c churches and glimpses of Lees Court.

07798 645141

 

Selling school car park ME13 9RQ (TR038564). No dogs please.

Sun 26th

10am

 

11.5m full day walk from West Wood through woods and across fields with some stiles to Stelling Minnis and back.

07954 377247

West Wood car park between 6 Mile Garage and Lord Whiskey Café CT4 6XY (nearest) TR143439. Lunch stop at the Rose and Crown pub, Stelling Minnis.

Sun 26th

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from Faversham to Painters Forstal via the Lorendon Park Nature reserve and back. There are a few stiles and one steep hill.

07876 067840

Faversham Guild Hall, Market Place ME13 7AE (TR016613). Town CP for 3 hours or bus no.3 from Canterbury. No dogs, please.

FEBRUARY

Sun 2nd

9.30am

 

11.5m full day from Canterbury. An attractive walk through orchards, vineyards, woodlands and parkland estates via Nackington, Lower Hardres and Chartham Downs.

Please note the earier start time!

07729 850271

 

Kent MS Therapy Centre, Merton Road (North), Canterbury (next to the Rugby Club) CT4 7DZ (TR152553). Parking by permission of the Centre – please make a donation via the leader on the day. Lunch at the Artichoke, Chartham.

Sun 2nd

10am

 

5m half day walk from Chestfield: easy walking across fields, through woodland, past Thornton Woods. Could be muddy if wet.

07534 117323

Chestfield open space/football field in Chestfield Road CT5 3LS (TR135655)

Sun 9th

10am

11m full day walk from Stelling Minnis to Hastingleigh and back over rolling countryside with hills through woods and fields.

07470 693584

Stelling Minnis Post Office CT4 6AS (TR142469) Please leave room for locals to park next to the PO. Lunch stop at the Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh (food available).

Sun 9th

10am

 

5.5m half day walk from Chilham through farmland and woodland, with a couple of hills.

07791 309784

Taylors Hill car park, Chilham just off the A252 CT4 8DD (TR066536)

Sun 16th

10am

 

11m full day walk from Canterbury, University of Kent passing through the campus to Rough Common and Blean Nature Reserve to Bigbury via the NDW and returning via the Stour Valley Walk and Canterbury Rings.

01622 299947

07759 839128

Giles Lane Car park, University of Kent Canterbury CT2 7NB (TR140601) Triangle Bus Service from Canterbury. Lunch TBA – please bring a picnic anyway.

Sun 16th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Bishopsburne through farms, across fields and over one stile with a great café at the end!

07719 894960

Tadpoles Café, Frog Lane, Bishopsbourne CT4 5HR (TR190527). Please patronise the café as we use their car park.

Sun 23rd

10am

 

13m full day from Fordwich up into the Blean Woods and open fields around Broad Oak. Undulating but no major slopes. We will visit the site of the proposed reservoir.

07855 898234

Fordwich, Marlow Meadows, (park in the road) nearest post code CT2 0BF (TR 179599). Lunch at the Gulbenkian bar, University of Kent.

Sun 23rd

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from Barham towards Marley returning via Covert Wood and across fields.

07557 401389

Barham village green opposite the school CT4 6NX (TR206500). Bus no.17 from Canterbury.