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Walks Programme

Walks during Covid-19 restrictions:

  1. We do, of course, have to continue to practice ‘physical distancing’ on walks and 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. We also advise you to bring hand-sanitiser, a face covering and a glove (to avoid touching gates and stiles etc).

  4. We have decided to limit the groups to 20 and need to set up a booking system to ensure that we keep within that limit. So, we ask that you do not phone leaders, but send a text message before 7pm on the day prior to the walk. Leaders’ mobile phone numbers have been included for this purpose and you will be informed should the walk be fully booked. Of course, if you have to cancel, we would expect you to inform the leader.

  5. Almost certainly pubs will be closed or operating under some form of constraint, so pub lunch-stops will be affected and folk attending full day walks will need to bring picnics 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 C19" - "Incident report form" 

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

   
 
     SPRING/SUMMER WALKS PROGRAMME 2021


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 07597 805353

Sun 4th

10am

Easter sunday

11m full day walk from Margate (Cliftonville) to Ramsgate along the seashore and back along the cliff tops. Pass through Broadstairs and pass John Buchan’s 39 steps.

 

Cliff

07734 202262

Text to book a place

Palm Bay Avenue on the seafront opposite the primary school, CT9 3PP (TR380713). Lunch available in many places in Ramsgate (fish and chips/pubs etc).

Sun 4th 

10am

6m half day walk from Faversham to Painters Forstall via Lorenden Park Nature Reserve and back. There are a few stiles.

 

Cathy

07876 067840

Text to book a place

Faversham Guildhall ME13 7AE (TR016613). Town CP (3 hour limit) or No 3 bus from Canterbury

Sun 11th

10am

11.75m full day . The ”Buzzard Walk”. Whenever we have done this walk we have seen several Buzzards. A prize is on offer for the first to spot one on the walk. Lots of little inclines between Elham and Hastingleigh but well worth the challenge.

Paul

07793 808328

Text to book a place

The Kings Arms pub Elham square CT4 6TH (TR177439). 

17 bus from Canterbury. Park your car in the High Street if the square is full

Sun 11th

10am

6 m half day walk from Goodnestone. Through woods and fields via Barnsole. Some stiles

Penny

07719 894960

Text to book a place

Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone CT3 1PL  (TR255546)

Sun 18th 

10am

10m full day walk from Chilham around the Stour Valley some hills and stiles, 

Ross

07962 810138

Text to book a place

Chilham Lower CP off the A252. CT4 8DD (TR066537) Trains from Ashford and Canterbury 15min walk.

Sun 18th

10am

8.5 m half day walk (shorter version from 9th May) from Egerton via Pluckley and Little Chart. Some of the best countryside in the area. Glorious views over the Weald, with orchards.

1 set of steps, a few stiles.

Alan 

07798 645141

Text to book a place

Car park above Egerton Millenium Hall, TN27 9DS  (TQ907474)

Dogs if on leads. Cattle/sheep may be in some fields.

19th to 25th April

Canterbury walking Week – A week of walks in and around the canterbury area, celebrating local history and beautiful countryside. The walks range from a short 2 miles walk to a challenging 20 miles.

 

Contact details on programme

 Sun 25th

10am

11m full day from Eastry to Goodnestone and Chillenden over farmland with gentle contours and lovely views.

Brian

07887 781964

Text to book a place

Statenborough picnic site near Eastry. CT13 0DH (TR316556)

Sun 25th 

10am

6m morning walk from Oare around the marshes with their fabulous bird life and across the fields to Luddenham Church, returning vai the gunpowder works.

Cliff

07734 202262

Text to book a place

The Castle Inn, Oare: ME13 0PY (TR007628) Park wherever you can find space in the village meet by the pub.

MAY

Sun 2nd 

10am

9.5m full day from Adisham Railway Station: a circuit around the outskirts of Aylesham through the pretty villages of Nonington, Woolage Green and Womenswold.

 

Julia 

07875 767803

Text to book a place

Adisham Railway Station CT3 3JE (TR233539) lunch stop in Woolage Green: please bring a picnic.

Sun 2nd

9.30am

6m half day walk from Fordwich. We hope to see woodland flowers along the path south of Fordwich.

 

Rosemary

07445 494948

Text to book a place

Meet at Marlowe Meadows, Fordwich CT2 0BT (TR179599). Triangle bus to Sturry village. Note earlier start

 

Mon 3rd 

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.

Sun 9th

10am

12m full day walk from Pluckley. Some of Kent’s best countryside, glorious views over the Weald, with orchards and beautiful houses along the way 1 set of steps, a few stiles.There will be a half-day version of this walk elsewhere on the

programme.

Dogs on leads – there may be cattle/sheep in some fields.

Alan 

07798 645141

Text to book a place

Pluckley Station TN27 0RT(TQ92243)Train from Canterbury West – Dep 0904, Arr 0938 BUT PLEASE RE-

CHECK WITH NATIONAL RAIL NEARER THE TIME!

The station car park requires payment even on

Sundays. The payment App is a pain, so best parking is along the road to the village.

Sun 9th

10am

6m half day from Bishopsbourne through the Nailbourne Valley with a couple of stiles and a small hill.

 

Penny 

07719 894960

Text to book a place

Farm Shop CP, Frog Lane Bishopsbourne CT4 5HU (TR190526). Please patronise shop or café (if open) as we use their car park.

Sun 16th

10am

9m full day walk from Westenhanger Station CP across open fields to Stanford and Postling before going round the bottom of Tolsford and Summerhouse hills, stopping at Brockhill Park for lunch. Returning via Newingreen. Fairly flat but with stiles and muddy in places.

Bob 

07504 909591

Text to book a place

Westenhanger Station CP. TN25 6DE (TR128372) The ‘take away’ kiosk at Brockhill Park operates cash only basis.  

Sun 16th

10am

6m half day walk from Victory Wood mixture of woodland and open countryside.. We will visit the Link Sculpture at the top of the ridge which provides great views across Kent and the Thames Estuary.

Marita

07534 117323

Text to book a place

Victory Wood Car park, 194 Dargate Road, Yorkletts, Whitstable CT5 3AH (TR086627) car park is free.

Sun 23rd  

10am

9m linear walk from Wye. Very attractive walk along the North Downs Way with excellent views over the Stour Valley. Steep climb to King’s Wood. Otherwise a  fairly flat easy walk. Open downland woods and quiet roads, passing Godmersham park and historic Chilham castle.

 

Andrew

07759 839128

Text to book a place

Wye railway Station TN25 5EB (TR048469). Depending on train times from Wye it could be possible to do the railway journey first to Chilham and walk back to Wye. Dogs welcome 

Sun 23rd

10am 

6.5m half day walk from Lower Hardres via open country and some woodland, skirting Petham, to Capel Wood return via Swarling Manor.

 

Rob

07557 303674

Text to book a place

Lower Hardres Village Hall CP CT4 5NP (TR148532)

Sun 30th

10am

7.5m half day walk from Elham on a fairly hilly route via Mdams Wood and Palmtree Downs , returning via the Elham Valley Way.

Dave

07470 693584

Text to book a place

Elham Village Square CT4 6TH (TR177439)   Park on the road if the square is full.

Sun 30th

10am 

11m full day from Lyminge via Paddlesworth to Peene taking in sections of the North Downs Way and Saxon Shore Way. Hope to see some early wild orchids. Some hills and stiles with views across the channel.

Nick and Mollie 07954 377247

Text to book a place

Lyminge village hall CP in Woodlands Road. CT18 8EW (TR158410)

JUNE

Sun 6th

10am

11m full day walk with excellent views from White Horse Country Park, North Downs way section via Civilly wood. Very hilly walk and passes historic Thurnam Castle, Leeds Castle grounds . Some stiles, a mixture of flat sections and some hills with good views along the North Downs Way 

Andrew 

07759839128

Text to book a place

White Horse Wood Country park. Off 249, Delting. ME14 3JE (please be aware of parking charge) (TQ807585). Dogs allowed. 

Sun 6th

10am

6m half day walk from Bekesbourne Station via Littlebourne with fields, woods and streams.

Ray

07729 256721

Text to book a place

Bekesbourne Station CT4 5EP (TR189560)

Sun 13th

10am

10m full day walk from Westenhanger Station - heading past the castle and racecourse, we cross open fields to the top of the ridge at Lympne with views across Romney Marsh. Return via Aldington and Sellinge. The terrain is fairly flat but some stiles. Picnic lunch at Aldington Church.

Bob

07504 909591

Text to book a place

Westenhanger Station CP. TN25 6DE (TR128372)

Sun 13th

10am

7 m half day walk along the North Downs Way through Waldershare

Park and Barfrestone (12th century church).

 

Richard 

07443 860356

Text to book a place

Shepherdswell Railway Station CT15 7PE  (TR 258482) Trains from Canterbury East or Dover

Sun 20th

10am

Fathers Day

10m full day walk from Farthing Common following the NDW to Postling with great views. We then head towards Sellinge returning via Horton Priory and Stowting. Lots of open country with hills and stiles. 

Hilary 

07557 401389

Text to book a place

Farthing common CT18 8DH (TR137403)

Sun 27th

9:30am

13m full day walk from Ashford via Godinton Park and Hothfield  Common along the Greensands Way before heading to Charing.  We return via the North Downs Way and Westwell.  

Linda

07525 167365

Text to book a place

Parking along Nicholas Road TN25 4AG  just off A251 Trinity Road (TR004450) Note earlier start