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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

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.

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SPRING WALKS PROGRAMME 2018    Please note different days are now colour coded

 

MAY

Sun 6th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Stelling Minnis across open fields and woodland with some hills.

07791 309784

Stelling Minnis post office CT4 6AS (TR142469). Please don’t park close to the PO. Bring a picnic lunch but cream teas are available afterwards at the windmill. No dogs, please.

Sun 6th

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from Adisham across the fields and through woodlands to the Barham Downs with distant views of the coast.

07740 360870

Adisham railway station CT3 3JE (TR233539) or trains from Canterbury East or Dover.

Bank Holiday

Mon 7th

From 10am

Five Church 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. £5min donation – not a led-walk, but contact www.thefivechurchwalk.co.uk for more information.

Sun 13th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Grove Ferry through the flat watery world of reeds and big skies of the Stour Valley with a lunch stop in Preston.

07875 767803

Grove Ferry CP – not the pub CP, please (parking charges apply). CT3 4BP (TR236631). Lunch stop in Preston – choice of The Half Moon and Seven Stars pub or the Garden Centre Café.

Sun 13th

10am

 

7m half day walk from Challock through Kingswood, hopefully still carpeted with bluebells, to Boughton Aluph and Eastwell manor with a couple of hills but wonderful views.

01795 532913

Challock Village Hall CP TN25 4AT (TR013503)

Sun 20th

10am

 

9m full day walk from Charing via part of the picturesque Greensand Way and through cherry orchards to a lunch stop at the Black Horse, in the haunted village of Pluckley.

07733 066354

Charing Railway Station TN27 0HZ (TQ950491). Lunch stop at the Black Horse, Pluckley (food available 01233 841948)

Sun 20th

10am

 

5.5m half day walk from Etchinghill. An undulating walk with one steepish climb but good views of the sea and Elham Valley.

07753 421266

Etchinghill Village Hall CP CT18 8NQ (TR167392) – donations welcome!

Tues 22nd

10am

 

5m social walk at an easy pace from Chilham towards Dane Street and over the hill into Kingswood and down to Godmerhsam, returning along Mountain Street or the Stour Valley Way.

07770 762558

Chilham Village lower CP, just off the A252 CT4 8BZ (TR066536)

Sun 27th 

10am and 1.15pm

11m half/full day figure of 8 walk (5m in the morning/6m in the afternoon) from the Canterbury Garden Centre, Herne through attractive woods and countryside with tea and cakes at the end.

01227 364884

Canterbury Garden Centre, Canterbury Road, Herne CT6 7LI (TR174646). Park at the furthest point from the entrance or Triangle bus 4&6. Lunch at the Garden centre. No dogs please.

JUNE

Sat 2nd

and Sun 3rd

 

Elham Valley Walking Festival: various walks from 3.5m, 7.5m 10m and 23m along and around the valley.

 

Contact via the website

Information on elhamvalleywalkingfestival.co.uk although their programme will not be published until after this one goes out.

Sun 3rd

10am

 

14m full day linear walk from Sevenoaks to Yalding. Greensand Way Walks no. 2 through a picturesque AONB with excellent views across the Weald of Kent. Some hills and stiles but mostly fairly flat easy walking.

01622 299947

07759 839128

Sevenoaks Buckhurst Lane CP (free Sundays) TN13 1JJ (TQ532546). Lunch at Dunks Green – coffee stop Ightham Mote. Return by train via Tonbridge.

Sun 3rd

10am

 

6m half day walk from Chartham through the pretty hamlet of Garlinge Green, with a short but steep climb up Chartham Downs, then past orchards to Larkey Valley before descending to return along the Stour Valley

07875 767803

Park at Brice Avenue, Chartham CT4 7QJ (TR105544)

Sun 10th

10am

 

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

07785 522177

Alkham village CP opposite the village hall CT15 7AR (TR256422). Lunch stop in Elham with various pubs and tea rooms. No dogs please.

Sun 10th

10am

 

6.5m half day scenic, hilly walk from Denton at a comfortable pace, passing historic Tappington Hall and Wooton Church on the way.

07445 494948

Denton Village Hall CP CT4 6QZ (TR215472) (small donation appreciated).

Sun 17th

10am & 1.15pm

Full/half day figure of 8 walk from Wye. 6.5m hilly walk to Crundale Church in the morning and 5.5m easy walking in the afternoon via Troy Town and Brook.

07525 167365

Wye Church TN25 5BL (TR054469). Park on the road or in the village CP opposite. Lunch in Wye with tea shops and pubs available.

    Tues 19th

10am

6.3 half day walk from Stelling Minnis – a pleasant walk through Kent countryside with a few short inclines.

01303 894237

Stelling MInnis opposite the Rose and Crown CT4 6AT (TR143469) Lunch available in the pub afterwards. No Dogs, please.

Sun 24th

9.30am

 

16m full day walk from Folkestone East Cliff through the Warren to the North Downs Way, Return via Sandgate. One long hill early on but excellent views. Nick is a guest leader – please support this venture!

07954 377247

 

East Cliff Pavilion, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone CT19 6BL (TR239364) Free CP or park on the road. Bring a picnic lunch: short pub stop at 12 miles.

Sun 24th

10am

 

6.5m half day walk from St Margaret’s at Cliffe to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre for refreshments and back, with lovely views across the English Channel on a clear day.

01795 427495

St Margaret’s at Cliffe free CP CT15 6AB (TR359448)