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

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

   
 
    SECOND PART OF WINTER WALKS PROGRAMME 2021

       The walks below will not go ahead if we are still in Tier 4 restrictions

DATE & TIME DESCRIPTION LEADER/CONTACT START (POST CODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION
JANUARY
Sun 3rd
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Julia
07875 767803
Text to book a place

Sun 3rd
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Penny
07719 894960


Sun 10th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Bob
07504 909591


Sun 10th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Alan
07798 645141


Sun 17th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Ross
07962 810138


Sun 17th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Cathy
07876 067840


Sun 24th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

David R.
07341 273715
 

Sun 24th
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Rob
07557 303674


Sun 31st
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Linda
07525 167365


Sun 31st
10am

Walk cancelled due to Tier 4 restrictions

Dave
07470 693584

FEBRUARY
Sun 7th
10am
11m full day walk 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). Please bring a picnic for lunch.
Sun 7th
10am
7m half day walk from Goodnestone heading towards Nonington and Fredville Park with its historic trees. Easy walking through pleasant countryside Rosemary
07445 494948
Text to book a place
Meet at the Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone, CT3 1PL (TR255546)
Sun 14th
10am
11m full day walk from Bridge, east then south from the village via the North Downs Way, Barham, Hearts Delight and a final loop from Bishopsbourne Station. Plenty of ups and downs, one hill of note and a few stiles. Alan
07798 645141
Text to book a place
Bridge recreation ground, Patrixbourne Road CT4 5BL (TR185543) or bus no. 15 from Canterbury (dep 9.05am). Please bring a picnic for lunch. (no dogs please)
Sun 14th
10am
6.5m half day picturesque walk from Chilham through the AONB with views across the Stour Valley, passing Chilham Castle, Godmersham Park and Chilham water mill. One steepish hill and one stile, but otherwise easy walking. Andrew
07759 839128
Text to book a place
Chilham lower CP off the A252 CT4 8DD (TR066536). Chilham station 20 minute walk: trains from Canterbury and Ashford. Refreshments after in Chilham (pubs and café)
Sun 21st
10am
11.6m full day walk from Chilham, longer than it may seem - start and end on NDW and explore paths between Chartham and Godmersham in between with a choice of great picnic stops! Some testing hills, a few stiles. Alan
07798 645141
Text to book a place
Chilham CP, Taylors Hill, Chilham CT4 8DD (TR066536) please bring a picnic. No dogs, please.
Sun 21st
10am
5.5m half day walk from Woolage Village: easy walking over farmland with views. Hilary
07557 401389
Text to book a place
Woolage village by the green (Nethersole Road) CT4 6SJ (TR235501)
Sun 28th
10am
11m full day walk from Walmer by the coast, along the cliff tops to St Margaret’s Bay before turning inland to Ringwold and back via Nelson’s seat with views across to Sandwich and Ramsgate. Cliff
07734 202262
Text to book a place
Walmer public CP opposite Walmer Castle CT14 7LJ (TR378502) Lunch stop at Ringwold, perhaps at the pub, but bring a picnic anyway.
Sun 28th
10am
7.7m half day walk from Breach Downs, Barham: a long, but lovely morning walk in the Elham Valley south from Barham through downlands, woods and a hidden valley. Alan
07798 645141
Text to book a place
Breach Downs, Barham at the lay-by near the junction with Derringstone Hill TR203484 (no dogs, please)