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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

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SUMMER WALKS PROGRAMME 2017    Please note different days are now colour coded

 

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION

CONTACT

START (POST CODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION

AUGUST

Sun 27th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Denton to Elham. Hilly but stunning scenery throughout through woodland and Downland and along part of the lovely Elham Valley.

07733 066354

Denton Village Hall CP (£1 donation) CT4 6RE (TR215472). Lunch stop in Elham – 2 pubs and a tea shop available for food.

Sun 27th

10am

 

6m half day walk from Barham. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this walk includes some inclines and stiles, but with lovely views.

07719 894960

Duke of Cumberland pub, Barham CT4 6NX (TR207501) or bus no. 17 from Canterbury.

SEPTEMBER

Sun 3rd

10am

 

12m full day from Elham to Hastingleigh through lovely valleys, known locally as the ‘Buzzard Walk’.

07793 808328

Elham village square CT4 6TH (TR177439) park in main road if the square is full or bus 16 from Canterbury. Lunch at Bowl Inn which may be busy so perhaps advise a picnic lunch.

Sun 3rd

10am

 

5m half day walk from Faversham along the creeks (Faversham and Oare) returning in time to enjoy the internationally acclaimed Hop Festival with lots of food and drink readily available!

07734 031419

Faversham Railway Station ME13 8EB (TR016609). Train recommended, 09:32am from Canterbury East (current timetable – do check beforehand!)

Sun 10th

10am

 

12.5m full day walk from Sheldwich Lees via Stalisfield Green. Walk  through farmland and open countryside.

07525 167365

Sheldwich Lees green ME13 0NG (TR015560) Park away from cricket pitch. Lunch stop at The Plough, Stalisfield Green. Pub can get busy so  packed lunch is recommended.

Sun 10th

10am

 

6.5m half day from Victory Wood with panoramic views of the Isle of Sheppey followed by the shade of Blean Woods.

07875 767803

Victory Woods CP, south of the Thanet Way A299 (exit at Dargate Services) ME13 9EN (TR085622)

Tues 12th

10am

 

5m half day walk from Nackington Church with views across the City and to the Cathedral.

07770 762558

Park in the lane by the church CT4 7AE (TR157546)

Sun 17th

10am

 

12m full day Syndale Valley circular, moderate walk through really lovely park and farmland in an AONB from Doddington via Newnham, Eastling, Stalisfield Green and Otterden with several POIs.

07798 645141

Doddington village hall CP ME9 0BH (TQ934572). £1 per car contribution to the Hall fund. Lunch stop at The Plough Inn, Stalisfield Green.

Sun 17th

10am

7m half day from Bridge through fields and Gorsely Wood to Bishopsbourne and back via the Nailbourne valley past Bourne House. There are some hills and stiles.

07876 067840

Bridge recreation ground, Patrixbourne Road, Bridge CT4 5BL (TR185543). No dogs, please. No 17 bus from Canterbury.

Sun 24th

10am

 

11m full day from Lyminge to Stelling Minnis, over down-land and through woods. Some hills and stiles, but lovely views.

07791 309784

Lyminge Library CP CT18 8HS (TR164411). Lunch at Stelling Minnis – booking recommended if you plan to eat at the Rose and Crown (01227 709265)

Sun 24th

10am

 

6.5m half day from Eastling around the Syndale Valley northern loop via Doddington and Newnham. A lovely (moderate) park and farmland walk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

07798 645141

Eastling village hall CP ME13 0BA (TQ964564). £1 per car contribution to the Hall fund.

OCTOBER

Sun 1st

9.30am

14.5m full day from Tenterden to Bodiam following the scenic High Weald Landscape trail and Sussex border path. Return by steam train on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Dep Bodiam 16.40 arr Tenterden 17.28.

07887 781964

Tenterden, Bridewell Lane free CP TN30 6EY (TQ883332). Bring a picnic. Train on-board catering. Fare (on-line) £16.20 or £13 ea for a group of 15+. For other possibilities contact Brian in good time beforehand. Railway details www.kesr.org.uk .

Sun 1st

10am

 

6m half day from Canterbury to Chilham Railway Station along the Stour Valley walk, by the river and later with views across the valley – return by train.

07734 202262

Canterbury, Dane John Gardens by the band stand CT1 2QX (TR148574).

Weds 4th

10am

 

4m half day walk from Elham. a social walk at a leisurely pace, at first along the Elham Valley Way and returning via the ridge above with views across the valley down into the village.

07770 762558

Elham village square CT4 6TH (TR177439) Park in the main road if necessary. Bus no.17 from Canterbury. Lunch afterwards in the Kings Head pub if you wish.

Sun 8th

10am

 

11m full day walk from Seasalter to Faversham. Generally flat easy walking with two good stiles to Graveney and Faversham, returning via The Saxon Shore Way passing Castle Coot nature reserve.

07743 031419

Seasalter Sailing Club CP CT5 4BW (TR071650). Lunch in Faversham – numerous pubs and cafés. No dogs, please.

Sun 8th

10.00am

 

6m half day walk from Bekesbourne Railway Station through to Patrixbourne and Bridge: passing big houses and beautiful churches on the way.

 

07734 202262

Bekesbourne Railway Station CP CT4 5EP (TR190560) or 9.33am train from Canterbury East

Sun 15th

10am

12m full day from Farthing Common to Paddlesworth along the N Downs Way through rolling countryside returning via Lyminge. Expect hills and stiles, but we are rewarded with fine views throughout.

01227 711804

Farthing Common CP (Stone Street) CT18 8DH (nearest) (TR136403). Pub stop at The Cat and Custard Pot. No dogs, please.

Sun 15th

10am

 

6m half day from Faversham: Countryside, Creeks and Churches – to Goodnestone and Graveney and back.

07729 256721

Faversham Guildhall ME13 7AE (TR016614). Public CP adjacent (charges apply)

Sun 22nd

10am

10m full day from Herne through the Blean Woods and open countryside to Broad Oak.

 

07729 256721

Herne & Broomfield Surgery, 38 Broomfield Rd, Herne CT6 7LY (TR190664) Lunch stop The Golden Lion, Broad Oak.

Sun 22nd

10am

 

6m half day from Shepherdswell Station via Coldred and Eythorne. Coffee stop at the Station Café, Eythorne  (East Kent Railway Trust)

07875 767803

Shepherdswell Railway Station CT15 7PE (TR258482) Travel by train from Canterbury East or Dover is possible.

Sun 29th

10am and 1.30pm

Figure of eight walk from Chilham: 6.5m in the morning via Julliberry Downs and Denge Woods with views across Chilham – 5m in the afternoon via Old Wives Lees towards Perry Woods returning through orchards.

07525 167365

Chilham CP CT4 8DD (TR066536) off the A252. Afternoon start from Chilham village square. Pubs and tea rooms for lunch.