Kent Ramblers

Walking Guides

To order books by post, either

Send a cheque payable to RA Kent Area to Robert Peel at 15 Woodland Way, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent, BR5 1NB

or

If you would like to pay by electronic transfer, email books@kentramblers.org.uk for instructions – put “Ramblers Books” in the subject line and your name, address and the number of copies you would like in the body of the email.

Products Available

We have for sale the following items for walkers in Kent:

10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

21 Walks Around Ashford

The Secrets of Countryside Access

Wealdway Rucksack Badges

We also offer the following items at no charge apart from P&P:

A Walk Through Time

Annual Reviews

A very good read!

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All profits support the work of the Ramblers in making Britain a great place to walk

Guide to the Kent Coast Path: Part 1: Camber to Ramsgate

*** We are hoping to publish on 5 August 2016 ***
*** but our printers are messing us around ***
*** so not absolutely sure at the moment ***

This 80 page guide to the first section of the England Coast Path to be opened in Kent will be published at the beginning of August.  Ramblers' volunteers have been labouring for years both to get the path open and to prepare what we hope is the best guide possible to the pleasures and interest of the route.  At last the path will be formally opened on 19 July 2016.

This guide is in full colour with detailed 1:25,000 maps based on Ordnance Survey data and enhanced by the local knowledge of the authors and others in Kent Ramblers.  There are full descriptions of the route and of the many points of interest that you will pass along the way.

There is also much background material about the history, geology and geography of the area.

The cover price is £7.50 but we are currently offering copies for just £6 including postage and packing.  We will even throw in a free copy of 10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside!

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Our book of walks 

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10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

This is our own book of ten walks in Kent.  24 pages including cover.  Price £2.50 including postage.

There are walks all over the county of lengths from 3 to 11 miles. Each walk is described in detail with a full-colour map and points of interest are identified.

All profits go to support our work to protect and enhance the footpath network and promote the interests of all walkers in Kent.

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There are seven more walks just like those in the book in our bundle of four annual reviews - see below.

Contents

1. Penshurst and Blowers Hill (4.9 miles)

2. Fordcombe and Avery’s Wood (5.3 miles)

3. Devil’s Kneading Trough and Crundale Church (6.7 miles) 

4. Chilham and Perry Wood (10 miles)

5. Kemsing (3 miles)

6. Scotney Castle and Bewl Water (9 miles)

7. Cranbrook and Goudhurst (10.8 miles)

8. Dryhill Nature Reserve and Whitley Forest (4 miles)

9. Ightham Mote, Godden Green and Stone Street (5.6 miles)

10. Emmetts Garden and French Street (5 miles)

 

21 Walks Around Ashford

This book was produced around 1990 by Ashford Ramblers at an original price of £3.50.  To reflect the fact that some details may now be out of date, we are offering remaining copies at the bargain price of £1 plus 80p postage.

Contents

Aldington

Ashford 1

Ashford 2

Ashford 3

Biddenden

Boughton Lees

Charing

High Halden

Hothfield

Kingsnorth

Molash

Oxney

Rolvenden

Smarden

Stone

Tenterden 1

Tenterden 2

Warehorne

Wittersham

Woodchurch

Wye

A Walk Through Time

This pack of six walks in the magnificent High Weald countryside around Bedgebury, Benenden, Cranbrook, Goudhurst and Sissinghurst comes in a waterproof carrying case.  There is no charge for the pack but because of the high cost of postage we are supplying it only bundled with other products as below.

Bundle 1: Ten Favourite Walks + A Walk Through Time - £3.50

Bundle 2: Ten Favourite Walks + 21 Walks Around Ashford + A Walk Through Time - £4.50

Bundle 3: Ten Favourite Walks + A Walk Through Time + 21 Walks Around Ashford + 4 Annual Reviews - £6.00

Bundle 4: Ten Favourite Walks + A Walk Through Time + 21 Walks Around Ashford + The Secrets of Countryside Access + 4 Annual Reviews - £10

Contents

Bedgebury

Benenden

Cranbrook (2 walks)

Goudhurst

Sissinghurst

 

Annual Reviews

Our Annual Reviews contain not only more of our favourite walking routes but also articles about subjects of interest to walkers in Kent.  The following are currently available:

2012.  Articles on the High Weald and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the Geology of Kent and the Weald.  Walking Route 45: Teston, Yalding and the Medway.

2013.  Articles on The Wealden Iron Industry and Oldbury Hill.  Walking Route 61: Brenchley and Mile Oak.  Walking Route 10: Oldbury Hill and Seal Chart.

2014.  Articles on Hadlow Tower, Vinters Park and how Kent County Council handle reports of footpath problems.  Walking Route 1: Cudham and Christmas Tree Farm.  Walking Route 75: Hadlow and West Peckham

2015.  Article on Via Francigena.  Walking Route 86: Wingham (Four Watermills Walk).  Walking Route 29: Edenbridge and Haxted Watermill. 

These are free of charge but postage and packing for all four is £1.60 - a bargain for 7 walking routes.

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2. Yellow with yellow border

Wealdway Rucksack Badges

These badges are available for £1 each plus postage, currently 60p.  There is only one postage charge however many badges you order.  Post-free when purchased with any book.  Please indicate your choice of badge colour.

 

3. Yellow with white border

 

The Secrets of Countryside Access

By Dave Ramm with introduction by Nick Crane

Get wise about walking in the countryside.  104 pages.

The English countryside is part of our national identity, but for many it seems to be out of reach.  This book will answer most questions, illustrate the majority of situations and set you on the right path with confidence.

Price: £5.70 including postage.  Buy this book and 10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside for just £6.70 the pair including postage.

 

 

Contents

A simple pleasure

A fortunate inheritance

A study of the Explorer map

Preparation and clothing

Using the map and following the path

The value of contours

Measuring distance, estimating time

Using the grid reference system

The Highway Authorities' responsibilities

The owners' and occupiers' responsibilities

Footpath threats, changes and improvements

Being prepared for the unexpected

Local areas with public access

Walkers welcomed

Some popular misconceptions

Kids in the country

The great crop mystery

Working for walkers

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