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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

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WINTER WALKS PROGRAMME 2018/2019    Please note different days are now colour coded

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION

LEADER/CONTACT

START (POST CODE/GRID REF) & OTHER INFORMATION

JANUARY

Tues 15th

10am

 

4.5m (approx) half day leisurely social walk from Bishopsbourne exploring the lovely Elham Valley Way through Bridge with it’s handsome historic grand houses.

07770 762558

The Tadpole Tea Rooms CP, Bishopsbourne CT4 5HR (TR190527). Please patronise the tea rooms as we use their car park – perhaps join us for lunch after the walk?

Sun 20th

10am

10m full day walk from Farthing Common to Hastingleigh over the North Downs Way. Fabulous views from the Downs over Kent and Sussex.

07793 808328

Farthing Common CP CT18 8DH (nearest) TR137403. Pub stop, The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh.

Sun 20th

10am

 

6.2m half day walk from Folkestone Garden Centre, Swingfield, over undulating countryside towards Denton Church and Hall, passing Tappington Hall (Igoldsby Legends) on return. Fairly steep final stretch on the road to finish.

07753 421266

Folkestone Garden Centre on A260. CT15 7HX (TR215432) Please park to the right immediately inside the gate and please patronise the tea shop afterwards as we use their CP.

Sun 27th

10am

9m full day walk from Walmer, along the coast then inland on woodland paths to Ripple and back.

07791 309784

Kingsdown Road free car park, at the end of Granville Road, Walmer CT14 8AH (TR379485) Lunch stop at The Plough Inn, Ripple.

Sun 27th

10am

 

6m (approx) half day walk from Bekesbourne introducing a section of the ‘Canterbury Rings’, a project created and carried out by one of our members, David Reekie. We hope to visit all paths on the ‘Rings’ over the next year.

07798 645141

Bekesbourne Railway station, CT4 5EP (TR189560)

FEBRUARY

Sun 3rd

10am

11m from Stelling Minnis through lovely Kentish countryside to Elham and back. Will there be early signs of Spring?

 

01227 711804

Stelling Minnis opposite the post office CT4 6AS (TR143470),  Please don’t obstruct parking near the PO. Lunch in Elham with pubs or tea room.

Sun 3rd

10am

6m half day walk from Worth, over very flat terrain to Roaring Gutter and back along Pinnock Wall.

 

01303 894692

Worth outside the Blue Pigeons Pub CT14 0DE (TR338562)

Sun 10th

9.30am

 

12m full day linear walk from Wye to Etchinghill Celebrating the Best of the North Downs Way’! Lovely downland walking, with stunning views of ships ploughing up and down the Channel. (Note the early start)

07737 658791

01303 770883

Etchinghill village hall, St Mary’s Drive CT18 8NQ (TR167392) to arrange a car pool and drive to Wye (again at the end): 14m by road. No pub stop so bring a picnic. Tea rooms at the end!

Sun 10th

10am

6.5m Half day walk from Hastingleigh through pleasant countryside towards Waltham with a couple of short steep sections.

07729 256721

Elvington Village Hall, Hastingleigh TN25 5HR (TR099450)

Sun 17th

10am

 

10m full day walk from Capel along the white cliffs, pebble beaches and cliff paths via The Warren to Samphire Hoe. Returning along the cliff tops with views along the coast and over The Channel.

07887 781964

Capel Village Hall Lancaster Ave, Capel CT18 7LX (TR250388). Lunch at Samphire Hoe – tea kiosk and facilities open for snacks.

Sun 17th

10am

6m half day walk from Nonington via Chillenden and Goodnestone. Lovely villages, country estates and gentle rolling scenery.

07875 767803

The Royal Oak Pub, Holt Street, Nonington CT15 4HT (TR258519). Park opposite or along the road.

Sun 24th

10am and 1.30pm

6.5m + 5m Half/full day’s figure of eight walk from Chilham via Juliberry Downs and Denge Woods with views across to the village in the morning and Old Wives Lees towards Perry Road returning through orchards in the afternoon.

07525 167365

Chilham CP off the A252 CT4 8DD (TR066537). Lunch in Chilham (Tea rooms and pubs). The afternoon starts from the village square at 1.30pm.