Walks

Linda Harrison, who organises the Guided Health Walks starting from Faversham Library every Wednesday, has kindly agreed to lead walks for Faversham Footpaths Group.  Members, their family and friends and those thinking of joining the Group are all welcome to take part.  There is no charge.

Our next walk will be on Sunday 9 June. We will be meeting at 10.00am at Perry Wood car park for a walk around Selling, Rhode Common and Neames Forstal.  The walk will be through woods, fields and orchards and is about 4.5 miles in length and is expected to take about two to two and a half hours.

More walks have been arranged for the following dates:

Saturday 29 June – Brian Caffarey will lead a walk; details to follow

Saturday 27 July – Brian Caffarey will lead a walk; details to follow

It is hoped that Linda will also be able to lead a walk in early July.

Our previous walk

Our previous walk took place on Saturday 11 May  when eight of us walked from Teynham station to Conyer Creek and then along the coast path to Faversham, turning inland via Uplees and Oare.  We had mixed weather, the rain arriving, unfortunately, when we were on the most exposed part of the walk.  But the sunshine came out as we reached Dan’s Dock and turned inland.  An unexpected obstacle was several fields of rape which had suddenly sprung up and flopped over the footpath.  We could have done with a few machetes, as some of the photos below demonstrate!

Some photos are below:

 

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Walking in the Faversham area

A good place to start online is: www.explorekent.org/walking.  Eight circular walks, showcasing the best of local Kent produce – the Faversham Food Trails – can be downloaded from www.visitfaversham.org   If you’re interested in Faversham’s fascinating history, why not join one of the Faversham Society’s Town History Walks?  Details are available on www.favershamtownwalks.org.uk

The Kent Ramblers website also has lots of information about walks and guides: www.kentramblers.org.uk

The Elham Valley Walking Festival takes place on 1 and 2 June.  Details are on www.elhamvalleywalkers.co.uk