Linda Harrison, who organises the Guided Health Walks starting from Faversham Library every Wednesday as well as U3A walks, has kindly agreed to lead walks for Faversham Footpaths Group too. Members, their family and friends and those thinking of joining the Group are all welcome to take part. There is no charge.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have suspended our walks programme till further notice.
Our last walk
Our last walk took place on Sunday 8 March.
20 of us met at the car park at the foot of Taylor’s Hill, off the A252 in Chilham. The early morning rain had cleared and we enjoyed a mix of sun and cloud, with a fresh breeze, and only a few spots of rain. After disentangling ourselves from another walking group, the East Kent Ramblers – who got over the level crossing just ahead of the closing barriers (see photo below) – we enjoyed a scenic walk to Bagham Village, the very attractive Chilham Mill (with the River Stour in flood) and Shalmesford Street and back along part of the Stour Valley Way to Chilham, where we took in the lovely church grounds. Some of the paths, inevitably, were muddy but we all stayed on our feet.
Some photos from the walk are below:
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
If walks from and to local pubs appeals, there are some excellent guides at www.shepherdneame.co.uk/walks
Here are copies of some of the routes taken on our walks.
27 January 2019
10 February 2019
10 March 2019
7 April 2019
9 June 2019
20 October 2019
17 November 2019
15 December 2019
5 January 2020
8 March 2020