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.
Our next walk will be on Sunday 19 November 2017. Details nearer the time.
Our two previous walks
On Sunday 17 September Linda led a walk focusing on Victory Wood. Here is Trevor Payne’s account of the walk:
“There were 19 people on the walk. Initially the weather was a bit overcast and misty but brightened up later. We went through Victory Wood on a path to the top of the Blean ridge. On the way we went past an area laid out to represent the footprint of HMS Victory and then some oaks planted to represent some of the French & Spanish fleet. This was better understood from the top of the ridge. At the moment the trees in Victory Wood are quite small so this will be fantastic by 2040, even so the whole project is very interesting and good to walk. We then went into Ellenden Wood, which is fully grown, and did a circuit back into Victory Wood at the same point as we had exited. This time we followed the ridge to a viewpoint, visibility was good by then. The views of Victory Wood itself and over the Swale towards Sheppey were quite spectacular. Next we saw the Cold War bunker that was built for a two person crew to take radiation n measurements. We then followed another path back to the car park, passing two paragliders taking off.”
Here are some photos:
On Sunday 8 October 2017 Linda led a group of 18 walkers out onto Nagden Marshes. It was a glorious early autumn day and by the time we reached the sea wall, near Castle Coote, it was so warm that jackets had to be taken off. The listing ‘pirate ship’ provided an interesting sight on the way: it looked as though various people were gathering to try to right it on the coming high tide. Little egrets shone brightly in the sunshine.
Here are a few photos:
Walking in the Faversham area
We hope to add useful guides to walking in the Faversham area to this page. However, 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