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 7 April 2019. We will be meeting at 10.00am at Chartham Village Hall car park for a walk of about three and a half miles/two hours. Some steep ascents are involved but the pace will be gentle.
More walks have been arranged for the following dates:
Sunday 28 April – Brian Caffarey plans to lead a longer walk, probably starting at the car park near the Devil’s Kneading Trough, near Wye. About 7/8 miles. Three and a half to four hours. Some ascents involved.
Saturday 11 May – Brian Caffarey will lead a walk from Teynham Station to Conyer Creek and then back to Faversham, mainly along the coast path. About 8 miles. Three and a half to four hours
Sunday 9 June – Linda will be leading a walk; details to follow
Saturday 29 June – Brian Caffarey will lead a walk; details to follow.
Our previous walk
Our previous walk took place on Sunday 10 March. It was a very windy morning but 16 hardy souls turned up at the Guildhall. Linda had originally intended to walk along Faversham Creek but decided it would be too exposed and potentially risky to take us out along that route. She kept to the plan, though, to walk across the marshes towards the Shipwright’s Arms but, as she confessed, she had underestimated quite how strong the wind was. Both there and when we turned down the path from the pub towards Oare it was actually quite difficult at times to avoid being blown over. But with the help of sticks and fellow walkers, everyone made it safely into calmer territory and we all arrived back in Faversham feeling that we had experienced an interesting morning!
A few photos are below. There is an amusing contrast between the jovial, relaxed group photo at the start of the walk and those depicting the windswept walkers later on.
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
The Kent Ramblers website also has lots of information about walks and guides: www.kentramblers.org.uk