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, on Sunday 18 November,  will start at Graveney Village Hall in Sandbanks Lane at 10.00am – we have permission to use their car park. From there we will walk down to St Bartholomew’s Church and onwards to Abbeyfields and Faversham Creek to Nagden and back to our starting point via the footpaths to Broom Street. It’s about five miles and will take around two and a half hours.

Our previous walk

Our previous walk took place on Sunday 28 October.   The prospect of a walk from the car park at Seasalter, opposite Waldens, to Whitstable and back must have seemed very appealing when it was planned on a late summer’s day.  But the day itself brought a harbinger of winter, with a bitterly cold north-east wind, rain and hail.  But the FFG walkers are clearly made of stern stuff, with some 20 people turning up, well kitted out in warm clothing and waterproofs.  The rain largely held off till we reached Whitstable, where we enjoyed half an hour’s break in the Peter Cushing pub.  The weather deteriorated on the way back but, fortunately, the rain and hail were at our backs rather than in our faces.  Everyone seemed to agree that it had been a very enjoyable walk in spite of the weather.  We certainly got some fresh air!   Some photos are below.

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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