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Walks

Background.

Linda Harrison originally organised the ‘Guided Health Walks’ starting from Faversham Library every Wednesday together with ‘U3A walks’ plus arranging and leading walks for Faversham Footpaths Group as well. We are pleased that although Linda was unwell a year or so ago, and stood back for a time, she has been back leading walks with us again.

All walks are open to members, their friends, relatives and others who may be interested in becoming a member of the Group. 

Faversham Town Council Active Travel Walks

Cllr (plus EC Member) Julian Saunders together with the FFG Walks Leader and the Town Clerk, Louise Bareham to lead Town Council and FFG walks for the Active Travel event that is taking place throughout June 2024. 

The first of these are being led by Cllr Saunders on behalf of the Town Council for a couple of evening walks during the Council’s Active Travel month, starting at Standard Quay and going round onto the walkway in front of Faversham Reach and Waterside Close. The walks are linked to the ambitions in the current Creek Plan and the Draft Neighbourhood Plan to have a continuous creekside path and will look at progress in opening up Creekside access and what still needs to be done. Dates are Wednesday 5th and Tuesday 21st June 2024, and start times are 7.00pm.

For these you can sign up for the Town Council walks by visiting this page :-  https://favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk/active-travel-month-june-2024/ which also has details of other activities including the walks that our walks leader on behalf of FFG will leading as part of the Active Travel Month as detailed below.

The Faversham Footpaths Group will be providing four walks during June 2024 to support the Town Council’s Active Travel Month.

All the walks will start at 10.00am and will be circular routes with different starting points around Faversham. The walks are approximately four miles long and will take around two hours.

Details of all the events planned throughout June 2024 can be found on the Faversham Town Council website.

Sunday 2nd June 2024 – 4.33 miles

Starting Point: West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road

A walk through Bysing Wood and onwards across fields to Luddenham Court Farm and Uplees, returning through Oare Meadow to the Gunpowder Works which will lead us back to our starting point.

Tuesday 4th June 2024 – 4.23 miles

Starting Point: Stonebridge Pond

A walk through the Cross Town Path to the railway station bridge and Preston Park to Salters Lane, where we will follow footpaths across fields to Selling Road and Macknade Farm Shop, returning through through the Apple Estate to the Recreation Ground, the Guildhall, Partridge Lane, Creek Basin and Flood Lane.

Wednesday 26th June 2024 – 3.94 miles

Starting Point: Memorial Garden, Stone Street

A walk along pedestrian alleyways out to the A2, Abbey School and Perry Court, and onwards to footpaths around Water Lane, Ospringe, returning across The Mount to our starting point.

Sunday 30th June 2024 – 4.22 miles

Starting Point: The Guildhall

A walk past St Mary of Charity Church to Abbeyfields, then onwards along the Swale Heritage Trail to St Bartholomew’s Church at Goodnestone, returning via Graveney Road, the Recreation Ground and a short section of the Cross Town Path.

The next Planned ‘regular’ FFG Sunday Walk will now probably be in July 2024

Details of our next walk will be announced shortly

Future FFG Walks

More 2024 walks will be announced when known.

The previous walk was in the Eastling area on Sunday, 12th May 2024

It never ceases to amazes us how much varied and beautiful scenery we have around Faversham, and there is always somewhere new to discover.  The countryside around Eastling is a rich mix of woodlands, pastures and arable fields, and fifteen of us set off from St Mary’s Church car park, Eastling, and made our way across fields to the Belmont valley, a wide area of open parkland, and through woodlands and along quiet country lanes.  It was a very warm, sunny day, so we walked at a leisurely pace, especially where there were steep hills, and so we could enjoy our surroundings.

Eastling area Walk on Sunday 12th May 2024

FFG Belmont 1

FFG Belmont 2

FFG Belmont 3

FFG Belmont 4

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