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Walk Programme

 

ASHFORD RAMBLERS

WALKS PROGRAMME

JULY-OCTOBER 2014

 

Ashford Ramblers at www.ashford-ramblers.org.uk

The ’Ramblers' promotes rambling, protects 'Rights of Way', campaigns for access to open country and defendsthe beauty of the countryside.

If you encounter a footpath problem please report to: The Public Rights of Way Officer,

The Granary, Penstock Hall Farm, Canterbury Road, East Braebourne, Ashford, KentTN25 5LL tel. 08453450210 email. eastprow@kent.gov.uk

Walk Leaders: Please note that your walks for the next programme should be sent to Paul Talsma:   ashfordwalkssec@talktalk.net

Tel. 01233 879554or posted to: Paul Talsma, 5 The Willows, Park Road, Kennington TN24 9HQ by October 4th, 2014.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR KEEPING US WALKING.

 

SUN 6th July

10 am TQ907473. Meet at Egerton Village Hall car park. 8 mile circular walk going along Greensand way towards Boughton Malherbe. Lovely views with a lunch stop at Grafty Green. Dogs on a short lead permitted but there are stiles.

01233-632275 / 07746707813 on day

SUN 13nd July

10 am TR358448 St Margaret's at Cliffe. Park in village car park. 8 mile circular walk: out via South Foreland, St Margaret's Bay to Kingsdown (5m); return via Ottey Bottom (3m). Picnic lunch near Zetland Arms. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01233-627761

SUN 20st July

10 am TR156357. Meet at the green in Saltwood village opposite the Castle hotel/pub. Approx. 10 mile circular walk to Paddlesworth, via Newington and the North Downs. Return via Tolsford Hill. Lunch / picnic. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01303-275463

SAT 26st July

10 am TR001332 Hamstreet. Approx. 9.5 miles figure of 8 walk. A.m.: 5 miles, Warehorn and Faggs Wood. P.m. Bournewood, Ruckinge and canal. Could stop at garden center for tea. Place of lunch stop: Hamstreet PH or near pond. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-633551 / 01233-712423

SUN 27th July

10 am TQ901373. Park by High Halden Green. 5 mile circular walk through fields, woodlands and meadows. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01580-762355

SUN 3rd August

10 am TR209500 Barham. Park near the village green. 7.5m circular walk: 4 churches walk via Womenswold, Nishopsbourne and Kingston. Picnic lunch stop on the way. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01233-627761

SUN 10th August

10 am TQ677360. Meet at Lamberhurst car park. 9 mile figure of 8 walk. Morning:Lamberhurst to Hook Green and back for lunch approx 5 miles. Afternoon: Lamberhurst to Scotney Castle through the grounds back to the car park approx 4 miles. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01580-765466

SUN 17th August

10 am TQ888225 Peasmarsh. Park in school lane near school. 10 mile circular walk going through lovely hilly landscape to the ancient town of Rye (short visit). We continue northwards following the military canal and then eastwards back to Peasmarsh. Bring a packed lunch. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-879554 / 07549935682 on day

TUE 19th August

18h30 TQ906473. Meet at Egerton Village Hall car park. 2.5 mile walk through orchards and across fields, followed by a meal at The George. Please let the walk leader know by Monday 11th August if you want to eat afterwards.

01233-632338

SUN 24th August

10 am TQ886351. Park in Grange Road near St Michaels village hall. 5 mile circular walk with splendid views through meadows, along paths, across a lively golf course. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01580-762355

SUN 31st August

10 am TR235501 Woolage village. Park in Nethersole Road. 10 mile circular walk via Frogham, Noningham, Goodnestone, Ratling, Aylesham, Womenswold. Lunch stop: Goodnestone, pub or picnic in the churchyard. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01303-894692

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PROGRAMME. WOULD YOU PLEASE BE SO KIND TO CONSIDER PUTTING IN WALKS FOR THE SUMMER (JUL-OCT) PROGRAMME? PLEASE COULD THEY REACH ME BY OCTOBER 4TH? IF WE HAVE MORE WALKS FROM YOU, WE CAN OFFER MORE VARIETY TO THE ASHFORD RAMBLERS. THANKS, PAUL

SUN 7th September

10 am TR052468. Meet at Wye main car park opposite / near the church. Approx 10/11 miles circular walk to Chilham via Crundale church and Godmersham. Lunch stop at Chilham pub/picninc/café. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01303-275463

SUN 14th September

10 am TQ801555 Bearstead. Park near the church. 8 mile circular walk. Undulating farmland but not too hilly. Lunch stop at Langley, church or Crown and Horseshoes PH. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-633551 01233-712423

SAT 20st September

10 am TR078455 Wye Crown. Park at the Devils Kneading Trough restaurant. Approx 5 mile circular walk through the lovely valley behind the Wye Crown. Lunch or coffee in the restaurant afterwards. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-879554 / 07549935682 on day

SUN 21st September

10 am TR185543. 10 mile circular walk starting at Bridge recreation ground going through some lovely countryside. Picnic lunch. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-650633

SUN 28th September

TQ843324 Reading Street. 10:15 start as the garden center does not open until 10:00. Park in garden center car park, Reading Street. Please park at the furthest end of the car park. 5 mile circular walk to Smallhythe and back, via fields and tracks, back along Reading Sewer. Anyone wishing to book for lunch let me know by Wednesday, 10 September. Ring 07976530795.  Walk not suitable for dogs.

01580-762355

SUN 5th October

10 am TQ944459 Little Chart. 7 Mile circular walk via Egerton and Pluckley across fields and through orchards. There will be a coffee break at The George. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-632338

SUN 12th October

10 am TR207493. Barham, park on Derringstone Hill near Wesleyan chapel. 10 mile circular walk. Lunch stop at Winterdown Cottage, please bring a picnic, liquid refreshment will be provided. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01303-894692

SUN 19th October

10 am TR001332. Meet at Hamstreet village car park. Walk through woods and fields. Can be quite muddy. 5 miles via Warehorn church and Faggs Wood. The train to Hamstreet is scheduled to leave Ashford at 9h22. Walk unsuitable for dogs.

01233-625462

SAT 25th October

10 am TQ943346. Park in Woodchurch Memorial Hall car park. 5 mile circular walk through fields, lanes and woodland. Dogs on a short lead welcome but some of the stiles are weak so beware!

01580-762355

SUN 26th October

10 am TR015561 Sheldwich Lees. Walk starts besides the cricket ground. Slightly hilly 5 mile walk through trees, court grounds and Selling village. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-642417

 

ASHFORD RAMBLERS

WALKS PROGRAMME

NOVEMBER 2014-FEBRUARY 2015


SAT 1st NOV

10:30 am TQ946344 (TN26 3SQ). Meet at the parking place of Woodchurch Community Center. Approximately 4 mile walk through some lovely varied countryside. We will be back at 12:30 at the Hall for the AGM. Teas, coffees, biscuits, and possibly cakes will be available. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-879279 / 07549935682 on day

SUN 2nd NOV

10 am TR236631. Meet at Grove Ferry car park. 10m circular walk: out via Pluck’s Gutter to Preston (5.5m).  Picnic lunch stop in Preston. return via Dead Mill Bridge (4.5m). Walk not suitable for dogs.

01233-627761

SUN 9th NOV

10 am TR048470. Meet at Wye station C.P., Bramble Lane. 4 miles circular walk across fields to the North Downs Way. Return via Boughton Aluph Church and Perry Court Farm. The train leaves Ashford at 9h35 but check Nat rail 08457484950. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-625462

SUN 16th NOV

10 am TR177438. Meet at Elham square. Approx 9 mile circular walk to Stelling Minnis. Lunch pub/picnic. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01303-275463

SUN 23rd NOV

10 am TR002332. Meet at Hamstreet sports field car park. 5 mile circular walk through Hamstreet woods to Ruckinge. Returning via the Royal Military Canal. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-632338

SUN 30st NOV

10 am TQ946344. Meet at Woodchurch recreation ground car park. 10 mile circular walk to Warehorne via The Wish. Lunch in Warehorne. The only pub seems to have shut sadly so pack lunch needed. Then along the Royal Military Canal , Saxon Shore way - to on  to Sly Corner, Pond Wood and back into Woodchurch. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01580-765466

SAT 6th DEC

13:30 pm TR019444 (TN24 9DN). ASHFORD RAMBLERS XMAS LUNCH and housewarming at 5 Tudor Road, Kennington, Ashford. Everyone is welcome from 13h30 onwards. Plenty of on-street parking. Food etc. will be arranged. Please let Paul know if you want to attend, so he knows how many to cater for.

01233-879279 / 07549935682 on day / ashfordwalkssec@talktalk.net

SUN 7th DEC

10 am TQ866528. Meet at Harrietsham Station. 10 mile circular walk: Harrietsham , Pilgrims Way, Deans Hill, pub stop at Wormshill. A couple of steep hills, a few stiles but generally flat through pasture, woodland and arable. Walk not suitable for dogs.

07734309155

SUN 14nd DEC

10 am TR078455 Wye Crown. Park at the Devils Kneading Trough restaurant. Approx 5 mile circular walk through the lovely valley behind the Wye Crown. If the restaurant is open, option of lunch or coffee afterwards. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-879279 / 07549935682 on day

SUN 21st DEC

NO WALK

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PROGRAMME. WOULD YOU PLEASE BE SO KIND TO CONSIDER PUTTING IN WALKS FOR THE SPRING (MAR-JUN) PROGRAMME? PLEASE COULD THEY REACH ME BY FEBRUARY 4TH? IF WE HAVE MORE WALKS FROM YOU, WE CAN OFFER MORE VARIETY TO THE ASHFORD RAMBLERS. THANKS A LOT, PAUL

SUN 4th JAN

10 am TR023521. Meet at Molash church. 5 mile circular walk from Molash church through Kings Wood and along part of the North Downs Way. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-642417

SUN 11th JAN

10 am TR007628 Oare. Park on road near Castle Inn. 8.5m figure-of-eight walk: out via Luddenham Court and Ospringe (5m). Return via Faversham Creek. Picnic lunch near Castle Inn. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01233-627761

SUN 18th JAN

10 am TR164410 Lyminge. Meet at the library. 6.5 miles circular morning walk through lovely countryside. Walk not suitable for dogs.

01227-711804

SUN 25th JAN

10 am TQ951495. Meet at School Road, Charing. 6 mile circular walk along fields and trackways, climbing up the downs to Warren Street. Involves a steep climb. Dogs on a short lead permitted.

01233-632338

SUN 1st FEB

10 am TR254384 Capel Le Ferne. Meet at the Cliff Top Café, Old Dover Road. 10 mile circular walk. Footpaths to Dover via West Hougham and Tower Hamlets. Picnics on seafront, Plenty of pubs nearby. Return along Saxon Shore Way (along cliff top). Dogs on a short lead permitted.   

01303-894692

SUN 8th FEB

10 am TR010505. Meet at Challock village hall. Snow drop walk. Lunch stop in the woods near Bourton Aluph. Ending at the church where they serve teas cake and snacks, short walk from there back to village hall. Dogs on a short lead permitted. 

01233-633551 / 01233-712423

SUN 15th  FEB

10 am TQ951495. Meet opposite the school, School Lane, Charing. A fairly easy morning walk  Charing, BurntHouse Farm Squids Gate, Westwell Downs approx. 6 miles . Dogs on a short lead permitted.

07734309155

SUN 22nd FEB

10 am TQ971458. Meet at Hothfield Common parking place. 7 mile circular river valley walk starting in the lovely nature reserve of Hothfield Common and then south to join the Greensands Way and Stour Valley Walk, following the River Spinney in places. Do bring a packed lunch. Dogs on a short lead welcome.

01233 879279/ 07549935682 on day

 

 

 

 

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