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No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
1 Thu 26th
Dover
CT16 3DZ

WHO WAS ST RADIGUND?
Free car parking in the lower car park at Kearsney Abbey. Meet outside the Kearsney Abbey cafe. The walk involves some uphill sections, and includes walking up and down the sides of Alkham Valley, through ancient woodland and a visit to the ruins of St Radigund’s Abbey. But who was St Radigund, and why was an abbey built here? (earlier start to ensure car parking availability in the lower car park, as it can get busy)
Moderate pace. Two long and fairly steep inclines. Uneven path through woods
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09:30
2.25 hours
4

John Grace

07814786839

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
2 Thu 26th
Goodnestone Park
CT3 1PL



A GENTLE WALK FOR GENTLEFOLK AT GOODNESTONE
Park and meet on the grass below Goodnestone Park Gardens car park. Explore the picturesque surrounding countryside and the Serpentine Walk. (Arriving back in the village at lunchtime should allow opportunity for those who wish to visit the Old Dairy, the Fitzwalter Arms, or the Gardens afterwards.)
Moderate pace over very gently undulating fields
Maximum 20 places
10:30
2.5 hours
6.2

Rowena Pearce

07940544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
3 Thu 26th
Capel-le-Ferne
CT18 7JJ



THE WHITE CLIFFS PANORAMIC TRAIL DAY 1 CAPEL TO DOVER -LINEAR
Park in The Valiant Sailor Car Park, £2.00 for the day. We will visit the impressive Battle of Britain Memorial site, the sound mirrors, Samphire Hoe, WW2 fortifications and the Drop Redoubt on the way. Cliff Top Café lunch or bring your own. Regular return buses.
Moderate pace, cliff walk, some hills
Maximum 20 places
11:00
5 hours
7

Les Preston

01303 863495

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
4 Thu 26th
Folkestone
CT20 2EB



CARERS’ WALK
Meet at the Folkestone Leas Bandstand for a choice of two picturesque strolls for carers and those they care for. Two walks are offered 1) shorter walk of up to 1.5 miles at easy pace along the beautiful Leas - flat, accessible, suitable for those who use wheelchairs or have other mobility issues. 2) Longer walk - up to 3.5 miles, moderately paced, with one steep uphill climb - including the magnificently refurbished Harbour Arm, the famous Zigzag path & the botanical delights of the Coastal Park. The walks will finish with a communal lunch stop.

Maximum 20 places
11:00
3.5 hours
2
3.5
Sue Mott

07940 544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
5 Thu 26th
Deal
CT14 6HY

THE COUNTRY PARK WALK
Starting at Deal Pier. A relaxing stroll through the old town of Deal and nearby countryside. At Betteshanger Country Park, enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Leisurely pace
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14:00
2.5 hours
5

Diana Backwell

01304 372090
after 5 pm
No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
6 Fri 27th
Hythe
CT21 6AA

BEAUTIFUL HYTHE, HILLS, AND ITS WATERS (FIGURE OF 8 WALK)
Meet in Twiss Road (beside the canal bridge), Hythe. This interesting and unusual walk will include, in the morning: the Military Canal, The War Cemetery and woods around The Elham Valley Way. Various pubs, cafes in Hythe or bring own food. In the afternoon we will head in the opposite direction and enjoy discovering the varied nature of Brockhill Country Park. This is a figure of 8 walk, which you can join for the morning, or the afternoon, or complete both parts.
Moderate pace, some steep hills
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10:00 & 13:30
2.5+3 hours
4.8
5.5
John Grace

07814 786839

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
7 Fri 27th
Deal
CT14 6HY



FROM COAST TO DOWNS
Meet at entrance to Deal Pier. A circular walk through the countryside and historic villages around Deal and Walmer, following part of the White Cliffs Country Trail and returning via the coast, passing Walmer and Deal Castles. One hour stop for lunch in Ripple - please bring a packed lunch - refreshments may be available also in the village at the Plough Inn and/or at Solley's Ice Cream farm, both of which are nearby. Great views, varied landscapes.
Moderate pace, mostly gentle slopes - one steep flight of steps
Maximum 20 places
10\;00
8 hours
11

Andrew Swarbrick

07754 797848

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
8 Fri 27th
Whitfield
CT16 3LY

A WHITFIELD WANDER
Meeting at Whitfield Village Hall car park, this walk takes us into the country, through woods, across open fields and meadows, through small villages, appreciating the beautiful countryside at such a good time of the year. We will have a 20 minute snack stop en route (please bring your own snacks).
Moderate pace, mostly flat, some gentle slopes
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11:00
3.5 hours
8

Margaret Milsted-Williamson

07940 544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
9 Fri 27th
Dover
CT16 1LA



THE WHITE CLIFFS PANORAMIC TRAIL DAY 2 DOVER TO DEAL - LINEAR
Meet at the Channel Swimmers Monument on Dover seafront. A steady climb leads out of Dover. View the Dover totems. Cliff walk to St. Margaret’s Bay and the Dover Patrol Memorial, then on to Deal. Lunch stop, optional, at the Pine Gardens Tea Room or bring a snack. Regular return bus and train services available.
Moderate pace, cliff walk, some hills
Maximum 20 places
10:00
6.5 hours
9.5

John Pye

07414863194

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
10 Fri 27th
Eastry
CT13 0HE



EASTRY AND ITS RURAL SURROUNDS
Meet at the village car park in the High Street for this pleasant walk through ancient tracks and farmland with far reaching views. Our route takes in a solar farm as well as Chillenden Windmill, an older source of power supply. Optional visit to the Five Bells PH in Eastry.
Moderate pace, generally flat with slight inclines
Maximum 20 places
14:00
3 hours
7.3

Lesley Stephenson

07753 245969

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
11 Sat 28th
St Margaret's
CT15 6AQ



THE WHITE CLIFFS CHALLENGE – AN LDWA WALKING EVENT
Start from St Margaret’s Village Hall, near Dover. Start, from 08:30 - possibly a staggered start, will confirm details nearer the date. 12 hour time limit. We anticipate providing cold drinks and simple food at all checkpoints, with a simple meal at the finish - hot drinks should be available at the start and finish. Further details on SiEntries event page. For more information see group website. Long distance is 30 miles, short distnce is 16 miles: £10 or £8.
Strenuous. Rural paths and tracks, some near cliffs
All to finish by 20:30.
08:30

30
18
Neil Higham, LDWA



No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
12 Sat 28th
Deal
CT14 6HY



THE WHITE CLIFFS PANORAMIC TRAIL DAY 3 (AND SEA DEFENCES) – DEAL TO SANDWICH – LINEAR
Meet at the entrance to Deal Pier. Delightful coastal and estuary walk finishing in the medieval town of Sandwich. We will explore the Sandwich tidal flood defence scheme. Bus and train services back to Deal. Bring packed food for the day and plenty of water. (Note: This walk may have to be shortened if some of the footpaths have not been serviced by KCC)
Moderate pace, flat
Maximum 20 places
10:00
6 hours
10

Gavin Trevelyan

07903 456463

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
13 Sat 28th
Elvington
CT15 4DZ

A RICH SEAM – SNAP TINS AND A SUNSHINE WALK
Meet at the Elvington Community Centre car park, St Johns Road, Elvington, The walk takes us through our local mining past. It will follow the route the miners took to Tilmanstone Colliery including what was the pit yard. We will visit remains of the East Kent Light Railway and the abandoned Elvington Halt platform. We will continue on to Tilmanstone village, its church, and pass by North Court and Dane Court (once homes to the Rice family), past the remains of Knowlton Halt, returning along the Downs to the Community Centre for an optional cup of tea.
Moderate pace - undulating
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10:00
3 hours
5

Steve Durbridge

07940 544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
14 Sat 28th
Lydden
CT15 7EX

THE LYDDEN LOOP
Meet in Lydden Village car park, behind the Lydden Bell PH. We will walk westwards with beautiful views along the way and a spectacular valley. Thence up to Ewell Minnis, and from there a scenic, gentle descent back to the valley floor. Towards the end of the walk, we will go through the Lydden Temple Ewell National Nature reserve, before a gentle descent back to Lydden. Bring a packed lunch or an optional visit to the Lydden Bell Pub.
Moderate pace, some hills
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10:00
3.5 hours
8

Jan Filochowski

07879 698902

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
15 Sat 28th
Lyminge
CT18 8EW

THE HIGH DOWNS PANORAMA TRAIL
Meet in the Lyminge Village Hall lower car park. Bring a lunch meal or eat at a Battle of Britain pub on route, if Covid compliant. We walk along ancient footpaths with ever unfolding views of downlands and later panoramic sea views. An interesting and old church on the way with a local poem will bring a smile to all our faces!
Leisurely pace
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11:00
4 hours
7.2

Len Jeavons

07940 544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
16 Sat 28th
Walmer
CT14 7RN



FISH AND CHIPS WALK –LINEAR
Meet at Walmer Railway Station. Park in nearby streets. Walk to Dover via the White Cliffs. Optional Fish and Chips in Dover and return (at your own expense), by train or bus. Superb walk, setting sun, twinkling lights of Dover Harbour.
Moderate pace, undulating
Maximum 20 places
17:00
4.25
10.3

Lee Pickup

07932 812514

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
17 Sun 29th
Folkestone
CT20 1SE

ROYAL SAXON WAY
Meet at St Mary and St Eanswythes, the Folkestone Parish Church. A circular walk from the coast at Folkestone to the top of the Downs and return. We visit several early Anglo-Saxon sites starting with the Parish church, the site of a monastery founded by St. Eanswythe about 630AD, another similar monastery site in Lyminge and the tiny church in Paddlesworth. You need to be able to walk at 2.5mph and climb 2000 feet over the route. Bring packed food for the day and plenty of water.
Moderate pace, challenging
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09:30
8 hours
16.5

Andrew Swarbrick

07754 797848

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
18 Sun 29th
Alkham
CT15 7EE



BATTLE OF BRITAIN WALK
Meet at Alkham Village Green car park. Walk the lovely Alkham Valley with an optional visit to the Cat and Custard Pot pub for lunch, formerly frequented by Battle of Britain pilots from the nearby airfield at Hawkinge. Or bring own refreshments.
Challenging, hills
Maximum of 20 places
10:00
6 hours
12

Richard Blackford

07940544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
19 Sun 29th
Dover
CT17 9AU

WESTERN HEIGHTS AND SAMPHIRE HOE EXPERIENCE
Starting at the Albany Place car park (free on Sundays) we walk up to the Western Heights, taking in spectacular views and learning something of its military history. We continue down to Samphire Hoe, once the base for Channel Tunnel excavations but now preserved for nature under the great white cliffs. Time to walk around Samphire Hoe. Snacks available at the Visitor Centre or bring own snack
Moderate pace, some steep sections
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10.30
5.5 hours
7

John Grace

07814 786839

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
20 Sun 29th
Elvington
CT15 4DP

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KENT MINERS
Meet at the Miners Information Board, Adelaide Road/St Johns Road, Elvington. There is on road parking nearby. The walk will take us through the beautiful countryside and woodland settings, using some of the Miners Trail. We will pass through villages associated with the mining heritage of the area. This includes the former Tilmanstone Colliery, Nonnington, Aylesham and the statue remembering miners and their families, and the former Snowdown Colliery. Please bring a snack for a stop en route.
Moderate pace, some slight undulations.
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10:30
6.5 hours
10.5

Jim Bushnell

07948149938

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
21 Sun 29th
Dover
CT16 3EE



THE RUSSELL GARDENS LOOP
Meet in Russell Gardens, inside the gate nearest to Kearsney Abbey Car Park. Discover a little of the varied countryside that lies just beyond the better-known delights of Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey.
Easy pace, one long hill climb. Not suitable for buggies
Maximum of 20 places Please be aware, parking places are very limited.
11:00
1.5 hours
2.5

Lesley Stephenson

07932 812514

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
22 Sun 29th
St Margaret's
CT15 6AU

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
Meet in the village car park. A beautiful walk through the village, countryside, to the cliffs and enjoy a relaxing walk to the South Foreland lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the world to use electricity. After a pause there for any optional refreshments, we return along picturesque coastal paths to our starting point
Easy pace
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14:00
2.5 hours
4

Anne Bristow

07976 944396

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
23 Mon 30th
Dover
CT16 1LA



THE SKYLINE WALK
Meet at the North Downs Way Plaque on Dover sea front. Shortly we leave the urban sprawl behind and enjoy a bracing walk along the Western Beach. The White Cliffs Coastal Trail provides superb views over the Channel all the way to Dungeness. We cut inland for an optional lunch at Royal Oak, Capel, or bring own food. We follow the ridge line towards Dover passing through the astonishing Drop Redoubt, which must be seen to be believed. We finish with an optional refreshing drink on the sea front!
Some steep sections with stops to catch our breath and enjoy the views. Moderate Pace.
Maximum 20 places
10:15
6.5 hours
10

Jan Filochowski

07879 698902

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
24 Mon 30th
Dover
CT15 7AA



BREAKFAST WALK – FROM FARTHINGLOE FARM UPPER CAR PARK
Meet at Little Farthingloe Farm, just outside Dover. A walk to set you up for the day! A mixture of woods, skyline views, pretty villages and coastal sea views. Finishing with a pleasant trot downhill for an optional farmhouse breakfast.
Moderate pace
Maximum 20 places
07:30
2.5 hours
5.5

Les Preston

01303 863495

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
25 Mon 30th
Guston
CT15 5EW



THE ROUND DOVER RAMBLE
Meet at the Chance Inn at Guston. The Round Dover Ramble is a spectacular but quite strenuous walk taking in the five principal hills surrounding the town, including Whinless Down, Old Park Hill and the Western Heights. The walk, which offers magnificent views from all five hills, also passes Crabble Corn Mill and the Crabble ground of Dover Athletic FC. Bring a packed lunch
Moderate pace, challenging, some steep hills
Maximum 20 places
10:00
6 hours
12

Helena Trevelyan

07940544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
26 Mon 30th
Deal
CT14 7LH



NELSON’S SEAT WALK
Meet at Kingsdown Road Car Park (opposite Granville Road). This walk takes you on a gentle ascent along quiet roads and paths to fields and woodland. There are fine views of The Downs from Nelson’s Seat.
Easy pace, gentle ascent
Maximum 20 places
10:30
3 hours
5

Diana Backwell

01304 372090
after 5 pm
No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
27 Mon 30th
Deal
CT14 6HY



DEAL’S MINING HERITAGE
Meet at Deal Pier at 14:15. An interesting walk which embraces many remarkable features of our local mining history. This walk takes us through Betteshanger Country Park, to the iconic miner’s statue. We will pass a slagheap, the former pithead and Mill Hill, built to house former miners
Easy pace
Maximum 20 places
14:30
4 hours
8.4

David White

07932 812514

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
28 Tue 31st
Dover
CT16 1HW



DOVER CASTLE - RAMPARTS, BASTIONS AND BATTERIES
Meet at Broadlees Bottom car park, to the east of Dover Castle. Explore the ditches, battlements and grounds of Dover Castle by kind permission of English Heritage, whose officer Gavin Wright will lead the walk. Gavin will lead the walk behind the scenes at the much loved Castle, offering rarely seen views of the landscape and buildings and pointing out some of the resident wildlife.
Not suitable for children or dogs. Stout boots/shoes essential, walking poles helpful! Moderate difficulty, some steep slopes and uneven surfaces
Maximum 20 places
09:45
3 hours
6

Gavin Wright
Dover Castle
07932 812514

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
29 Tue 31st
Lyminge
CT18 8HS



NORTH DOWNS PANORAMA
Meet at Lyminge Library car park which is on No.17 bus route from Folkestone and Canterbury. Ascend to the crest of the North Downs scarp with great panoramic views towards the Channel coast and across the Elham Valley. Return via rolling fields and narrow lanes, with some local history and features described along the way. Sandwich/baguette at the Coach & Horses PH, Lyminge (optional).
Moderate pace, hilly
Maximum 20 places
10:00
3 hours
6.5

Peter Corkill

07879 351387

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
30 Tue 31st
Elham
CT4 6TL



THE ELHAM SPLENDOUR
Meet in Elham Square near the church entrance. There are various other parking places around the village within a short walking distance. The walk provides fine views of the Elham valley, woodlands and beyond. Optional choices for refreshments in the village.
Easy pace
Maximum of 20 places
10:00
2.5 hours
5.1

Len Jeavons

01303 862862

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
31 Tue 31st
Dover
CT17 9NN



WHINLESS DOWN AND BEYOND
Meet in the car park in Elms Vale Recreation Ground for this circular walk from Elms Vale onto Whinless Down, towards Church Hougham. Come and enjoy this ancient, peaceful landscape. Offering panoramic views of three of Dover’s valleys and of the castle and port from a different viewpoint
Moderate pace, with long, steep hills
Maximum 20 places
10:00
3 hours
6

Lesley Stephenson

07753 245969

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
32 Tue 31st
Sandwich
CT13 9AH



SANDWICH BAY WALK
Meet in the forecourt of Sandwich Guildhall. Walk to the beautiful Sandwich Bay via Worth, the marshes and the bird watching area, then return to the town via sand dunes and riverside.
Moderate pace, mostly flat
Maximum 20 places
11:00
3 hours
6.5

Jerry Swallow

07940544211

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact
33 Tue 31st
Walmer
CT14 7LH



WALMER AND DEAL CASTLES WALK
Meet at the Kingsdown Road car park, opposite Granville Road. This easy paced walk passes by both Walmer and Deal Castles, two of three fortresses built to repel enemy invasions in times gone by. The walk starts near Walmer Castle, heads towards the castle then up to Hawksdown into the countryside with great coast and country views. Then turning back towards Deal we walk a section of Deal’s Marine Heritage Trail and on to Deal Castle, returning to Walmer via the seafront.
Moderate Pace, some undulating sections
Maximum 20 places
11:00
2.5 hours
5

John Pye

07414863194

No. Date Walk start point and description Time Miles Contact