http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2
Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chilham-Shottenden

About 6 miles maybe 7 ,felt like 10 (to me) just 3 of us,quite hot,and humid and sunny,any breeze was immediately noticeable.From Chilham we walked north through the Apple and Pear orchards to New Forest lane,crossed over and through steps that were overgrown.Up to the crest,on to Grove rd Perry wood,and then after a brief sit down on a fallen tree,at the top of a very long climb,towards Shottenden through more orchards.
Then Denne manor road and then on an old neglected rutted path to the A251 a left turn and a hike back to the car park,

Yesterday I was talking to a Portugese girl in the park,(365 acres,Oak,Beech,Yew,Walnut )and she said she loved England for the rain and the greenery,Portugal being 40C+ and fires raging out of control.
Here,its like there's air conditioning on most of the time.

Below are some Oast Houses unique to hop country.






Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

This chap kept flying past at 700'
AKERS steps 333 of them to the top
The morning started with an English breakfast at the Clifftop Cafe which was very good and we were noisily disruptive ,like schoolboys on a day out.

Along the base of the cliffs at Sampire Hoe,which is made from the spoil of the channel tunnel and is an isthmus.So we trudged(for that is the best description)along the shingle beach for 3 miles until we could take no more .We returned to the Hoe and had an ice cream.
An argument/discussion ensued about the purpose of a ship that was just outside Dover Docks,the photo below will lay the argument to rest as it was a cable layer (fibre optic)


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The cable laying non oligarchical ship.
The British antarctic ship "Sir David Attenborough"was to be called ,by overwhelming popular vote "Boaty Mac Boatface"and as democracy is challenged nowadays it was not accepted-However,the Swedish railways have 4 new trains and are calling one TrainyMc Trainface to show their superior sense of humour.

Shakespeare Halt with Akers steps to the right of the Tunnel

The Coal mine that once went under the channel



The access tunnel to the Hoe being built/enlarged

In answer to a query here are the smoke vents hundreds of feet above the Shakespeare cliff tunnels







Throwing stones at the Frenchies                                                                  



Wednesday, August 02, 2017

HUCKING WOODLAND TRUST


4 chaps 6 miles uphill downhill through the weeds,over the stiles (falling at one point)windy,
grey but temperate.the map is not owned by me and is for educational purposes.
It rained as we returned to the cars.
A walk of optimum duration and effort.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Camer


Three intrepid walkers met at Camer Park with the senior member of the group having put in a request - no hills. The walk went from Camer towards Meopham and back across the railway and the orchard towards Cobham. From here we went at right angles towards Jeskins Park and on to the Wealdway where we returned towards Sole Street. A wander around some of the more salubrious streets of Sole Street led us to the back of Camer. Passing Sir Michael Gambons pad we reached up at Daph's Cafe where we indulged in bacon baguettes and sausage sandwhiches with tea  thanks to Mr Lea the youngster of the group . As the request for a hill free walk was met the senior member might like to give some consideration to  future requests about the weather as we were subjected to several showers throughout the walk.

Sorry but the photos not that good , got lazy and left camera on auto which is never a good idea








No we are not lost again

Fancy a holiday in a quite location

Prefab church Not many of these around