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

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

AYLESFORD-PETERS VILLAGE

RV@ Aylesford Bailey Bridge car park.Through the Hengist garden to the High Street and up the hill
past the Exchange and crossing to the Friars we contiued through the waste processing plant (night soil)
and through all the stinging nettles ,emerging at the Solar farm (1.2MW)which is my annual consumption,along the concrete path and out into the open at St Mary's (Burham) Church
which showed evidence of Roman  Tesserae ,this is where a causewayed enclosure was excavated finding a Shale Bangle recently CLICK HERE or remain ignorant.Arriving at Peters village where we stopped for a Custard Tart etc,a lovely location newly constructed with a superb view of the river,and
the new bridge,linking the Land of Snod with the World.

4 chaps 4-5 miles.

Want some music?   Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes & Sharon Paige , Listen to the superb orchestration by Gamble and Huff,The Sound of Philly,






Sunday, May 20, 2018

RANSCOMBE FARM CUXTON

RV@ Cuxton station amidst a large group of chattering aged ramblers.
Pilgrims way,on to a footpath through the estate up a STEEP path to the Rail line crossing
which had Red/Green lights to advise crossing safety.
I'm not really sure where we went after that,some nice wood,more hills ,open meadows,
and a Spitfire Flypast.And a field of 1 Metre high blue flower crops (single flower)with a fern-like leaf.
A phone call to a retired farmer friend (yes I do have a friend)he was also baffled and had also seen this crop,all Google does is bring up Lavender.It was a very large field ,
back towards the east again and up hills,and to the railway station car park.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Chilham

On a lovely sunny day 6 of us met up near Kings Wood at Chilham with the idea of wander through the woods looking at the bluebells before they disappear for another year
This walk started with a long climb up a very steep hill and it is at the top where we start to see the bluebells Although they were there it is at the end of the season and the colours were starting to fade but still impressive
We simply wandered and enjoyed the day , after following the tops of the hills we made our way back to the cars via Godmersham House Only 5 miles but very pleasant
Photos not good and a lot taken of the bluebells with an idea of turning them into a panorama which I will do later
Start of walk 

































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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Chartham to Canterbury

long time since I have joined the group but this was planned as a flat walk we have done many times and always enjoyable . Nine of us met up at the village hall in Chartham and then walked those few paces to the riverside and simply followed the Stour on its way to Canterbury . Initially the path along side the river is tree lined and really lovely with the sun breaking through . This then goes to open countryside all the way into Canterbury . Here we went into the local café for a well earned food and drink stop . Refreshed we retraced our steps but on the way back we hit by a 10 minute downpour .
About 7.5 miles and guess 3 1/2 hrs but that include a few breaks and the stop in the café
Sorry photos not that good and for ease low resolution







Church at Chartham , start of walk
This church has England's oldest brass effigy
and to facilitate brass rubbing ,a replica is along side it.
 C 1306 so there!

Charham Park 

Riverside Walk 

Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings or where broken branches lie on the ground. The few exceptions include the goat willow (Salix caprea) and peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides). One famous example of such growth from cuttings involves the poet Alexander Pope, who begged a twig from a parcel tied with twigs sent from Spain to Lady Suffolk. This twig was planted and throve, and legend has it that all of England's weeping willows are descended from this first one.[4][5]


In case you cannot work it out it is the river with weeds 






seems this was blown over in recent high winds 





Why is it when we see this we all mentioned GP 

Waiting for me to catch up





Bridge over river

Canterbury




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