Wednesday, January 18, 2006
EAST MALLING BARMING WOODS JAN 18th
We all met up for Breakfast at the East Malling Staff restaurant"Bramleys"and had the big breakfast served by the girls.Very good very homely and reasonably priced.
two of the chaps dropped out after breakfast as they had copper and brass to turn on their lathes, and the rest carried on towards Hermiatge lane Barming.
BeforeHermitage lane we turned right over the rail footbridge and skirted around Gallaghers quarry.The houskeeping on this piece of countryside is excellent and is a credit to the owner.
Into Barming woods and Muddy paths,a couple of the chaps were wearing gaiters for the first time.A little instruction was given on the use of a marching compass,which proved a waste of time as we got a little lost later!We crossed Kiln Barn lane and used the footpath around the back of Fouracres and went along Rocks road in East Malling village.
Using the Wateringbury road we located a footpath to Cottenham close and a new rail crossing through a tunnel by a new housing estate.Back past the village church and onto the Research station and back to the RVP>a drink was had ,the dogs were fed biscuits and we split up and went home tired.Next week Faversham!.