Wednesday, April 05, 2006
SPRING ARRIVES IN THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND
Our walk today 5th April,was in bright sunshine,with the odd cold breeze,but mostly warm.
We started at Chilham Village and walked up the hill to the Kings Wood and the North Downs Way.We then peeled off into Godmersham Park.The Park is very neatly kept and has Godmersham Hall in the grounds,this house being the inspiration for jane Eyre's Pride and Prejudice(her brother lived there)Crossing the busy A28 we passed under the railway and turned left to follow it along the valley floor.
The maps and footpath signs are ambiguous further on,and we had a little dither before we found the hole in the hedge.We walked through a farm/timberyard where there were dogs,geese,ducks,all making a racket.Back across the A28 and fields to Mountain Lane and into Chilham Village .The pub had NO bitter,NO alcohol free,and the food was not what we would normally expect.However it was a good walk,not too strenuous and about 5 miles .It was good to be out in the sunshine and feel the warmth.