Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Chilham & Bluebells

Chilham-Godmersham 7th May 2008

On a very sunny morning five us met up at the car park just outside the village of Chilham with a view to walking through the local woods to see the bluebells
Setting off up the hill into the village square stopping only to take a couple of photos of the lovely surroundings.
Then on through the village and followed the country lane to the south of the castle until we eventually got to "Kings Wood " Here the bluebells simply covered the complete grounds beneath the trees about to come into bud.
We basically followed various woodland trails enjoying the peace and country air, even having the luck to see about 6 deer crossing the path in front of us
After a couple of hours wandering here and there we got back to the start of Kings Wood and instead of going back the way we came we diverted down the hill to pass Godmersham Hall . This was the home of Jane Austens brother and it is understood she used to stay they and in fact based her famous novel on the house.
Then onwards crossing the main road and followed different footpaths until we eventually made it back to Chilham for a quick but well earned pint

Chilham Castle
Lakes Rear Of Chilham Castle
Bluebell in Kings Wood
Godmersham Hall/House
Just Outside Godmersham Hall
Rear Chilham Castle In Distance

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