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

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BLUEBELL WALK CHALLOCK










We RV'd @ Chilham Village car park,there had been a frost at 06:00 a bit surprising,but the sun was out when we started off.We took our usual route along the North Downs Way along the fringe of the Kings Wood to the western end and then doubled back through masses of bluebells.We saw some deer, lots of wood ants nests and a sparrowhawk.On our way back we deviated towards Godmersham Hall and went to the bottom of the ridge and then back to Mountain Street.
We did,of course,have a scout around for the English WW2 resistance headquaters bunker,but understand that it was demolished at war's end.
about 9 to 10 miles and 6 of us .It became quite hot at the end of the walk.
All hi res pix-help yourself.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pluckley Egerton circular walk



I think I heard a faint voice saying"Will you all just go away and leave me in peace"?
















We met at the Black Horse pub (food less said etc)and started down the hill.A perfect day,with bright blue skies and hot sunshine.Our first encounter was with a guard dog with laryngitis and a strange muted bark.We used the Greensand way ,still managing to deviate from the chosen route and then re establishing later.Some breathtaking views of the Weald as far as Sussex.
After about 3 miles we came into the village of Egerton and made our way to the church ,whilst one of our number tried the local beer.We made ourselves comfortable in the churchyard,the clock face is very unusual being the first one I have ever seen with a Roman IV instead of the usual IIII.
Three of our number are related and have traced their roots back to here ,which made it a bit more interesting for them.Down the steep hill toEgerton Forstal,and then across the fields to regain the Greensand way.we were admonished by some miserable old sod for not having our dog on a lead where sheep were loose,only problem-not our dog.Up a couple of steepish hills ,and back to the cars.
about 7 miles and 7 of us

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cuxton Holly Hill Snodland

He saw a small silver coin glinting in the long grass,and like a flash he was on his knees.
this looks a bit early









THIS IS CALLED "MALCOLM'S HILL" FOR SOME REASON


YOU COULD FRIGHTEN THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF NAUGHTY KIDS WITH THIS






THESE ARE THE TWO LADIES THAT WILL BE LOOKING AT OUR BLOG LATER!














Starting at Ayelsford village car park,we walked to station and caught a train.\Alighting at Cuxton we walked parallel to the track and emerged by the North Downs Way at the A228.
To the woods!-The bluebells are out 3 weeks early(I was warned of this yesterday).
The weather was very misty and humid following last nights thunderstorms in the county.
A very pleasant mix of open valleys and hill crest wooded walks.Bluebells in profusion.
We met a couple of Lady walkers going the other way,whilst we were stopped for our first break.
The sun started to come out and there was a refreshing breeze,the temp rose to 22C eventually.
Very pleasant walking conditions ,slightly muddy where the 4 x 4 boys had been having fun-but live and let live.
After Holly hill ,down to the valley bottom and back up to the crest and then dropping into Snodland ,a bag of chips,a 20 minute wait for the train ,and back to Aylesford.
A rub down with the Sporting Life and a lie down for me
6 of us,11+ miles
an all round nice walk.