Paleolithic rock shelter.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


The sun has got his hat on (at last)and the temp went up over 12C.We RV at Chilham car park and crossed the

A Dali Llama
A252 and plodded up Long Hill(does what it says on the tin)and into OWL.To Upper Ensign and then back to new Forge lane and then in to Perry Wood.Skirting the mount we made or way back to the A252 and thence forthwith to the car park,where we grunted and groaned as we removed our collective boots.
4 chaps 7 miles sunny mild.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Yours for £6,250,they say there are 2 good days when you own a boat,the day you buy and the day you sell.

Thats harty over there,we were there last week.

The big tug is from Newhaven Harbour

A nice sunny morning for once,not too cold.We set off from Sittingbourne by train(new HST Javelin)and arrived at Faversham 12 minutes later and then dived in a cafe for a cup of char.Up through Davington and Oare and then on to the Saxon Shore Way clockwise around the creek.Lots of sea birds and muddy footpaths.We stopped for coffee halfway and then completed the walk into the town and had a bag of chips on the way back to the station where I had arranged for a train to be waiting for us.4 of us travelled return for £2.10 each!on a group ticket.Here is the map and our pictures
5+1+1=7 miles sunny coldish 4 chaps.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


This unusual feature is a hill

This is where we are 1 metre above mean sea level

Here is the bull,who regarded us from a distance

This red hat can be seen from outer space
Everyone is worn out!It was nine miles .We started in the Cosy cafe (good move)and then set off towards the cemetary,where there is a sort of stile with a sort of footpath marker.then down by the holiday village,across unmarked paths running along scrubby hedgerows.Heading south we came to Capel fleet viewing area at Pump Hill,where we stopped for coffee.Down to Elliotts,and then the road to Harty where I have been warned that the footpath had been relocated ,so we turned off at Long farm (where there isn't a farm?)down the hill and right and north to Capel gate where we passed through a field where there was a bull in the middle distance,and some strange looking cattle in another field that looked like bison from a distance .We the turned down Harty ferry road
to Old Counter wall where we couldn't cross the bridge as the reeds were flooded,and looked dodgey.
we therefore went back to Pump Hill and retraced our earlier steps.We did of course,see the Marsh harriers
and an unidentified bird south of the cemetery that wasn't a kestrel but who knows?
the whole area is a bit spooky like the Romney Marsh.
A dull day,a bit windy no rain.
6 chaps 9 miles and a long sleep.

We have the maps out,not a good sign

Down the road from here was 1 metre  AMSL.   I forgot to mention the two dead swans around 1km south of Capel gate,my colleagues put it down to a fox,as the necks had been unusual sight.A set of vehicle tracks up to one of the birds indicate that someone has investigated this.