Paleolithic rock shelter.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

McMillan's Nurses Charity walk North Downs way

It was decided to go for sponsorship for the above charity on a walk of 15+ miles Chilham to Lenham along the NDW.Following overnight thunderstorms,the WX was quite kind to us,a hazy sun,an occasional breeze ,no rain ,and firm underfoot.Six of us RV at lenham and caught the train to Chilham.We had undertaken this walk in the middle of winter and this was quite a contrast.After Chilham we went into the Kings Wood and had our first break in the coppiced area .Our next stop was the pub at Boughton Aluph,where we had time for a quick half.A little further on we stopped for sandwiches at St Mary's abandoned church at Eastwell.
We met up with another 3 of our walkers just past Charing and managed to make it to Lenham,where we again gravitated to a pub.
More details will be posted as to amounts raised etc as they become vailable.
Thats Tea

Love interest


At this point we were a little tired

London Pride


  1. Good on you for doing the charity walk. Hope you managed to raise a good amount. Next Saturday I'm doing a 20 mile NDW challenge walk out of Kemsing for their local church roof appeal. Wish me luck :-)

  2. Hi Glen
    Thanks for the comment.John raised in excess of £1K,it was an ad hoc walk.Thick socks ,plenty to drink,and positive attitude.We are only doing about 3 miles weds,as we are collectively worn out.
    Good show,and Good Luck.

  3. Well done. Raising over £ 1 k is a great achievement. Just hoping the weather will be kind to me on Saturday.

    Last Saturday I had the hair brained idea of walking from Gravesend to Dartford cross country via Southfleet, Darenth etc as practice.

    I now have a rather large blister on my heal :-(

  4. Pleased to report that I managed the 20.3 miles round Kemsing in 8 hrs 27 mins. Not bad for a first timer. Some of the other participants were doing the walk for the seventh or eighth year running.... One large blister and aching knees at the end but otherwise all was fine. Will write about it on my blog (eventually) when I get an hour or two to spare.