Paleolithic rock shelter.

Monday, December 31, 2012


I would just like to wish all our readers a Very Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2013

Kent From A Hot Air Ballon A few Years Ago

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


The following text by our leader of the day LD hence good english for a change 

The group met this week at Camer Country Park. Leaving the Park at the southern entrance and skirting around two heavily ploughed fields we headed for Whitehill. The mention of hill seemed to induce a sense of panic amongst some of the group which continued throughout the walk. Having descended Whitehill we headed up hill across fields towards Meopham Green emerging on the green itself. A Fuji moment enabled the skilled cameramen in the group to take photographs of one of the few remaining working windmills in Kent as well as an unusual car transporter intent on causing an obstruction. Following the line of the green we descended again into the Whitehill valley. Sticking to the bed of the valley we arrived at Heron Hill. It was at this point that the leader for the day realised that what had once been a gentle slope, had overnight been transformed into a cardiac arrest mountain. This was the first of many potential points of rebellion. After ascending what seemed like several hundred feet but was in fact nearer to fifty, we struck off through woodland to Harvel.
We passed up the opportunity to rest for lunch at the village of Harvel allegedly because one of our number had sneaked a late breakfast at Camer before setting off and wasn’t concerned that his colleagues were feeling hungry. Following the Dene Lane Valley path we eventually stopped at the inevitable log for lunch – quarter of an hour later than normal. This is something of a record as John has normally eaten most of his lunch by 11.30. Climbing steadily along the valley side we eventually reached five ways with some spectacular views including one of the hills we needed to descend and ascend in order to return to Camer. It was at this point a mutiny was suggested. However, in view of the fact that no-one else knew where they were and the leader had kept the map firmly locked in his rucksack, the mutiny was easily put down. The return to the Park was uneventful and the walk concluded at Daffs Cafe with a welcome cup of tea.

 At start of walk

 Meopham Green

 Just one of many hills

 Bacon roll anyone

 Wolly Pig , anyone ever seen one before ??

The following photos are by JC

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chilham-Perry Woods

Before leaving home I checked the outside temperature . It was minus yes minus 5.6 deg C

Six of us met up at Chilham car park where luckily the temperature had crept up to minus 4 deg C so after wrapping up as best we could we set off up the hill into Chilham Square , then straight out the other side down to the main road . Here we crossed and walked over very frozen grounds through very bare orchards in the direction of Perry Woods . Upon reaching the wood we set off up the hill that seemed stepper then Mount Everest to a brilliant view point known as The Mount . Here we stopped at the picnic spot for a ten minute coffee break . By this time the sun had shown its face and it became a day when you are really glad you are retired and walking .
After a break we set off down hill but with thawing ground over a very muddy and slippery surface . Then through the village of Shottenden back along the main road to Chilham A very enjoyable 3 hour walk with great company

Chilham Square
 Apples Left To Rot

 Just To Show How Frosty It Was

 In Perry Woods

 The Mount View Point Top Of Perry Woods

 Chilham Village Hall

 The Following Photos By JC