On a slightly misty morning six of us met up in the car park at Chartham but got concerned on the sign that hinted we could be clamped , and knowing how painful that is we sent our ex head master to the local store to find out what the parking rules were . He eventually came back with very little information but eating a sausage roll that was massive . Taking the hint 2 members were dispatched to buy everyone one , which they did with good grace .
Suitably fed we set off along side the river Stour , by now the sun had come out and we could not think of any where we would rather be .
We followed the river until the footpath dictated we crossed over the busy A28 heading North towards the A2 . We soon got away from the road following the footpath through a large fruit farm along side fishing lakes
Following the Stour Valley Way heading in the direction of the A2 until it met the North Downs Way .
Entering a large wooded area we found a few stumps that made good seats for our tea break . Interesting in this area as goats are allowed to graze and it was very clear where they had eaten away at the tree trunks .
After a suitable break we carried on the NDW through Chartham Hatch and back into Chartham where we all enjoyed a ice cream brought by our ex head master
Really great walk with brilliant weather and company
Chartham Church Start Of Walk
Rivor Stour at Chartham
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