Paleolithic rock shelter.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eighth Anniversary 410 posts and 53,700 pageviews

Its been 8 years (Dec 2005)since we first met up at Dover Cliffs for a 7 mile walk.
The group formed from staff from East Malling Research Station who had retired ,and their relatives.We have been as far south as Vimy,
as far east as Broadstairs,north as Tilbury and west as Westerham.
There have been no rows,no fights,lots of B******T.
Heavy Rain,light rain,driving snow,Ice,low temperatures,mud,wind,
Sunshine,heat,sore feet,a broken wrist,etc.
We have been temporarily disorientated(lost) a few times,have met many interesting people,had several pub lunches,ridden on many buses courtesy of our free passes.Quite a few train journeys,a few boat trips,
Everyone is still talking,its difficult to choose our"best walk"as quite a few have been really good,considering we rarely leave the County of Kent.The average age in the last photo was almost 68.
When we fall asleep in the afternoon we've earned the rest.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bluebell Hill Circular Walk

A very damp and misty day RV @ BBH picnic site,and set off towards Cossington through the mud.Then along  to the NDW and down to Boxley Church along a slippery tortuous path.We had coffee sitting in the drizzle and then set off to the Lower Bell where we had Tunnocks Tea Cakes,and thence to Kit's Coty and the Upper Bell
Very tiring(getting old?)with lots of exertion,maybe I should have sat by the fire and dozed.There were 6 of us and we did about 7 miles.

 Near start of walk at top of Bluebell Hill This is a Roman Road

 GP was at BS level 7 at this point Cossington Police Comsite
 Typical wet footpath

War of the Worlds scenario

 Another stop to let the photographer try to recover The Alpha Male is sporting distinctive head plumage to atttract fertile females.

 Boxley at its church in the misty distance

Last stop at Kits Coty  "you lookin at me?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No Walk-watch this instead

Jacobite view full screen

This is an excellent clip of the Jacobite steam excursion.
Sorry no walk this week,torrential sleet,temp around freezing
The cyclists went out yesterday ,very cold and sunny


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Charing Circular Walk

Greeting to new found relative Carol in Australia

The first sunny day we have had for ages eight of us met up in Charing , although the youngest member managed to go to the wrong meeting place, would you believe he worked in education
We were also honoured to be joined by two of the cycling group and who were also  two of the original walking group when it started many moons ago
After walking through the village and resisting the temptation of the shop selling sausage rolls we kept to the lanes therefore keeping out of the very muddy footpaths and walked to Westwell were we stopped for a lunch break and to watch a signwriter at work .
We then followed a route we had traveled a few times  to the Glider club where Mr  GP treated every one to a much needed cup of tea and a few took the opportunity to have something unhealthy to eat .
Following the lanes and footpaths we joined the North Downs Way and back to Chilham
8 of us about 3 1/2 hrs and 8 miles

 Sun at last

 Lunch Break
 A Real Signwriter

 Near Westwell Church

 JC and friend

 Following by JC

 GPs treat at the glider club