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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chartham-Canterbury

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers Especially Relations Down Under

Another late start this time because the Highways bods had closed the main route to the RV point so eventually 7 of us met up at the car park to the village hall at Chartham
Our leader had organised permission for us all to park there . The weather overcast and very windy but we set off to Canterbury following the Great Stour Walk. This is a well signposted and maintained route that took us past Thanington Lakes run by a local fishing club
Then simply followed the route along side the Stour to Canterbury, there were numerous signs of the various railways from days long past
At Canterbury we stopped at the Saffron Cafe for a bite to eat and a hot drink, once refreshed it was a matter of replacing our footsteps back to Chartham . Only about 6 miles but a very pleasant walk



 Just leaving Chartham with the Stour In Full Flood




 Thanington Lakes




 Canterbury In Distance
 Poor Photo But  Showing Canterbury In The Mist



 Canterbury
 Canterbury Castle










Church At Chartham

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bearsted-Allington

With the morning starting with a really deep frost six of us met up at Bearsted where we were treated with tea and sausage rolls,a small miracle that the mains gas supply was working as the contractors had discovered (via CCTV)a dead (obviously)rabbit up the 8" main,which had been there for 40 years. Suitably refreshed we set off walking through a beautiful Mote Park with its rainbow of colours . The mist on the lake made a magical setting .
On through Maidstone town to the side of the river Medway , Following this we basically enjoyed the riverside walk to Allington where we cut across country to the A229 where we caught a bus to Maidstone .
Here we got off the bus and walked back through Mote Park to Bearsted Shortish walk of only 6 miles but brilliant weather and views
THE WINTER CUMBRIAN

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The Bothy Nursery Garden now a retirement estate