Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


On a cold frosty morning with the air temperature of minus 2C five of us met at the car park in Charing .We then walked to the local railway station where we had to try to work the ticket machine which for us old codgers was hard work Here we caught the train to Harrietsham just two stops along the line
At Harrietsham we left the train and headed North along the footpath to Harrietsham Church , followed the footpath skirting the church to eventually meet the North Downs Way 
This proved to be very muddy and made the walking really hard but all we could do is follow the NDW , stopping for a short tea break by the cross on the hill near Lenham After the brief stop is was just a matter of keeping to the NDW until we arrived back at Charing Total of 8.13 miles but hard walking do to conditions underfoot
Due to the fact this walk is described better in earlier blogs along with better photographs I did not take many photos this time
Harrietsham Church

Harrietsham Church trying to be artistic especially for GY

Memorial Cross outside Lenham

The only dry bit of the NDW near Charing

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Just four this week met up near the Marine Hotel at Tankerton and made our way to beach level then simply turned West . Although the sun was out there was a bitter North wind that made it a rather chilly walk . Following the beach path it took us to the harbour where we stopped for 10 minutes to watch the local fisherman gut their catch and work on the fishing boats .
As this was not a real spectator sport we followed the sea route past various houses and when we ran out of paths cut back inland to find a local café
This is another of our walks we have done many times so nothing new to report , in al about 5 miles
Tankerton looking West

Near Whitstable Harbour

Sea Shells

Entrance To Harbour

Fishing boats in Whitstable Harbour

Gutting catch of the day Dogfish

Oyster Shells

Peter Cushing lived here

In honour of one of our group

Wednesday, January 06, 2016


It had been raining excessively for weeks,and the river was in flood,so I thought that,as I couldn't drive a car or bus through it,we would walk though it.It was flowing very fast and the footpath was impassible at several points and we had to detour.We had a spot of breakfast at Saffron cafe,and returned by bus.
about 6 miles 6 of us.Cloudy/sunny 10C up to 15C in the sun.

A couple of the pix are the charming back footpaths through the city wall.