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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Meopham

This week we met up at the home of the youngest member of our little group for a "short walk" he was going to lead . The walk started off in the best possible manner in that I got a cuddle from his very young and lovely wife
He has promised to send me a description of where we went but being a typical youngster it has not arrived yet but I will enter it here once (if) it arrives
Just to say we left his abode , walked passed Meopham village green then no idea where . As I said he promised a short walk but ended up walking 7.3 miles with lots of very long and steep, very steep, hills
At the end of a long hard walk we ended up back at his house for a brilliant spread of home cooked cakes, pies etc , we now realise why he is a happy chappie

Description of walk by the youngster added later

After a prompt start the gang made its way from Whitehill Road to Meopham carefully avoiding the hill which we saved for the end of the walk. From Meopham Green we left the A227 to join Steels Lane which rejoins the A227. Crossing over to Ifield Road we eventually joined  New Street Road at the farm. Touching on the outskirts of Hodsoll Street we turned back towards the Wrotham Road. Returning via Culverstone we  headed towards Happy Valley past some interesting housing before the long haul along Happy Valley to Meopham Green. The group chose the shortest route to Whitehill Road which might not have been the wisest move. The ensuing hill all but finished off some members of the group who were only motivated by the prospect of cakes. At the top of the hill some respite was afforded by the  two fire appliances that had been called out for a loft fire. On reaching the end of the of the 7.3mile stroll the group enjoyed bowls of potato and leek soup, followed by copious cakes washed down with cups of tea.


Village Green at Meopham

One of many steep hills



GY insisted I took this still no idea why


Typical find in the Kent countryside





Logs anyone

Guess what another hill

Never ending hill

Brilliant spread