Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


A glimpse in to the world of tablecloths,fine cutlery and a variety of home made cakes with tea.
Not forgetting the 5 mile walk up hill and down dale for 5 of us intrepids.
Muddy,misty,occasional light rain,no one else about.

ALL HOME MADE Many Thanks Ruth .

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Herne Bay

for lots of reasons no walk planned this week , mainly due to weather lady saying weather was rubbish . At last minute get phone call from Mr GY of Broadstairs who pleads that I meet him for a short walk in the rain at Herne Bay . He says he is so scared tat if he does not walk some lady by the name of Wendy from Australia will nag him and he is very scared of her
So just two of us met at Hampton Pier , Herne Bay and did a short 5 mile walk along the sea front .All because he is scared of Wendy Lady
As the weather was on the damp and cold side did not take a camera but there are loads on the blog from previous walks at Herne Bay
Still we passed a pleasant couple of hours putting the world to rights and finished with a lovely sausage and onion baguette
Here are just a couple of photos from previous walks in case she nags me but note weather was decent when I took these

Friday, December 08, 2017

12th Anniversary Christmas Dinner

So,we went here

and had some of this
and a couple of these.

I will add some statistics,when they are to hand ,but the Blog goes back 12 years with between
40 and 50 hikes a year.
Everyone has benefited from the exercise and fresh air ,a couple of minor injuries and deflated egos

CLICK HERE to view the area from a drone

I believe something like 22 different people have walked with the "core"group of about 8.
Je ne regrette  rien 

Next meeting is 20th December to celebrate the equinox and make a sacrifice
on a stone age Megalith,which are manifold hereabouts.

Au revoir bientot mes amis 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


What a super day,
what a lovely walk,
TC has excelled himself.
Starting at Bridge 5 chaps  walked in a big 8 mile circle.
Its autumn and a 40mph gale is blowing,but the trees are golden,the shadows are long ,the views are peerless.
It makes you happy to live in England .You could see for miles.Lots of old houses 16th 17th century with interesting 
features. Olde Worlde England at its best.
Click Here for Drone view of Bridge
I was almost tempted to a pub lunch at the end,there was a fire in the grate,hot grub,and beer and a sit down,from which it would have been difficult to get up from.I had a lovely high speed twisty turney drive back across country through empty roads.
When I arrived home the hall was full of ebay books and gizmos.I cooked Bangers and Mash (quick and easy)

Click THIS LINK and it will give you some idea of what heaven looks like.

he ‘Kingston Brooch’, an important piece of Anglo-Saxon jewelry dating from the 7th Century, was discovered in a Tumulus on Kingston Downs in 1771 by Rev’d. Brian Faussett who was Rector of Kingston. It is 8 cm in diameter, made of gold, with garnet, blue glass and shell settings. Now on display in the World Museum, Liverpool.

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the sun is so bright  it has caused the iris to contact an rendered the figures shadowy

16th century electrical wiring and cable clips

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


The actual step by step route of todays walk is below as penned by our leader as I just follow the leader . Five of us today met up at Selling railway station before setting off .
From car park at Selling station cross railway line over bridge and follow path across field to South Street. Turn right and then left and stay on lane until you reach some farm buildings then follow path signs until you reach Brickfield Lane. Turn right and follow lane to T-junction,cross straight over and enter path through Hurst Wood ignoring first turning on left but taking the second one out of wood onto Dunkirk Road. Cross straight over and follow track up through Arnold's Wood,turn right at top of hill and follow track around edge of Arnolds Wood and stay on this track until you reach the Saw Mill. Turn left at path sign post and follow path across field to stile into Goulds Wood,stay on this path,ignoring turning on left until you reach a road. Turn left along road until you reach a path sign on your right,follow this path into a plantation of apples and follow it through until you reach a road. Turn left and then right at path sign and follow path to steps on your left over railway line bridge back to car park.
This makes no mention of the amount of times we had to hack our way through the undergrowth as the path was badly overgrown Another good walk about 6 miles according to TC

Trying to be artistic , pipes stacked in a field 

JC and friends 

can you see the old car that has not moved for many years 

Tea break

Old landrover in there somewhere 

Trying to find the path 

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Chartham to Canterbury

This is yet another of our safe fall back walks when we are low on numbers and cannot be bothered to read a map Simply 4 of us met at the village Hall in Chartham then followed the Stour riverside path into Canterbury . He we stopped for a tea and sausage sandwich paid for by Mr GP ,
Then followed the same path back to our cars Pleasant walk and company . Around 8 miles in total All photos posted at low resolution so not as sharp as originals


River Stour near Chartham 

Just entering Canterbury