STOUR VALLEY WALK – CHILHAM to CHARTHAM to CHILHAM

CHILHAM TO CHARTHAM CIRCUIT

STOUR VALLEY WALK  – is a 58 mile (93km) recreational walking route that follows the River Stour, through the Low Weald and Kent Downs, from its source at Lenham to its estuary at Pegwell Bay.

The walk passes through some of Kent’s finest landscapes of downland, woodland, orchards, hop gardens and farmland; dykes and marshland;  unspoilt villages and hamlets; and historic towns.

This is our second leg walking part of the Stour Valley Walk, we’ve walked the section between Canterbury and Chartham, so it was natural to continue with the next section, especially since it is not far from Canterbury, and basically not far from home either.

WEATHER:  Forecast for the day was perfect, sunny with some clouds and a nice fresh breeze to remind us it is still only early March.  Forecast Temps: 12-14C with a wind chill factor of Feels Like: 9C  Wind: Southerly 12mph.

Getting to the Start:  We drove to Chilham and parked in designated parking just near the A252 on Taylors Hill road, without having to drive into the village, which has very narrow roads and limited parking in the square.  It was a short walk up the hill into the village, and the bonus with this parking area are the amenities (toilets).

PLEASE NOTE:  I am behind with my writing up of our walks… so for now I am uploading the photos of the walk first, and then hopefully will catch up along the way.  I hope!

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A well deserved afternoon cream tea at SHELLY’S TEA ROOMS… biggest scones I have ever seen or eaten.  So good!

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Published by: BSF

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia to Polish parents, my upbringing was totally influenced by strong family values, Polish culture and customs based on Roman Catholic calendar, as well as the folkloric aspect of dressing up in regional dress and performing in Polish Folk Dancing, as well as the consumption of many home cooked Polish meals. Today, I live with my English husband in the UK, and I am a mother of two (all grown now) and grandma to one (granddaughter 5yrs). I love to travel, walk, take photos, blog, cook and spend time with my family in Australia (when I get the chance). I have a huge interest in natural medicine, which lead me to study at university in my 40's. I love exploring what this life is about, which has included reading motivational, spiritual and self-empowerment books and attending self-empowerment courses.

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