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