If you are interested in enjoying some of the beautiful countryside that Kent has to offer, come and join us for a walk around Waltham. Situated between Ashford and Canterbury, Waltham is a small village surrounded by fields and hedgerows that promise lots of wildlife and landscape photo opportunities. Our walk will take in a visit to the 13th Century Church of St Bartholomew and finish up with a drink in the nearby Compasses Inn (tea and coffee are available).
Please note that we will be walking on roads, across fields and over stiles, to a route of approximately 3 miles, so a fair level of fitness and sturdy footwear is required. Depending on the weather, be prepared for your shoes to get muddy - it is also worth bringing along a waterproof jacket just in case. Hopefully though, we will be enjoying some early summer sunshine!
As Waltham is in the heart of the countryside specific directions are quite detailed, so it is best to check the route on Google maps or use a sat nav (see below for postcode):
The basic route from Ashford or Canterbury is to take the A28 and turn off close to Godmersham, through Crundale and end up at our meeting point of:
St Batholomew’s Church, Church Lane, Waltham, CT4 5SS
The church has a fairly large car park that should accommodate all of us. If you are able to car share and have spaces available,please let others know via the meetup postings. Mobile phone reception is very limited in the village itself, so please make sure you’ve sorted out all the details before you set off.