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Hillforts, Ancient Woodland & Canterbury - Kent Weekend or Day Hike 1
In conjunction with London Explorers. (http://www.meetup.com/London-Explorers/) 11.5miles/18km approx/Circular A fantastic walk exploring the countryside close to the historic city of Canterbury across ancient woods and past an Iron Age hillfort. MEETING FOR WALK Outside Canterbury East station from 10.15am to leave just after the train from Whitstable & London at 10.19am. This is a circular walk of approx. 11.5miles from Canterbury. If staying in Whitstable you will need to get a short train ride to Canterbury or drive to Canterbury for the start of the walk. Canterbury East station, Station Road East, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RB MEETING AT LONDON The 8.34am train from London Victoria gets to Canterbury East for 10.19am. The meeting point is an official meeting point symbol directly opposite the Upper Crust shop & the Gatwick Express entrance close to platform 13 & 14 (The organizer will meet you at Whitstable). I would suggest meeting at 7.45am to give you time to get tickets. Cost £6.50 this is via paypal for each hike day hike. Train from London: One return from London to Canterbury £27.20 or £18 with a group save or network railcard. Train from Whitstable: 9.50am from Whitstable gets to Canterbury East for 10.19am (one change at Faversham) £8.10 return or £5 approx with a groupsave or network railcard. Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Colin[masked]. This is the first day of a two day weekend of walks from Whitstable. If you want to stay over Whitstable will be our base. You can of course do the walks separately and all walks are accessable by public transport. Second Day - Coastal Bays & Ruins/Whitstable to Margate – Kent Weekend Day 2 www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/events/[masked]/ Accommodation is either B&B or camping & various options exist, we will meetup in Whitstable for social dinner/drinks in the evening and some drinks after the walk in Canterbury. Camping: ww.primrosecottagecaravanpark.co.uk/about.php RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; please update your RSVP beforehand. Please see our RSVP policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/RSVP_for_Walks/) Weather: See BBC Weather (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/) Please see our weather policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Weather/) Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Dog_Policy/) Walking Safety Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You should wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking shoes, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. Please see our Terms and Conditions (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Terms_and_Conditions/)

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Welcome to Chiltern Explorers a walking social group aiming to do a wide range of guided walks across the Chilterns and further afield exploring other fantastic British countryside.

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Most of our walks start at a convenient tube or railway station and aim to get the best deals on any group save tickets for trains and try when possible to look for free car parking giving you as many travel options as possible.

All our walks are well researched, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery or urban views in the company of other like-minded individuals and of course you will be keeping fit. Most walks end with a well-deserved pub stop with a strong social ethos.

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The walks are very varied with a relaxed feel, mainly around ten miles and at the weekend but some short walks from seven miles to longer faster paced walks of up to 20 miles and some mid-week walks. We are enthusiastic about photography and encourage sightseeing.

We are twined with a more city urban walking group London Explorers (http://www.meetup.com/London-Explorers/) and often do events together. Chiltern explorers is based to the west of London in the gorgeous Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and also does a wide range of weekends away to other UK National Parks and other AONBs.

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Chiltern Explorers is unusual for many outdoor meetup groups in that it currently only arranges the walks and leaves the accommodation up to the members giving members the option to go on the days they want and stay according to their budget, many members also car share for trips away. The weekends have a good social atmosphere and comradery.

The country walks have covered the Chiltern and Surrey hills, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head and the Lake District amongst many others.

I hope you decide to join us!

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