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WALKS


Tickets for all Walks are £7. Numbers are limited so book early!


Tickets available from the Festival Box Office. All durations are approximate. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing, especially for the countryside walks, which may be muddy.


Please bring refreshments for longer walks. Dogs on short leads are welcome unless otherwise stated.


Saturday 16 October


Chilham, Chalk and Chestnut Across the Great Stour up onto the Kent Downs, through the ancient woods of Denge and Eggringe, returning past magnificent mansions and through Chilham. Pub lunch or bring a picnic. Meet: 9.45am Chilham railway station Leader: Jon Shelton Duration: All day (12 miles) Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership


Country Churches and Creeks around Faversham Starting from the Town Hall past the parish church and Queen Elizabeth’s School, proceeding across country to Goodnestone Court and Graveney Church. Returning via Nagden along the creek. No dogs please. Meet: 10am Faversham Town Hall Leader: Ray Cordell Duration: 3 hours Canterbury Group of the Ramblers


After Dark Canterbury Ghost Walk Vivid tales of hauntings around the city. Meet: 7.30pm Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Malcolm Campbell Duration: 1 hour 30 mins


Sunday 17 October


Wasters in the Woods Explore the colourful history and archaeology around Blean Common including medieval droveways, a 15th


century farm and rival


gangs of smugglers. Investigate medieval tile kilns and look for pottery wasters. Meet: 9.30am The Royal Oak Pub, 140 Blean Common, A290 (grid ref: TR117613) Leader: David Shire Duration: 3 hours 30 mins Blean Heritage & Community Group


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The Building Stones of St Augustine’s Abbey The ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey provide a rare opportunity to examine possibly the widest range of medieval building stone to be found in a single location in Kent. Meet: 10am Entrance to St Augustine’s Abbey, Longport Leader: Geoff Downer Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Literary Canterbury Discover Canterbury’s associations with writers who have been born in the city, or who have been drawn to it as a setting for their work. Learn why we say ‘What the dickens!’ Meet: 2pm Junction of Gas Street and Castle Street Leader: Maureen Ingram Duration: 2 hours Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd


Hidden Faversham Revealed Revealing the obscured and the obscure on this walk through historic alleyways and courtyards. Meet: 2.30pm Guildhall, Market Place Leader: Malcom Campbell Duration: 1 hour 30 mins


Monday 18 October


Bargeboards, bricks, battalions and brothels! An architectural amble to enjoy the buildings, ancient and modern, east of the city walls, including tales of Canterbury’s military past. Meet: 10am St Augustine’s Abbey entrance, Longport Leader: Dick Bolton Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


City Walls and Gates A circular walk on and around the city walls, looking at the only surviving gate and what remains of the others. Meet: 2pm Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Richard Ginman Duration: 2 hours Friends of St Mildred’s Church


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