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Tuesday 19 October

The King’s School Canterbury From Marlowe to modern times, a walk through the history of one of the oldest schools in England. Meet: 10am The Mint Yard Gate, The Borough Leader: Mary Berg Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Covert Wood and Jumping Downs Beginning in Barham, a stroll to Jumping Downs nature reserve, then through Covert Wood before crossing the fields to Hearts Delight. Meet: 11am Barham Village Hall, Valley Road, Barham (grid ref: TR206496) Leader: Carol Donaldson Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

Wednesday 20 October

Canterbury A to Z A walk through the city’s history from Augustine to Zoar. Archbishops, Benefactors, Conquerors, Gardeners, Missionaries, Pilgrims, Romans, Royalty and many more. Meet: 10am Lady Wootton’s Green Leader: Andrea Russo Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Woodland Past and Woodland Future From archaeology to Kent Wildlife Trust’s restoration for the woodland’s future. See the Konik ponies and Long Horn cattle now helping with this work. Meet: 10am Anemone Way, Herne Common, off A291 (grid ref: TR175651) Leader: Carol Davis Duration: 2 hours Blean Heritage & Community Group

The Museum of Canterbury An opportunity to find out about the history of Canterbury without any risk of rain! Meet: 11.15am Museum of Canterbury, Stour Street Leader: Lis Hamlin Duration: 1 hour 30 mins Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd

Canterbury’s River Exploring the defining importance of the river in the development of Canterbury over the centuries. Meet: 2pm Castle grounds, Gas Street Leader: David Birmingham Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Thursday 21 October

Lady Wootton’s Green to St Martin’s Church The visual record of the introduction of Christianity to the English and traces of the centuries since. No dogs please. Meet: 10am Lady Wooton’s Green, Canterbury Leader: Martin Taylor Duration: 2 hours Canterbury Commemoration Society

Victory Wood Walk A glorious range of views over the countryside, sea and ancient woodland, walking from Victory Wood through Church Wood and Bishopden Wood. No dogs please. Meet: 10am Victory Wood car park, Lamberhurst Farm, near Dargate Leader: Ian Wild Duration: 2 hours 30 mins Canterbury Group of the Ramblers

Friday 22 October

The Village of Harbledown An Iron Age fort, Julius Caesar’s 7th Legion, a leper hospital founded 900 years ago, a well with links to the Black Prince – all part of the story of Harbledown, Chaucer’s ‘Bob-up-and- down, under the bleen in Caunterbury wey’. Meet: 10am St Michael’s Church, Harbledown Leader: Peter Berg Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Ingoldsby Country and Broome Park The grounds of Broome Park, once home of Lord Kitchener. Returning through woodland and past Tappington Hall, the family seat of Richard Barham, author of the Ingoldsby Legends. No dogs please. Meet: 10am Denton Village Hall car park. Off A260, via lane opposite The Jackdaw pub (grid ref: TR214471) Leader: Rosemary Rathbone Duration: 3 hours Canterbury Group of the Ramblers

Haunted Faversham Exploring the spirit world’s activities in the town. Meet: 7.30pm Guildhall, Market Place Leader: Malcolm Campbell Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

Saturday 23 October

Through the Gap A gentle walk through the Wye Gap, starting on the Stour Valley Walk, going through the village of Brook and taking in old and new woodland. Meet: 9.50am Wye railway station Leader: Dan Salter Duration: 3 hours Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

Chilham - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty From the historic Chilham Square to the water mill, taking the Stour Valley through Godmersham Park and King’s Wood. Returning to Chilham by the North Downs Way. Meet: 10am Chilham public car park, off A252 Leader: Andrew Brooks Duration: 4 hours Canterbury Group of the Ramblers

New Dover Road What goes on, up the New Dover Road? Built as late as 1790, it joins the Old Dover Road after a mile or so. Why is it there? Come and find out! Meet: 10am Odeon Cinema, St George’s Place Leader: Colin Seymour-Ure Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Canterbury’s Medieval Hospitals Many of Canterbury’s ancient hospitals withstood the political and religious upheavals of Henry VIII’s reign and some still today fulfil many of the functions envisaged by their medieval founders. Meet: 2pm Maynard’s Hospital, Hospital Lane (off Stour Street) Leader: Sheila Sweetinburgh Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Sunday 24 October

RSPB Birdwatching Walk A walk designed to help beginner birdwatchers find and identify species, with experienced RSPB volunteers. No dogs please. Meet: 9.30am Sportsman Public House, Seasalter Leader: Glynn Crocker Duration: 2 hours RSPB


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