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WALKS


Bigbury Hill Fort A ramble round the banks and ditches of the hill fort destroyed by Julius Caesar, over fields and through uncoppiced woods, then down to Tonford and back. Meet: 10am Car park below Bigbury Cottages - from Harbledown left off the Bigbury Road (grid ref: TR121576) Leader: Martin Taylor Duration: 2 hours Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd


Canterbury Cathedral Precincts An exploration of the area surrounding this magnificent building to reveal many items of interest that you may never have noticed or known about. Meet: 10am Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Maureen Ingram Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


St Peter’s Parish This interesting area has seen the prison, the cattle pound, an exotic garden and an orchard, as well as historic travellers from Dover to London passing through. Meet: 2pm Westgate Towers (Barretts’ corner) Leader: Janet Scott Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Pluckley – Kent’s Most Haunted Village Discover how the village has gained its supernatural reputation. Meet: 2.30pm Pluckley railway station Leader: Malcolm Campbell Duration: 2 hours


Monday 25 October


St Margaret’s Street A closer look at the architecture and history of St Margaret’s Street, Castle Street, Gas Street and Stour Street. Meet: 10am Beside Lloyds Bank, High Street Leader: Martin Taylor Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Parish Churches in the City A walk looking for the remains of the eighteen medieval churches within the city walls and visiting the two still functioning. Meet: 2pm Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Richard Ginman Duration: 2 hours Friends of St Mildred’s Church


Tuesday 26 October


The Story of Canterbury Trace the history of Canterbury from the coming of the Romans to the remodelling of the city at the end of the 18th


century,


including a visit to a medieval street concealed within a modern shop. Meet: 10am Lady Wootton’s Green Leader: Doreen Rosman Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


The Roman Museum Explore the wonders of life in Roman Canterbury as seen in the Museum and view the decorated floor and Hypocaust of the Roman Villa where the Museum is based. Meet: 2pm Outside the Roman Museum, Butchery Lane Leader: Moyra Feathers Duration: 1hour 30 mins Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd


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Wednesday 27 October


The Nineteenth Century Cathedral and its Precincts Aspects of Cathedral life in the 19th


century.


Renewal and restoration, Archbishops and attitudes, people and places. Meet: 10am Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Meriel Connor Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Thursday 28 October


The French Connection Discover the links between the history of Canterbury and France, from the Romans to the Second World War. Meet: 2pm Outside the Festival Club, St Alphege’s Church, St Alphege’s Lane Leader: Pamela Upward Duration: 1 hour 30 mins Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd


Friday 29 October


Canterbury’s Archaeology ‘Inside-Out’ This year’s exploration of Canterbury with the Director of the Archaeological Trust is bound to be as exciting and informative as ever. Meet: 10am Christ Church Gate, The Buttermarket Leader: Paul Bennett Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Tour of Medieval Sandwich The town walls, parish churches, court hall, school and medieval houses are testament to a once thriving port, brought to life on this tour. Meet: 2pm Town Quay car park, by Fisher Gate, Sandwich Leader: Sarah Pearson Duration: 2 hours Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust


Saturday 30 October


The Battle of Bossenden Wood From the village of Dunkirk, a route through ancient woodlands to visit the site of the last battle on English soil, before continuing through the RSPB reserve. Meet: 10am Red Lion Public House, Dunkirk Leader: Carol Donaldson Duration: 3 hours Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership


Golden Hues and Woodland Wildlife Enjoy the autumn splendour of the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve on a guided walk with the site manager. Meet: 10am Blean Woods National Nature Reserve car park, off Rough Common Road Leader: Michael Walter Duration: 2 hours RSPB


Gateway to the Countryside The walk will incorporate part of the Canterbury Centenary Walk, visiting Bigbury Woods and the Iron Age hill fort, Tonford Manor and sections of the Stour Valley and North Downs. Meet: 1.30pm Westgate Towers Gardens, Canterbury Leader: Cliff Huggett 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


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