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Walking the Stour

On the Stour Walk there is a pathway leading to the river from close to the Park and Ride which mets the walkway a mile up from Canterbury. As this was an afternoon walk more or less we decided on the up-river walk to Chartham knowing that as a new experience we would want to stop and look, and explore with perhaps a brisk walk back. Continue reading

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Gravesend – just walking around

That the council has made some effort to regenerate the town (as the current catch phrase seems to be) goes a long way to disperse the bad impression and we can look at Gravesend with a different point of view. Whatever we thought of Gravesend on the day the attraction was to walk along the riverside and see if we could get on to the piers and view the town from the water. Continue reading

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Dungeness on the Choo-Choo

We took off for New Romney via Tenterden and Appledore and on the way we passed through Old Romney passing by the church where Derek Jarman is buried; I could see the grave headstone from the car – clever me. The area of Dungeness is strange, but oddly attractive. The beach is an active place where fishers with rod and line try their luck and boats go out on working days to make the catches. The lighthouses are a dominant feature as is the many homes peculiar to the place, more like driftwood huts than houses. Continue reading

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Two Choo-choos and a Power Station

Beyond Folkstone is a flat land where the cliffs and the North Downs recede leaving the Romney Marsh famous for its breed of sheep and for its smuggling. Tales of Doctor Syn and the Revenue men of the 18 C are all part of the mystique. Continue reading

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