Tag Archives: Riverside walking

Otford in the rain

With a storm threatening and the certainty that there would be rain, clouds and wind as a prelude we set off for Otford, a place we have intended to visit in the past.  We arrived  under cloud and rain, parked … Continue reading

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Darent Valley – Horton Kirby

With predictions of cloud and rain and the Eurovision contest looming to spoil the day we set off to Farningham and stopped after a drive up Wrotham Hill, past Brands Hatch at the Red Lion where we had drink and … Continue reading

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Wouldham – a walk to the woods.

The village of Wouldham on the Medway River until now was a place we rarely thought to visit. It was cold but we discovered other places to walk and quite enjoyed getting out of our ‘comfort zone’ that has kept us more or less confined to exploring favourites. Wouldham is not an attractive looking place, but then neither is Burham or Eccles close by, but when we finished up we were quite impressed with the village. Continue reading

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Rainham Riverside Ramble

Although the Riverside Country Park is a nice place to walk the dog it seems as if the Dog Poo Fairy was absent. The piles of droppings deposited by the myriad canines was a definite distraction. At one point late in the afternoon the cloud was such that except for the reminder of the chimney stacks gazing out toward the mouth of the Medway it looked wild and uninhabited. Continue reading

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Famous Folly in Farningham

Although it was cold we had a pleasant walk along the river and discussed paying another visit later in the year to explore further downstream until perhaps we meet too much urban sprawl and give up. Continue reading

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River walk – Medway

The day was cold, and grey which made the river look a dull but as we had the idea to walk along the river anyway that did not detract from the walk, and we agreed that the exercise was good and we got to walk another part of the river. Continue reading

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Along the Stour to Canterbury

Arrive perhaps in the morning and walk to the city, have lunch at one of the myriad cafes of pubs and explore the gardens and the streets before returning by bus to the park and ride. Continue reading

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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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Go Down to Kingsdown

The day, was a good one, sunny with a cool breeze and the worry of rain gone for the time being, so we decided that going to the coast would be a good idea.  We had bad news on the … Continue reading

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Merry Margate sans bucket and spade

Arriving in Margate, after leaving the Turner we discovered the boat made of small bits of wood and now on its maiden voyage, a true community effort. Called The Boat Project the concept is known as Collective Spirit and will be ready to play around at the Olympics. Coo! Continue reading

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