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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Midweek day walk Chilham to Canterbury

Chilham to Canterbury

A pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral via the Great Stour River, hop fields and orchards

Book 1 Walk 28

Length :  18 km or 11 miles

Toughness :  3 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:08 am train from London St. Pancras to Chilham (10:15 from Stratford International) change at Ashford from platform 5 to 6 to catch the 11:03 to Chilham

Meeting point :  Chilham Station at 11:14 am

Tickets : Buy a cheap day return to Canterbury

Brief Description

You may find full details  here

Suggested Lunch stops

The Chapter Arms at Chartham Hatch (tel. 01227 738 340)

Suggested Tea stops

Canterbury has many tea options and these may be found in the full details (click the full details link above). Do feel free to post any recommendations you may have.


OS Explorer maps : 137 and 150

Return train times

Fast trains to London St. Pancras return from Canterbury West at 25 mins past the hour, journey time just  under an hour.
There are also trains from Canterbury East at 16 and 41 mins past the hour, these return to London Victoria with a journey time of just over an hour and a half.
There are other slower trains too.


tartanrug said...

Will take the bus from the university to Canterbury (point 60 in directions) and go to Choral evensong at the Cathedral 17.30 to 18.15,then have a Pizza in Pizza Express [ 4 Best Lane] at 6.30, which is in an old foundry which made many of the leaded windows in the town and has many interesting features including 14th century fireplaces, a view on to the river Stour, and a garden. Print offers/vouchers from Pizza express website. Please note that only one offer per table! Any interest? Direct rains take one hour 19.25 and 20.25.

Anonymous said...

n=13 on this walk weather was w=Cloudy_with_some_sunny_breaks_and_quite_humid. The high speeders got to share a train packed with clergy off to see the consecration of a new Bishop Rachael Treweek at Canterbury. A pleasant walk through orchards and hop fields with lunch at the Chapter Arms. Happy Birthday to one walker, who, with her partner diligently checked out the other pubs on the walk. The tired folk caught the 5:25 HST back to London and others set off to check out Canterbury and the Cathedral ....

Anonymous said...

On this walking day jane from Kew recently back from her 4oo kilometre St James da compostella walking trip as far as Moissac
was priveleged to witness the procession at Canterbury Cathedral in respect of the consacration of the two new women Bishops.
An historic and interesting event.