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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Ham Street to Appledore or back to Ham Street

SWC Walk 106 - Ham Street to Appledore or Ham Street Circular
Ham Street to Appledore: 18.3km / 11.3 miles
Ham Street Circular: 23.5km / 14.6 miles - an extension to the above returning to Ham Street along the canal

Gentle hills, the Royal Military Canal, historic buildings and the edges of Romney Marsh

Trains: take the 9:34 train from London St Pancras, change at Ashford (arr 10:11, dep 10:33), arriving at Ham Street at 10:41.  Alternatively take the 8:49 from London Bridge or the 8:52 from London Victoria to Ashford, changing onto the same train to Ham Street.  Return trains: Appledore: xx06, Ham Street: xx10.  Buy a day return to Appledore, or Ham Street for the circular walk.

Lunch:  The Woolpack Inn, Warehorne (01233-732900) is 9km into the walk, an attractive setting opposite the church, the food has good reviews so phoning ahead is advised.

Appledore has several choices for refreshments - the Black Lion, Miss Mollett's High Class Team Room (open til 5pm).  The station is a further 2km.
If finishing in Hamstreet, the Dukes Head pub has a beer garden and is close to the station.



Anonymous said...

Doing Appledore walk.

Anonymous said...


w = sunny then wet

A happy band of six on this one, including one making a comeback after too long an absence. Easy walking, frequently in sunshine, up to lunch in the highly characterful Woolpack Inn. Five diners: the two ladies were very pleased with their plaice; two gents found the lamb burgers tasty but overpriced, and the chips too easy to count; another gent's demolition of his dessert was so swift that I barely glimpsed it. Rain set in thereafter and did not relent as we churned through many a wheat field. Three had tea at Miss Mollett's in Appledore while the enterprising Comeback Kid charmed a kindly local so much that he drove us - in the manner of a getaway driver - to the outlying Appledore station. Recognising a distinguished group when he saw one, the ticket inspector then directed us to First Class and there we luxuriated for all 10 minutes of our trip to Ashford before a wait for the St Pancras-bound service that was enlivened by a sample of a Bee Gees classic extracted from one of our six, and more. Thanks to Bridie2 for putting the walk on and to my five genial companions.