Walk Notices

Changes and Corrections up to 24th June 2018

Walk 3362: A venture into 1066 Country – Part 2, Thursday 21st June 2018 (12miles) Margaret and Rhona will resume the walk (in reverse) from Battle to Winchelsea along the 1066 Country Walk Trail on Thursday 21st June. We shall catch the train which starts from Ashford at 8:45, calling at Ham Street at 8:53, Rye at 9:07 (bear in mind it's Rye market day which makes parking tricky), Winchelsea at 9:10 and Battle at 10.04. We shall be walking shortly after getting off the train. If you are intending to join us at Battle, it would be good if you could let us know. Parking at Winchelsea Station is limited, so please let one of us know if you propose to join the train there and whether you can offer lifts to fellow walkers to economise on parking spaces. There is also parking at Ham Street with a 15 minute walk to the station. The 12-mile route is hillier than Part 1, but there are potential stops after 4 miles at Westfield and 3 miles from the end at Icklesham. The new train timetable is a bit mean about afternoon journeys from Winchelsea: either 15:42 or 17:24; perhaps the weather will dictate our speed! As many of you know, these walks have not been pre-walked and are offered as leisurely and democratic days out away from our normal area. Happy Walking Rhona Hodges & Margaret Lubbock 01303-258022 & 01304-831011

Urgent: Walks Programme August - November 2018

Dear Leaders and Potential Walks Leaders This is our second appeal for walks. We are very grateful to all those who have already come forward and kindly offered us between one and four walks. You are greatly appreciated. Month by month, our current vacancies are the following: August: 5th, Long & Short, (could be fig 8), 12th Short, 19th Long. September: Sunday 2nd Short, Sunday 9th Short, Sunday 16th Short, Sunday 23rd Short, Sunday 30th Long & Short (could be fig 8) October: Sunday 7th Long & Short, (could be fig 8), Thursday 18th Long, Sunday 28th Long & Short, (could be fig 8). November: Thursday 1st Long, Thursday 8th Long, Thursday 15th Long, Sunday 18th Short, Thursday 22nd Long, Sunday 25 Long, Thursday 29th Long. If any of these appeal to you please let us know. We would like to be able to offer short walks on a Thursday when we offer a figure-of-8 on that day far more walkers attend for the morning,leaving at lunchtime, therefore there may well be a need for a short walk on Thursdays when people either do not have the time for a long walk or the distance is currently too great a challenge for them. At this stage we will collect Sundays short walks first then proceed to Thursday shorts. Please let us know if Sundays are out for you and you could offer Thursdays. Please also note that we will be unable to offer Tuesday short walks at this time and give many thanks to Darryl and Monica who have led a number in several programmes. If you've recently completed the Navigation and Walks Leaders course, contact one of your tutors for advice or ring one of the committee members for advice and support. If they are not currently available to help you plot a walk and walk it out with you they will find someone who can. Over the years, many walks leaders have evolved through: Offering a short local walk they already know,Offering a slightly elongated Health Walk from the many they have knowledge of, Offering one of their dog walking routes, Pairing up with a partner to plan, practise and lead together,Offering a walk they have led for another walking group in the past. So please offer what you feel able to do in order for the group to continue to enjoy a varied and interesting programme. Note: we are aware that many leaders have already turned out for the Elham Valley Festival and also will be leading for our own White Cliffs Festival and do appreciate their considerable contribution. We are also very grateful that they manage to find the time and energy to provide walks for our group too. Lastly, if you have any amusing/interesting/informative articles for our Newsletter, may we have them, max 500 words. All the above greatly received as soon as you are able to contribute them. Best Regards, Anne & Tony phone: 01304 372814


1. Vegetation Clearance Volunteers needed please! We have a very overgrown section of ER54 to clear between Whitfield and Pineham, both sides of the A256 dual carriageway, near the roundabout, where parking a vehicle is impossible. We will have to park a distance away and walk to the North Downs Way at the Pineham side to get access to the work. It will be dense bramble clearance, using slashers and loppers. I can go this Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday morning or afternoon. Equipment will be provided. Please wear long trousers and a long-sleeved top (essential to protect against scratches and ticks) Wear sturdy boots and bring your own thick gardening gloves. Please bring a hat,cold drink and sunscreen. We do have several pairs of gloves that we can lend out if you don’t have any. Please let me know if and when you can help and I will give you the full tel: 01303 892252 mb: 07815 617307 Kind regards Averil

2. Visit to Shepherd Neame Brewery Faversham in July: this has now been cancelled due to lack of support


New Forest Holiday 2019 1st April to 6th April: I am planning another walking holiday to the New Forest, if you are interested please contact me by email at Hotel is The Bartley Lodge at Cadnam, Hampshire. Five nights on a dinner/bed/breakfast basis, £325.00 each if sharing a room, £400.00 for single occupancy. The walks will be a mixture of 5 to 7 miles on fairly flat , but sometimes very muddy footpaths, at a leisurely pace. Margaret Milsted-Williamson

Dates for your diary:

29th June 2018: Skittles evening @ The Chance Guston: Supper is £5 per head Please let Tony or Anne Know by 22nd June if you wish to attend

30th July–5th August 2018: Cotswold Holiday, led by Margaret Milsted-Williamson. Fully booked, waiting list for possible cancellations.

23rd–29th August 2018: White Cliffs Walking Festival.

26th September 2018: East Kent Ploughing Match at Malmains Farm, Nr. Dover

26th October 2018: Pit your wits Quiz Night and supper at The Five Bells, Eastry with Colin and Rhona 7 for 7.30 pm

1st November 2018: “Tina”, the musical, about Tina Turner’s amazing life story, Thursday, matinee. Tickets £35 for good seats, contact John Polden on 01304 823705 or

5th November 2018: White Cliffs Ramblers AGM @ St. Margaret's Hall. Morning Walk from 10am: AGM 13.30pm

Elham Valley Walking Festival:

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018

This year we will be working even more closely with White Cliffs Ramblers in the hope of offering an even better (is this possible?) menu of walks with something for everyone. Please pencil the above dates in your diaries and tell all your friends and relations so that they don't miss out on this great little walking festival. Peter Corkhill

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