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Explore the North Downs Way in Kent Downs AONB

20th April 2019 - 20th April 2019 , 12:00 - 16:00

Join a local expert and North Downs Way Ambassador, Chris Anthony on this linear 11km (7 miles) walk starting in the picturesque village of Chilham at the White Horse and following the North Downs Way through Kings Wood to the Tickled Trout in Wye. Along the way it passes through glorious woods, past an ancient church used by pilgrims and through an organic farm renowned for its apple orchards. Chris Anthony is a Volunteer Warden with over 40 years’ experience leading walks and volunteering on the National Trail.

This is an opportunity for Surrey Hills Society members, who have now done the North Downs Way in Surrey, to explore more widely into the adjoining Kent Downs. The Surrey Hills Society has sponsored the North Downs Way Ambassadors program and has assisted in funding the NDW Ambassador training program. It will take over an hour for you to drive to Chilham in Kent, depending on where in Surrey you start.

As this is also part of the ‘Ales of the Trail’ project, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the ales for which this part of Kent is famous. At the end of the walk, join us at The Tickled Trout Pub, Wye.

The walk is recommended for moderately fit walkers. Bring plenty of water. Appropriate footwear and weatherproof clothing essential. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the walk. Children under 18 years must be supervised.  Not recommended for children under 12.

Meet us at the White Horse Inn, The Square, Chilham, CT4 8BY from 11.30am for a prompt 12pm start and an approximate finish around 4pm. Trains run to Chilham from Ashford, Wye or Canterbury. Then a short walk from the station to The White Horse. Return from Wye Station. If you are travelling by car, there is parking in the main car park at the bottom of Chilham, which is signposted from the main road. There is also a small car park at Wye Station.

The event is free and open to all moderately fit walkers but please book your place through Eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/chris-anthony-19220682511. Donations will be appreciated to support the upkeep of the North Downs Way.

For further details and enquiries, contact Chris Howard on 07879-841000.

Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention.
The Society uses members’ photographs on social media and on our website. If you are not happy to have your photo taken during this event, please notify us in writing prior to the event and make the event organiser aware on the day.

Location
The White Horse Inn Chilham Kent CT4 8BY

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