We are a group of volunteers dedicated to the promotion of walking in the Elham Valley in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Through our affiliation with the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ network we also promote the Valley as a destination for walkers who live outside the area.

While we run regular local walks throughout the year, our activities are mainly focused upon organising our annual Elham Valley Walking Festival, a two day event in June.


Here’s the  latest schedule, into the early winter months:

  • Sunday 17th October. Tour the Triennial Art Works of Folkestone, an easy 3.5 mile walk, of 2.5 hours. Meet 10am at East Cliff Pavilion car park, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone. (CT129 6BL)
  • Tuesday 26th October starting at 10am. A walk of 5.7 miles meeting at the Lydden Bell pub (9CT15 7EX and Map Ref TR261 455) A circular hilly walk giving fabulous views with probably a brief drinks stop midway in Kearsney Abbey.
  • Tuesday 9th November. A walk in the northern section of the valley starting 10am at Breach Down at the junction of South Barham Hill with the Elham Valley Road (Map Ref E203 N465). Walking towards Denton, Broome Court then the  golf course and back to Gravel Castle, 5 miles in length.
  • Sunday 21st November. A circular walk from Folkestone, initially along the beach towards the Warren then climbing the wooded path up to Capel Le Ferne, past the Battle of Britain Memorial and back to the East Cliff Pavilion, our starting point. Meet  at 10am in the Pavilion car park, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone. (CT129 6BL)

For your diaries, one other walk scheduled for 19th December, details to follow. We look forward to seeing you.