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.


In anticipation of the further removal of Covid restrictions we will be resuming our Sunday walks from June, following the usual third Sunday in the month date – although walks will now start at 10.00am. Here’s the  schedule for the summer:

  • Sunday 27th June: Meet 10am, The Square, Elham. Scenic views of both sides of the valley. Allow 3 hours. Unsuitable for large dogs due to stiles.
  • Sunday 18th July: Meet 10am, Barham Village Hall. Details to follow.
  • Sunday 15th August: Meet 10am, Lyminge Library Main Road Car Park. Details to follow.

In addition, and in response to a recent survey of our lovely walkers, we have decided to trial a regular series of weekday walks, the first walk will be,

  • Tuesday 10th August, start 10am Elham Square. Details to follow.

We look forward to seeing new faces and to welcoming back familiar ones!