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.


Apologies to those who had booked on our December walk – it was frustrating that the new Covid tiers were announced only the day before.

As there seems little prospect of any change in the restrictions during January, and perhaps beyond, we’ve decided not to announce any Sunday walks for the time being – however, we do have lots of routes planned for 2021, so when the situation does change we’ll immediately reinstate the programme, details of which will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page – and sent directly to those on our e-mail distribution list.

We hope that in the meantime you are managing to get out and about with your family, support bubble or the one other presently allowed under Tier 4.

And looking forward to seeing you on our groups walks as soon as they’re allowed!