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.


Our monthly walk takes place usually on the third Sunday, meeting at 10.15am.

September 16th 2018

Discover hidden trails in West Wood with an optional coffee stop at the Lord Whisky Tea Rooms.  Meet at West Wood Car Park, Rhodes Minnis (GR 145:44). 1.5 hours.

OCTOber 21st 2018

Autumn colours via Madams Wood and Park Gate Wood. Meet at the Square, Elham. 2 hours

november 18th 2018

Elham Valley Walk with coffee at the Vineyard. Meet at the Square, Elham. 2.5 hours.

december 9th 2018

Hythe to Saltwood via Lympne Castle Bistro for coffee. Meet at West Hythe Canal Car Park at the foot of Lympne Hill (GR125:343). 2.5 hours.