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.


We’re pleased to announce that we’re able to resume our monthly Sunday walks from 16 August 2020, following Ramblers UK guidance to comply with COVID-19 rules. The walk details are:

  • Leave after 10:00am from The Square, Elham, Sunday 16th August
  • We will follow our new Elham Mapboard Walk 2 route (to Madam Wood and return) – 5 miles, approx 2.5 hours.
  • so we can plan for numbers, all walkers must pre-book at elhamwalkfestival@yahoo.com
  • We will walk in groups numbering no more than six people
  • Groups will assemble for staggered start times
  • We will observe one-metre-plus social distancing
  • A risk assessment will be prepared in advance and insurance will be in place
  • Dogs are welcome
If official guidance changes in the interim we will let you know. We look forward to walking with you again!