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 18th July: Meet 10am, Barham Village Hall. CT4 6NX. A walk towards Pett Bottom. Allow three hours.
  • Sunday 15th August: Meet 10am, Lyminge Library Car Park. CT18 8HS. This walk will explore the downland hills and dales of the southern end of the Elham Valley with spectacular views over the Channel, allow three hours.

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 CT4 6TJ and walk via the Wych Elms at Gatteridge Farm, it will take about three hours.

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