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.

We run regular local walks throughout the year, a monthly Sunday and week day walk principally within the beautiful Elham Valley. 



The new schedule, including walks up to August 2022:

Tuesday 7th June. Meet Farthing Common car park CT18 8DH, 10am. Walking initially along the crest of the Downs before descending into Stowting.  Climbing back up to Stone Street, we return to Farthing Common via the Skeet valley. Strenuous. Some steep gradients and rough ground. Approximately 5 miles. 3 hours.

Sunday 19th June.  Meet Elham Square, 10am.  A variation on our website walk ‘via the Wych Elms’.  Moderate, 6.1 miles, 3 hours.

Tuesday 5th July. Meet outside the old Royal Oak pub Nonnington (now closed) at 10am, CT15 4HT. Street parking. An easy circular walk of 6.3 miles to see the Majesty Oak at Nonington.

Sunday 17th July. Over the Downs, an easy 5.7 mile walk of 3 hours, starting at Kingston, outside the Black Robin Pub, CT4 6HS 10am. The walk crosses the A2 onto the Downs. Circling around woodland, the route heads south and passes through the village of Womenswold before following the North Downs Way with views toward the head of the Elham Valley.

Tuesday 9th August. Meet at Brockhill Country Park CT21 4HL, 10am.  A moderate figure of eight walk round the area north of Hythe. Approximately 6.5 miles. 3.5 hours.

Sunday 21st August. Meet at Bridge Cottage, Shuttlesfield Lane, Ottinge, CT4 6XJ, (Parking in drive). Traversing a short section of the the Elham Valley Way, we head up to Rhodes Minnis via footpaths and lanes. Proceeding to West Wood, we continue through this beautiful dog friendly site joining lanes downhill to our start point. An easy walk of approximately  5 miles and 3 hours.

In addition to these walks don’t forget our Walking Festival, staged over the weekend of 28th and 29th May 2022 which offers a further twelve walks over that period.  For more details, see the Walking Festival pages of this website.

Come and join us, new faces always welcome.

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