ELHAM VALLEY WALKING FESTIVAL 2022

Elham Valley Walkers Group invite you to their Annual Walking Festival in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Festival will take place on Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th 2022.

The festival celebrates walking and its benefits, comprising twelve walks within the valley for adults and children, of varying lengths and difficulty.

Festival walks on Saturday 28th May 2022

Festival walks on Sunday 29th May 2022


We aim to:

  • Enhance and promote the reputation of our valley, at both local and national level, as a centre of excellence for those who enjoy walking.
  • Help maintain and support local rural businesses by attracting visitors to our valley.
  • Encourage a love of walking for those seeking to gain and maintain good health.
  • Appeal to a whole spectrum of participants across the age ranges.
  • Provide an insight into the history and heritage of this very special corner of the North Downs Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of environmental and landscape features.
  • Bring all interested groups together to share our love of walking and the countryside.

BOOKING YOUR WALK

To manage the safety of all participants, you will need to book a place on each walk chosen, as walk numbers are restricted. You will not be allowed to join fully booked walks. Individual walk descriptions each contain a link to book that walk. You will be asked to provide a name, email address and telephone number. 

WALK GRADING

Easy: Shorter, mainly flat walks not so rough underfoot.

Moderate: Some ascents and descants, possible stiles and rough ground.

Strenuous: Longer walks, sometimes over rough ground with steep ascents and descents.

WALK START TIME AND DURATION

Try to arrive for your walk at least 15 minutes before the stated time, which will enable us to check the list of walkers and provide further safety information.  Walk duration times are approximate. 

WALK LEADER

Let the walk leader set the pace and follow their advice. Please advise them if you have any relevant health issues.

SAFETY

We take the well being of all walkers seriously but be aware that some walk routes may involve negotiating steep inclines, rough ground and there is a possibility of the presence of livestock, ultimately personal safety is your own responsibility.

EQUIPMENT

Wear clothing appropriate for changing weather and variable ground conditions and in hot weather bring plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs will be taken during the walk. Please advise walk leaders if you do not wish to be photographed.

CHARGES

Walks are free, but we do accept contributions towards our costs.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

In the event of an emergency or need to contact the organisers please email to:

info@elhamvalleywalkers.co.uk

Map and Bus Routes

The Elham Valley from Canterbury to Folkestone
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