2 friends and the coast to coast walk

The Crisp Packet Walk by theshed
January 9, 2009, 10:54 pm
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Kearsney WalkAfter walking in some of the most beautiful parts of the country we’ve been finding it a little difficult to start walking around Kent again.  Although Kent is very beautiful in its own garden-like way it’s no Lake District.  The problem with Kent is that it’s pretty flat.  The scenery is great, the orchards, the historic buildings, the coastline, but it’s no match for the giants in the Lakes.  So we continue our quest for the hilly part of Kent that we’re not just going to enjoy, we want the part that is going to stun us.

And so we head for just north of Dover, a little place called Kearsney.  The countryside round that way tends to be a little more undulous.

When we stick in our own county we like to try and leave the car at home so when we got the maps out the first point we looked for was a train station.  The plan initially was to plot a route along the coastline heading from Dover to Folkestone and then up into Elham into the valley up there.  The problem with that though was the lack of train stations.  So we changed our plans and now we are doing a circular walk that looks a little like a crisp packet from above.

It’s just over 10miles so it’s not too long that it’ll knacker us but even so we’ve built in a possible train-based shortcut from Shepherdswell if we decide we’ve had enough at lunchtime.

I’m hoping that the weather is going to be cold, cold, cold.  I like the way the countryside looks when it’s all frosty.  The weather report says it isn’t going to be but I bet we still enjoy it.



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