2 friends and the coast to coast walk

North Downs Way 1 by gleavem
February 17, 2010, 10:30 pm
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The North Downs Way
For our first proper walk of 2010 we headed to the Kent section of the North Downs Way.  We decided to start from Chilham (a really pretty village) and follow the North Downs Way to Wye (another pretty, sleepy village), returning by train.

On the way to Chilham the weather was looking good – plenty of winter sunshine between fluffy broken clouds, however by the time we arrived the area was covered in a thick blanket of cloud.  As I’m sure many of you have heard or seen, Kent had quite a dumping of snow last week, consequently our route was a mixture of snow, frosty puddles and slippy or slushy mud.

This was a very nice walk; lots of variety, with forest paths, open fields and quiet country lanes along the way.  We didn’t see many people along the way; a few dog walkers, a few cyclists and a chap feeding his horse.  There were a few gentle inclines to get our legs going, and lots of nice views to over the snowy Kentish downs as a bonus.

Here’s a link to the route and here’s a few pics:
Start of walk photoSnowy pathSnowy vista


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