Walks And Walking – Elham Walk in Canterbury Kent
Elham is a beautiful sleepy village in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Canterbury in Kent. This 4 mile circular walk took Tedi, now 4 1/2 years old, and I just over 2 1/2 hours to complete.
We parked up in the free car park by St Mary the Virgin Church and The New Inn and walked down Duck Street and then up to a bridleway sign post on the right hand side through woodland.
We continued on this main track, crossing a few stiles, going straight ahead over the road to the same footpath ahead where we then followed the field edge and then between the pylons to walk through the gate just passed the small wood.
We then walked through the field, continuing to follow the main path straight ahead, down to a stile and then up the field edge with a wood on our left hand sides.
As the field bends left we walked straight up across the field to the road keeping left to the crossroads.
On the right hand side was a very old white iron gate that we crossed to walk up to Acrise Church and Acrise Place which were abundant with beautiful flowers, including this amazing Lupin. Click here for more garden flowers found in Kent.
We tracked back to the gates and walked straight across the road all the way down the lane walking left just after the Old Oast House on our right hand side to the Old Rectory Private Road.
We then crossed the stile on our right hand side opposite the house and walked along the main track crossing over the next field walking left at the next gate and then back down to the valley using the left hand side of the field.
We continued our walk up to the concrete track, where we saw a Bullfinch on the fence chirping away quite happily as we walked passed, to Standardhill Farm.
As the track went left we walked right through the gate and up to the farm buildings where we then walked through the gate and left at the road.
At the next house we walked right under the pylons and just after the copse we followed the lane down to the footpath that followed the field edge which then lead diagonally across the field following the main track.
At the next stile we dropped down in to a field following the field edge where we had a glorious view of a poppy field on our right hand side.
We continued to follow the main track and way markers all the way down to the stream where we walked left and then right across the stone bridge and then diagonally across the field back to the lane which lead back up to the church car park.