Walks And Walking – Paddlesworth Walk In Kent
This was a lovely 7 mile circular Paddlesworth walk in Kent from Peene village up to the edge of Hawkinge and back down along the North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way, including a good stop off at the Folkestone White Horse.
We parked the car in the quiet ‘one road’ village of Peene and walked straight up the steep climb of Hill Lane through Peene Quarry Country Park turning left at the first sign post for the North Downs Way.
The views were superb, despite the cloudy day, and as we reached the lane we walked right to follow the quiet lane all the way up to the Cat and Custard Pot pub where we forked right and then kept straight ahead at the next signpost to cross a series of small fields to another lane.
We continued our walk down the lane at Gibraltar where we then walked right down the track opposite Terlingham Vineyard which lead in to a field of peas and playful Starlings.
At the lane we walked right and continued our walk until we reached a gate signposted for the North Downs Way.
We then walked along the North Downs Way and Saxon Shore Way which ran parallel to the road until we reached a gap by a trig point with views over Folkestone.
We continued our walk steeply downhill with the Folkestone White Horse on our right hand side until we reached an old set of gates.
We then walked right and diagonally across the field to another gate and signpost. It was at this point we were able to take some lovely pictures of the Folkestone White Horse.
We climbed over the gate and walked right in the wide track all the way back to Peene and where we had parked the car.