Kent Group

Last updated 9 July 2020

LDWA July Virtual 100-mile Challenge: details are here and in this email, and the spreadsheet is here.
Our Group Social Walks will restart on 19 July: details are here, in this PDF and in this email.
The National Trust and The Ramblers also have advice for their members.
Are walkers getting it?  A farmer's plea.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Catch up with Phoebe Smith's Wander Woman podcasts.
Kent Group Photograph Albums: you can see all five here - now with added names.
What do you know about King Ethelbert's Ring?  Find out more here.
Which path?  Zoom in to the KCC map of Public Rights of Way to find out.
Thinking of doing Y 100 Sir Fynwy in 2021?  Check the updated Qualifying Events here.

Check our Dates, Details and Documents.   Keep up with Kent Group on Facebook.
You can find details of neighbouring group walks here:  Essex & Herts    London    Surrey    Sussex

It is with some sadness, but hardly surprise, that we have learned that the Surrey Tops, planned for the weekend of 19-20 September, has been cancelled.
The Surrey Tops is Surrey's leg of the KSS (Kent Surrey Sussex) Triple Challenge of 50-mile walks to be completed in successive years, the others being our White Cliffs Challenge and the Sussex Stride.
The Surrey Tops will now be held next year, 2021, with the White Cliffs Challenge in 2022 and the Sussex Stride in 2023.
Thanks to those Kent members who had offered to help on our checkpoint at the event .

The two remaining Kent LDWA challenge events this year – the High Weald Walk, due to have been held on 12 July, and the White Cliffs Challenge, which had been scheduled for 29 August – have been cancelled because of coronavirus.
It is felt that any social distancing measures would not have been eased in time to allow either event to go ahead, and it would not have been appropriate to ask people to marshal on the events, so it was felt best to take the decisions to cancel now.
The White Cliffs Challenge is the showpiece walk of the White Cliffs Walking Festival, due to have been held between 27 August and 1 September, and which has now also been cancelled.

All LDWA walks have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, pending NEC instructions which in turn depend on government advice regarding social distancing.

Welcome to our
LDWA Kent Group website

If this is your first visit you may want to have a look at the national LDWA website to get an idea of all that we offer to those who enjoy long distance walking.

You can also find out about where to meet us for a walk and how to join the LDWA.

Once you have joined the LDWA we would encourage you to become a member of Kent Group by ensuring that your Local Group Memberships include Kent.

Please contact our Membership Secretary Neil Higham with any membership query or for details of how to receive our printed Kent Group Newsletter three times a year.



Kent Group Challenge Events

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45th Sevenoaks Circular Walk
Sunday 21 March 2021
32, 22 or 17 miles from TN13 1SR
Event Details

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Nearby Challenge Events
complete with
entry details and results

High Weald Challenge:

High Weald Walk
Sunday 12 July 2020
26+, 20 or 15 miles from Langton Green
Event Details
Event Cancelled

One for the Archive:
Kent Group's
Cinque Ports Hundred
26 - 28 May 2018
Website    Photos

White Cliffs Challenge

Saturday 29 August 2020
32 or 18 miles from St Margaret's
Event Details
Event Cancelled

Four Pits Walk
Anytime Challenge
40 miles