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Around Elham Valley Kent England
by Sue Brightling
Fields of Kent
Bank holiday Monday six off us set off on a walk into the Kent countryside, two of our friends do this quite often so they were the group leaders. Geoff Mark Linda & I just boldly followed in their footsteps, even when they were lost!
They had us crossing fields of sheep, the cute little lambs came running up to greet us. We followed footpaths across numerous fields, we wandered and scrambled through woods in the dappled sunlight. We stopped for a picnic on a hillside with the sheep (!) looking out across the Elham Valley.
We came through Barham where the high waters of earlier in the year were still leaving their mark and flowing through under the bridge at quite a pace.
It felt quite a tough day with all the hill climbs and descents, we are not used to this as our coastal walks are relatively flat. So I think we may have walked 8 - 10 miles although it felt longer.
The drink at the Jackdaw Pub was most welcome, along with the toilets!
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