The best laid plans of men are often thwarted by events, but today's Five Church Walk was cancelled by no less than the worldwide coronavirus  pandemic, resulting in most world governments imposing a lockdown.  We knew last year that the 2020 May Bank Holiday Monday wo...

A few days go a committee member walking in accordance with Coronavirus lock down rules came across this Five Church Walk red direction sign that hadn't been taken down after last year's walk.  This is where a rarely used public footpath goes between two fields to the...

 In common to nearly every other event in the next few months, the Five Church Walk Committee has had no option other than to cancel this year's walk.  Although the public footpaths like the North Downs Way will still be open (unlike the 2001 Walk which is the only oth...

The distribution of the net proceeds was much delayed due to the Gift Aid tax claim on our behalf by Diocesan House being held up due to the person responsible having had an accident.  We decided on 27/12/19 to make a partial distribution, leaving the Gift Aid claim un...

November 8, 2019

This years walk was as delightful as ever, it was exciting to explore the shortcut in Kings wood to Molash and a few photos can be seen in a previous blog.

Also this year there was a huge visual change outside Challock church. Trees were chopped down and opened up the w...

August 28, 2019


 

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Next year the bank holiday has been shifted from the usual Monday to Friday 8th May 2020 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (the Allies' Victory in Europe}.  All of the churches have war memorials to the fallen and will probably have exhibitions...

August 28, 2019

My husband Kev and I went with friends for a walk to try out the new off-shoot route that cuts off a corner in Kingswood. We were delighted by the sunlight showing off the bluebells and realising that there were more paths to explore another time. We recognised where w...

August 8, 2019

Some May Bank Holidays pre 2010 were extremely hot & dry underfoot, unlike most recent Walks that have tended to have better walking conditions. This is a photo of me on a sweltering Five Church Walk, enjoying a pint from the White Horse at Chilham before checking in a...

Since my successful colon operation just before this year’s Five Church Walk I have been undergoing palliative chemo therapy for bowel cancer & am taking longer processing the paper work.   The claim for Gift Aid tax refunds has gone in, but it could be a month or two...

July 27, 2019

This report was published in August's Chilham Parish News:-

My last report in June was written a week from my discharge from Margate Hospital on the very day of the Walk itself after major keyhole surgery.   I hadn’t felt up to analysing walkers’ entry forms on how each...

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