Up on The Downs Summer Festival Town to Downs Walk 29th July 2016

13th July 2016

As part of the superb Up on the Downs Summer Festival the North Downs Way Trail Manager is leading a walk from urban Folkestone up onto the North Downs Way.

Friday 29th July 2016      Time (approx.) 10am - 3pm

Meeting Point: Meet at the Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5JU

Contact: Shirley Thompson, Kent Bat Group and White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 872785).

Meeting at Three Hills Sports Park the walk takes us through the urban fringes of Folkestone up onto the North Downs Way National Trail which runs along the hills from which the Sports Centre takes its name. The walk takes in the historic hamlet of Paddlesworth for which it is said “Highest Church, Lowest Steeple, Poorest Parish, Fewest People" with a refreshment break at The Cat and Custard Pot pub, a favourite of the fighter pilots and personnel involved in the Battle of Britain and the highest pub in Kent. The walk concludes via a winding route back down the chalk escarpment and through town back to Three Hills Sports Park. The walk along the National Trail will offer stunning views across Folkestone and across the English Channel, on a good day France will be visibile on the horizon. Other sections take in woodland, farmland and old railway/ industrial sites as well as villages on the route.

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