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Slow Ways linking Ashford (Kent) and Barham, Chartham, Faversham, Hamstreet, Headcorn, Hythe, Lenham, Lyminge, Tenterden

England / Kent / Ashford (Kent)

Ashford (Kent)’s nine Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 6/9
verified: 1/9
and surveyed: 0/9

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Walk to Ashford (Kent) from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashford (Kent)—Barham
Ashbar one Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 454m Descent 441m
Ashford (Kent)—Chartham
Ashcha one Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 241m Descent 261m
Ashford (Kent)—Faversham
Ashfav one Verify me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 328m Descent 307m
Ashford (Kent)—Hythe
Ashfhyth one Pioneer me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 326m Descent 295m
Ashford (Kent)—Lyminge
Ashlym one

Double check Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 298m Descent 234m
Ashford (Kent)—Lyminge
Ashlym two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 349m Descent 287m
Hamstreet—Ashford (Kent)
Hamash one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 68m Descent 90m
Hamstreet—Ashford (Kent)
Hamash two

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 92m Descent 71m
Headcorn—Ashford (Kent)
Heaash one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 117m Descent 101m
Lenham—Ashford (Kent)
Lenash one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 235m Descent 313m
Tenterden—Ashford (Kent)
Tenash one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 185m Descent 163m

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Collective progress

43% of Ashford (Kent)’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

7/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

1/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Ashford (Kent)’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ashford (Kent)

151km out of 240km have been walked and reviewed

242km of reviews have been shared in Ashford (Kent)

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Later he couldn't find a path behind Great Bromley Farm, but this was no problem when the fields were down to stubble in February. I did have a problem following the path across the fields south of Wye. There are good views of Chilham Castle from around here too....

Daisy C

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Towards the end of this route there is a huge deviation (which led me to a pumpkin patch) that is no longer necessary as a faster pedestrian route has been constructed....

ShortLegsLongWalk

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Basically you follow the Stour Valley path, so it is the best route for this stretch. Mostly it is easy to follow, using a combination of the SlowWays map and Stour Valley Walk signs but:. Leaving the station, use the SlowWays map to walk past the Stour Centre, and you will then pick up the Stour Valley signs. Then head across the fields to the left as per the SlowWays map - the Stour Valley sign was missing at that point when we did the walk....

James Bradley

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After that, the route heads through a gorgeous shallow valley with wooded slopes on both sides. The churchyard at Molash has some great yew trees and from here the route follows quiet tracks and pathways onwards to Kings Wood. From here the route is well walked and clearly signposted onwards to the Stour Valley Walk and into Ashford. I ended my walk with a different route through Ashford by crossing into Kennington and onto Ashford's Green Corridor, following the Stour River through to South Willesborough where there was a hot meal and friendly faces waiting for me. I'd highly recommend a good map and compass on this route due to hard to find signs and crossing points in places....

Carrie.Leonora

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Hamstreet—Ashford (Kent)

Roger Nolan added Hamash two, a new walk from Hamstreet to Ashford (Kent)

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Starts well from Hamstreet, but nearer Ashford there are many missing footpaths, and in trying to find a valid way through we had to cross the fast bypass without a zebra crossing twice. Have proposed an alternative route....

Zingano

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Lots of this route no longer exists either because the paths are wrong or they’re very poorly or not maintained. It crosses the Trainline and the main road without a formal crossing or bridge. There are much better ways into ashford....

Roger Nolan

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Lengthy stretch across flood plain near Stour river is also enjoyable. For those who enjoy some history there are several churches along the route that can easily be included in the route....

PeterD

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Hardly any gradient to this walk but the beginning (Leaving Headcorn) along the Smarden Road is to encounter a very fast stretch of road which some may feel intimidated by....

DjWalker

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Ashford (Kent)—Lyminge

Slow Ways Cristie added Ashlym two, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Lyminge

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We've been told by a Slow Wayer that part of this route involves walking along the B2068 past Farthing Common Plant Centre. This is a fast road with no footpath that they would not recommend walking. Ashlym two is an alternative that goes via Skeete and is only on the B2068 for a short distance....

Slow Ways Cristie

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It’s generally easy to navigate, although there are some points where you lose the path through open pasture land or in wooded sections. Planning the route in advance and taking a map will certainly help. It’s very, very easy to lose the path....

danielrclark

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Follows much of the Stour Valley Walk from Ashford via Wye, Crundale, Godmersham and Chilham....

DavidT

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Ashford (Kent)—Barham

Slow Ways added Ashbar one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Barham

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Ashford (Kent)—Chartham

Slow Ways added Ashcha one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Chartham

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Ashford (Kent)—Faversham

Slow Ways added Ashfav one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Faversham

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Ashford (Kent)—Hythe

Slow Ways added Ashfhyth one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Hythe

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Ashford (Kent)—Lyminge

Slow Ways added Ashlym one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Lyminge

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Hamstreet—Ashford (Kent)

Slow Ways added Hamash one, a new walk from Hamstreet to Ashford (Kent)

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Headcorn—Ashford (Kent)

Slow Ways added Heaash one, a new walk from Headcorn to Ashford (Kent)

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Lenham—Ashford (Kent)

Slow Ways added Lenash one, a new walk from Lenham to Ashford (Kent)

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Tenterden—Ashford (Kent)

Slow Ways added Tenash one, a new walk from Tenterden to Ashford (Kent)

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Ashford (Kent), Wed 21 February

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Ashford (Kent)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TR0129042218

Lat / Lon

51.14384° / 0.87637°

Easting / Northing

601,291E / 142,219N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ashford (Kent)'s meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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