Is it a muddy walk or not….?
Seven of us met on a grey but warm Saturday at Harrietsham. A village that I’m not familiar of but beautiful countryside views from all around. Saturday was the official Children in Need Countryfile Pudsey Ramble. Well done Jackie who had her Pudsey headband!
First discussion point of the day. Gaiters or no Gaiters? Sue confirmed that the walk was usually muddy so we decided that better to be cautious and put gaiters on. Harrietsham has its own superstar The Monk – Brother Percival! The monks used to work in the fields and also Harrietsham is on the Pilgrim Way which goes from Winchester to Canterbury which goes back to 500BC its 120 miles long and very popular with walkers, people also walk it to see the resting place of St Thomas Becket.
The walk was wonderful and the sun came out, with a lovely hill we climbed which gives us views over the whole of Kent, I feel we are very lucky with our county on the beauty it gives throughout each season. We finished back in Harrietsham for a ploughman’s in the Church which for £3 was amazing value. The Church also had a scarecrow competition where all the local clubs make up their own. Harrietsham Guides clown bought a smile to all of us.
Kent Weald Walkers