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Folkestone White Horse

Sat 17th Feb 2024

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
Kent
Distance
17.2ml.
Start Time
9:00
Route
Pavilion c.p on Wear Bay Road, Folkestone. Plenty of free on-street parking along Wear Bay Road. Or park in the p&d c.p. What3Words: ///swimmer.spillage.tomato

*** After I recced the route this week, I have decided to alter the ending so we avoid the noise of walking alongside the M20 and a major road in Folkestone, we will now cut across Sene Valley Golf Club down into Hythe and back along the seafront to Folkestone. This adds approx 1.2 miles to the route but the extra 95% flat with a chance to grab a coffee ***

A slightly shorter than usual walk, ideal for those looking to progress towards the longer distances. We do start the walk with a fairly long & steep climb up to Capel, but once up on the hills the views definitely make up for the effort! There is only one other moderate climb just before the half-way point then it's flat/downhill. Taking in views from the North Downs Way & Elham Valley Way above Folkestone, Peene and Tolsford before coming back past Summerhouse Hill, Newington & through Folkestone. Terrain will be mostly fields (likely to be fairly muddy/boggy in places, more so if it's been raining), tracks & roads/pavements. Approx ascent 1730ft

General Notes
No pub/shops on route so please bring picnic lunch & water or a flask of hot drink. Please dress for the weather, likely to be cold so layers advised & suitable footwear for the conditions. Although not necessary to book, please contact Poppy to notify her of your intention to join the walk so that we have an idea of numbers on the day
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