Thursday Walking Group, 10 January 2019

Walking Group from Ss Peter and Paul, Leybourne

Three weeks later than anticipated, the Walking Group headed for the stones at Coldrum Long Barrow. The site, just off of Coldrum Lane, Trottiscliffe is a National Trust location

Coldrum Long Barrow is the least-damaged megalithic longbarrow in Kent and takes its name from the now demolished Coldrum Lodge Farm.

Leaving Leybourne Chase at about 10.30am, path (MR130) took us through the woods towards St Martins Church, then right (path MR154) across the fields and motorway to Ryarsh Village. Crossing The Street, we headed north in Chapel Street before picking up path MR146 as we crossed Workhouse Road. Continuing through the woods, we progressed along Coldrum Lane to Pinesfield Lane. Turning right here we followed the road to the car park and path (MR182) leading us to the Stones.

After a short stop for photographs (see below) we retraced our steps to Ryarsh and took refuge in the Duke of Wellington for refreshments. Invigorated by a our hot repast we returned to Leybourne Chase.

The distance was just under five miles. The weather was cold but dry.

If you would like to join us on our Thursday walks, please speak to Val, Cherry, Nick, Phil or Karen at church on most Sundays.