Week 72 – Thurnham to Chertsey

Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th February 2020

Thurnham to Lenham 9.58 miles
Lenham to Wye 11.38 miles
Wye to Canterbury 13.01 miles
Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey 11.96 miles

Total miles this week 45.93 miles

Total miles to date 2917.63

 

A stairway to nothing. Thurnham to Lenham

 

Thurnham to Lenham

 

A wood carving of a shepherd with lamb, symbolising the influence of people on the landscape. For thousands of years people have made their homes on the spring-line at the foot of the scarp and their livestock, especially sheep, grazing the chalk hills has kept it free of scrub and led to the mix of grassland and woodland we see today. Thurnham to Lenham.

 

Thurnham to Lenham

 

Thurnham to Lenham

 

On the edge of Lenham was a chalk cross on the hill which commemorates the dead of 2 world wars.

 

This tiny old building in Lenham was built in the mid 18th century as the workhouse mortuary. It was then used as the parish gaol in the late 19th century, and finally as an air raid shelter (suitably reinforced) in the mid 20th century.

 

Lenham

 

Lenham to Wye

 

Lenham to Wye

 

Unidentified sunken object. Lenham to Wye.

 

Lenham to Wye

 

Lenham to Wye

 

Lenham to Wye

 

Orchard. Lenham to Wye.

 

St Gregory and St Martin’s church, Wye

 

Wye to Canterbury

 

Wye to Canterbury

 

Wye to Canterbury

 

Wye to Canterbury. This old phone box in Chartham is now a village book swap.

 

Rustic bench on cycle route 18 alongside the Great Stour river, Wye to Canterbury

 

Storm damaged trees. Wye to Canterbury.

 

Whitehall Meadows nature reserve, Canterbury.

 

Carved picnic area. I love the territorial Coots and the water vole on the table 🙂

 

Viaduct at Whitehall Meadows nature reserve, Canterbury

 

Beneath a road bridge, Canterbury

 

Canterbury

 

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury, with the site of the Roman Watling Street

 

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

 

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

 

Tower House, a medieval bastion constructed to defend Canterbury’s city wall.

 

Westgate, Canterbury

 

Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer at Canterbury.

 

Old building in Canterbury. The lower section is dated AD 1573 and the upper was added in 1698.

 

Canterbury cathedral

 

Ceiling detail, Canterbury cathedral

 

Window detail, Canterbury cathedral

 

Flooded Thames Path National Trail, Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Detail of Hampton Court Palace gate, Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Hampton Court Palace, Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Hampton Court Palace, Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey

 

Kingston upon Thames to Chertsey