Week 71 – Great Buckland to Thurnham

Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 11th February 2020

Great Buckland/Holly Hill to Rochester  9.47 miles
Rochester to Thurnham 10.4 miles

Total miles this week 19.87 miles

Total miles to date 2871.7 miles

 

Upper Bush, Great Buckland/Holly Hill to Rochester

 

Great Buckland/Holly Hill to Rochester

 

Way marker at Upper Bush. Great Buckland/Holly Hill to Rochester

 

Marker outside English Heritage’s 13th century Temple Manor (which was built by the Knights Templar) in Strood near Rochester

 

Rochester Bridge

 

The Catalpa tree outside Rochester cathedral. It’s over 100 years old.

 

Detail on the door of Rochester cathedral

 

Rochester cathedral

 

Entrance to Rochester castle gardens

 

Where the channel tunnel line briefly emerges. Rochester to Thurnham.

 

Wood carved figure. Rochester to Thurnham

 

Lunch stop on a carved bench overlooking a vineyard. Rochester to Thurnham.

 

At Detling I crossed the busy A249 using Jade’s Crossing. This bridge is named after 8 year old Jade Hobbs who, along with her grandmother Margaret Kuwertz, was killed attempting to cross the road in December 2000. It’s a busy dual carriageway which divides Detling and has very few safe places to cross; numerous people had been killed or injured on this road over the years. After this tragedy, the Hobbs family set up a charity for donations, raising £75,000 towards constructing the footbridge, which was opened in August 2002. 

Rochester to Thurnham.

 

Rochester to Thurnham

 

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