Walk • Trek • Travel
A photographic record and journal of our walking, trekking and travelling adventures.
North Downs Way – Cuxton to Wrotham
North Downs Way – Cuxton to Wrotham

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Not long after my previous adventure on the North Downs Way, I had the opportunity to do another section while everyone else was out for the day. Better still, they were heading in the direction of my intended starting point, Cuxton so could drop me off on their way and they would be heading back along the M20 later in the day so could pick me up at the finishing point of Wrotham. No bribes, black magic or voodoo. Just luck! Cuxton is the closest part of the North Downs Way to where we live and I have walked part of this path before on another local walk and I…

Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Thurnham to Wye
Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Thurnham to Wye

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Day Two: Thurnham to Wye I woke a few times during the night. Every couple of hours or so the wind would really hit the tent and the roar of the wind and sound of the fabric going taught would wake me up. I am pleased to say that the tent didn’t flex or shake and seemed very stable. I would look at the time on my phone and just roll over and go back to sleep. I seem to know when I still have some sleep left in me and when I don’t. That was about 4:50 am. I woke up to silence. Well, it seemed like silence. The…

Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Cuxton to Thurnham
Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Cuxton to Thurnham

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Day One: Cuxton to Thurnham Backpacking in the South East of England is not a particularly easy pastime especially if you want to walk for several days at a time and camp at the end of each day. There are very few campsites where you need them to be and most of them do not really cater for the one night backpacker anyway. Wild camping in England and Wales, with the exception of some areas of Dartmoor, is illegal unless you have the permission of the landowner and all land is ‘owned’ by someone, even if it is the local authority or county council. Even on a popular National Trail…

Wye to Canterbury on the North Downs Way
Wye to Canterbury on the North Downs Way

Monday, 28 May 2018

Ijust wanted to walk. The weather was looking good and it seemed as though I would have a spare day with nothing in particular planned and nowhere in particular to be. So, I thought I would go for a walk. Usually, I would already have walks planned for such an occasion but I needed something local and the only ones I had looked at recently were multi-day walks. I logged into Viewranger and started to look for inspiration. For some unknown reason, I kept finding my mouse pointer hovering over the Canterbury area. I was drawn to the North Downs Way and was intrigued to find that, as I…

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