Saturday, 27 July 2019 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 10:45
14 miles / 22.5 km
Our mission begins amongst Kent Downs orchards and oast houses, advancing across gentle undulations before sweeping along the coast towards our objective. Latest signals tell us Captain Sillyhats has assembled a Met Walkers naval contingent (a fine crew, all very Petty Officers indeed). Together, we will surround the unsuspecting harbourside town, storm in and plunder* vast quantities of precious oysters at the 2019 Oyster Festival (other food, drink and entertainment bounty also available). Local hostelry en route to fortify us for the final push, but lunch rations not provided – please bring your own. *Please pay for all oysters plundered.
Terrain: Coast, fields, lanes
Travel: Take 9:25 from London St Pancras International, change at Faversham (arr. 10:31, dep. 10:39), arrive Selling 10:43. Alternatively take 9:10 from London Victoria, arr. Selling 10:43. Buy return to Whitstable (including HS1 if travelling from St Pancras), plus single from Faversham to Selling to cover extra part of outward journey.