Starting in the cathedral city of Canterbury, we will follow the North Downs Way into Bigbury woods past Caesar’s Hill Fort Camp and No Mans Orchard to Chartham Hatch. From there we will walk through apple orchards belonging to Mansfields, the largest fruit growing, storage and packing operation in the UK on our way to Chilham, whose churchyard was used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. From Chilham we will follow Mountain Street up into Kings Wood, a 588 hectare former royal hunting forest in which a large herd of fallow deer still run free. From Kings Wood we will descend into the historic market town of Wye, birth place of Cardinal Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VI.
Our charities this year, in memory of friends, Christian Smith and Simon Andrews, are MIND, which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding; and, the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, whose mission is to defeat pancreatic cancer by funding and promoting innovative, world-class research into the disease leading to the development of more effective detection, diagnosis and treatment.
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