A lifelong rambler is leading a series of Kent Messenger Walks followed by collections in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Geoff Ettridge, otherwise known as Geoff Rambler, will be kicking off his tour of the Kent countryside this weekend (February 2nd) at Blue Bell Hill.
He will lead a five-mile circular walk from the Robin Hood pub through the Medway Valley, taking in a Bronze Age “Bowl Burrow”.
Geoff has led more than 600 miles of walks for the Medway branch of the Ramblers’ Association and the Kent Messenger.
He has walked many more alone in “wonder and curiosity” which has led him to discover fascinating factors associated with the walks he leads.
Since retiring as a local government officer, he has raised more than £5,000 for charity through his walking and his 2013 diary of walks include:
· Lewson Street to Norton (March 16th)
· St Mary Hoo to Egypt Bay (April 27th)
· Addington to the Coldrum Long Barrow (June 1st)
· Blue Bell Hill visiting three megalithic sites (July 6th)
· Farningham to South Darenth (August 24th)
· Stodmarsh Nature Reserve to Wickhambreaux (September 28th)
· and Sandling to Boxley (November 2nd)
The Kent Messenger Walks are free but a collection will be held at the end of each walk for the Air Ambulance which is sometimes called to injured walkers in remote and rural areas.
The KM’s What’s On guide will be running a feature about the first walk in this week’s edition and future walks will also be featured in the publication. For more information go to www.geofframbler.co.uk