Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Join Geoff Rambler for a trip down memory lane

Walkers are being urged to join the fourth in a series of historic hikes around the Kent countryside next week, followed by collection in aid of the county’s Air Ambulance.

Lifelong rambler Geoff Ettridge, otherwise known as Geoff Rambler, will lead a three-mile Kent Messenger Walk from Addington to the Coldrum Long Barrow on Saturday, June 1st.

The walkers will set off from the The Angel Inn (ME19 5BB) at 10am and points of interest include the site where Dr Who landed to save the Earth from The Dominators in the cult sci-fi show.

Geoff will be joining forces with local resident Joan Bygrave to offer an insight into the work of the Medway Magalith builders and the famous stones at The Chestnuts.

He said: “It’s not appreciated by many but in the third and fourth millennia BC Medway could have been as important as Salisbury to our Neolithic ancestors.”

Geoff has led walks for the Medway branch of the Ramblers’ Association and the Kent Messenger since retiring as a local government officer and has raised more than £5,000 for charity through his walking.

His 2013 diary of walks include Blue Bell Hill (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. For more information go to www.geofframbler.co.uk

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