Join Geoff Rambler for a trip down memory lane

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

Lifelong rambler Geoff Ettridge, otherwise known as Geoff Rambler, will lead a four-mile Kent Messenger Walk from the Air Ambulance memorial stone at Blue Bell Hill on Saturday (July 6th).

Points of interest along the route include megaliths and a Neolithic long house discovered during the building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Geoff said: “Walkers will hear something of the archaeology of these sites as well as local mythologies and reflect a little on the communities and societies that built these monuments.”

Anyone interested in joining the walk should meet in the car park and picnic area in Common Lane, Blue Bell Hill (ME5 9RJ), at 10am.

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 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


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