Monday, 23 September 2013

Join rambler Geoff for historic walk

Photo: Geoff Rambler

Walkers are being urged to join the penultimate in a series of walks around Kent’s historic countryside this weekend, to raise funds for aid the county’s Air Ambulance.

Geoff Ettridge, otherwise known as Geoff Rambler, will lead a seven-and-a-half mile walk from Stodmarsh Nature Reserve to Wickhambreaux on Saturday (September 28th).

He will trace the footsteps of the Fairest Maids of Kent - The Fair Rosamund, mistress of Henry II, and the Fair Maid of Kent - wife of the Black Prince and the first Princess of Wales.

Walkers will set off from the car park at the reserve (CT3 4BA) and trek across marshland to Wickhambreaux where Geoff will tell them about the maids associated with the local manor house.

He said: “We will then follow the crystal-clear water of the Little Stour to Grove before returning along the Great Stour as it passes through the nature reserve.

“The Great Stour is the water-route from the Wantsum Channel to Canterbury and probably provided the means by which St Augustine travelled to Canterbury and brought Christianity to our shores.”

Geoff, from Chatham, has written a book about all the walks that he has led this year to raise funds for the Air Ambulance.

Rambles & Ramblings is available at Cotswold Outdoor Leisure at Newnham Court, Maidstone, Roadmaster Books in Rochester High Street or at and

A minimum donation of £5 per copy is requested which will go to the life-saving charity helicopter.

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