Jane Rosoux writes...
"I attach photographs taken on Saturday's 16-mile walk along the Saxon Shore Way fro Swale to Gillingham from which you make a selection for the Rambling On blog.
A small party of six left Swale Station, of which I was the only Hampstead Group member. The weather at the start of the walk was dry and warm but fairly cloudy and windy. However, the sun came out later and the wind abated and it turned out to be a very pleasant day.
The 7-mile morning walk to our lunch stop at Lower Halstow was mainly along sea walls and over marshland with very little signs of human habitation.
We were astonished by the number of rabbits we saw running to their burrows when they heard us coming. 'The Three Tuns' pub served good, very reasonably-priced, food and the church also served refreshments so if we had not brought packed lunches we would not have gone hungry!
Two of the party dropped out at Lower Halstow but the remaining four of us enjoyed further attractive coastal walking and also a number of orchards full of small trees laden with a variety of apples and plums. Beyond Rainham we encountered increasing numbers of people enjoying a day out and when we came to the Riverside Country Park on the outskirts of Gillingham we enjoyed a refreshing cup of tea!"