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Join the annual Five Church Walk surrounding the Kings Wood; a fundraising circular country walk featuring woodland, orchards, open fields, farm tracks & some country roads.

  • 10am - 6pm
  • £5.00
  • Godmersham

The Five Church Walk is a fundraising circular country walk (some of which is only open for this event) featuring woodland, orchards, open fields, farm tracks & some country roads.
It takes place on the early May Bank Holiday Monday each year on a circuit of five historic churches between five & ten miles west of Canterbury.
Home prepared refreshments are on sale for church funds at each of the five churches & all have toilet facilities.

To walk the entire route (which is clearly marked with large red arrows) will take five or six hours, but allow time to relax at each of the interesting churches.  On arrival at each church you should first sign in, but you must reach your last no later than 6.00pm when the check-ins close.

The total length on the route is 16 miles, but stopping short at any church can reduce your walk by the following approximate distances:
Between Chilham & Godmersham (minor roads & estate land) –  2 1/2 miles
Between Godmersham & Boughton Aluph (woods & farmland) –  3 miles
Between Boughton Aluph & Challock (minor roads & farmland) –   2 3/4 miles
Between Challock & Molash   (lanes & Forestry Commission land)  – 3 3/4 miles
Between Molash & Chilham  (arable land, farm tracks & orchards) – 4 miles.

How to take part:

Arrive at one of the participating churches below on the day to register and make a donation – a minimum of £5 is recommended per church you intend to visit.
St Peter’s Church, Molash
Ss Cosmas & Damian Church, Challock
All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph
St Lawrence the Martyr Church, Godmersham
St Mary’s Church, Chilham

Dogs are welcome.
Children are welcome; the section either way between Chilham & Godmersham is the most suitable in terms of length & ease of walking.  Older ones should be capable of at least some of the others.
More information and FAQs can be found at

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