26 August 2021 - Ide Hill. A late start for a shortish krawl over many paths that most
krawlers have never been on. Hardly summer weather, overcast and fresh, greeted 11 members who meet outside
The Cock Inn at Ide Hill. President Phil led us to some lovely south facing views
over the North Downs. Even with a 10:30 start we arrived early at The Pheasant Plucker on
Goathurst Common, a good pint in their large garden was enjoyed, as was the children's play area, especially by
Fred, before we made our way back for lunch. Where we were joined by Ken - he was welcomed back by
all. Four miles was all we did...
Present: Phil (President), BN, Stan, Drew, Jim, Dave's Arnold & White, Chris, Fred, Ponti and
Rae - Ken for lunch (11+1=12)
Apologies: Matt, Gareth, Apples, Martin, Roger, David H & C, John (8)
29 July 2021 - Up the Kreek. It's been 3 years since we last visited Faversham for a
wander along the estuary. Twelve of us met up at Peter Ward's house for a most enjoyable day which started with
a sample of 'Morley' special brew... Our President, Fred, then led us on a very level krawl towards The
Shipwrights Arms at Hollow Shore. The weather was kind but windy and the ground firm - we made good time
and duly arrived half-an-hour early. Luckily the landlord saw a thirsty group and opened up especially for us.
Duly refreshed we went back the way we came to Davington Manor, changed and made our way into town to
Posillipo for a very slow but enjoyable Italian lunch. 6 miles in total.
Present: Fred (President) and his guests Michael & Peter, BN, Roger, Drew, Stan, Chris, Matt,
Martin, Phil and Davids White & Arnold (13)
Apologies: Ken, John, David's H, A & C, Ponti, Gareth, Rae & Jim (9)
22 June 2021 - Dunks Green to Shipbourne. A not to warm day greeted us and we
started by celebrating Fred's 90th birthday. Our President, Ponti, had provided a cake and fizz as befitted
such an occasion and a hearty rendition of 'happy birthday' rang out. A gentle and shortish krawl followed and
we arrive early at The Chaser Inn. Suitably refreshed we wandered back to the Kentish
Rifleman for a very good lunch. Only 4.3 miles of good KKK company.
Present: Ponti (President), BN, Drew, Rae, David A, Gareth, Chris, Fred, Stan (9)
Apologies: John, Roger, Phil, Dave C, Martin, Dave W, David H, Apples, Matt, Ken, Jim (11)
27 May 2021 - Back to normal? A turnout of 13 met at The Rose & Crown in
Halstead, well actually one met at the appointed place - the 12 others were down the lane due to the
parking situation. It was good to see our two working members joining us, namely Matthew and Martin. President
Roger led us off and within half a mile we had to double back as he missed the footpath! At around 2 and half
miles Fred, Dave W and BN took the shorter way, and less hilly one, to The Bulls Head in Pratts
Bottom. A most welcome pint in the pubs garden awaited us all. Duly refreshed we made our way back to The
Rose & Crown via a flight of, what seemed like a 1,000 steps... Four others were already there to
make a total of 17 dining. A very good and very large meal was enjoyed in our normal relaxed fashion. The
shorter krawl was around 4.5 miles and the longer one 6 miles.
Present: Roger (President), BN, Drew, Jim, Phil, Dave W, Rae, Fred, Chris, Martin, Matt, Gareth,
Ponti - Apples, Dave C, John and David H joined for lunch (13+4=17)
Apologies: Stan, Ken & David A (3)
29 April 2021 - similar to the last krawl which was way back in October... As
the regulations had been relaxed we ventured forth on our first krawl of 2021. Meeting, once again, at
Blackheath's HQ 10 krawlers split into two groups of five and wandered over the common to meet up in the back
garden of the Greyhound on Keston Common. The fitter group were led by Chris who went via Bluebell Wood (Well
Wood) - they arrived at the half-way only a couple of minutes after the less-able group which had been led by
the BN upto and around the Ponds. Everyone agreed that it was most satisfying to be in a proper pub and
drinking out of real glasses, let's hope the future months will be as enjoyable. We then headed back to
the HQ for another helping of Fish & Chips which Apples had organised in our absence. PohLeng organised our
dessert along with lots of custard, cream and ice cream - we wished her a happy birthday!
Present: BN, Dave C, Drew, Jim, Phil, Fred, Rae, Dave W, Roger, Chris - Ponti
& Apples joined for lunch) (10+2=12)
Apologies: Ken, Gareth, David H, Dennis, Stan, David Arnold, John Butler & Matt
Because of the lockdown, due to the Covid-19 virus, we had to cancel the January,
February & March Krawls.
Maybe spring time will be OK?