Five Church Walk


We are glad to report that this successful event will take place again this year.

The proceeds from walkers' donations go towards the repairs and running expenses of the churches of Challock, Molash, Chilham, Godmersham and Boughton Aluph and also to the Kent Air Ambulance and The Pilgrims' Hospices. It is each walker's choice which churches or charities to support.

The walk is almost totally through woodlands and fields, taking place at the height of the bluebell season. Skylarks and woodpeckers have already been heard tuning up and hopefully we will hear cuckoos too. The route is clockwise this year between the churches of Challock, Molash, Chilham, Godmersham and Boughton Aluph. You can either walk the entire circuit of 16 miles or leisurely strollers can walk any one or more stages of between 3 and 4 miles, so there is something for everyone and their dogs. Car parking (down the hill for starters at Chilham), refreshments and loos are provided at each church. Old hands (or should that be old feet) will appreciate that a slight route change in King's Wood between Challock and Molash cuts out a length of forest road in favour of a delightful short cut through what we think is the best bluebell woodland in Kent. Also, the Godmersham Heritage Centre next to Godmersham church will be open that day.

Entry forms will be available from the church porches, Challock Post Office, Dene Cottage porch (top of Church Lane, Challock) and The George Inn, Molash from mid-April, or when booking in. They can also be downloaded from our very own web site:, so take a look at it, it will whet your appetite for taking part. Starting time is from 10 am onwards with returns no longer booked in after 6 pm. We appreciate a minimum donation of £5 for each adult walker, which with gift aid bumps it up to £6.25 - kids and dogs go free!!

So please, let's have plenty of walkers from the villages and their friends and relations taking part and writing Challock and Molash Churches on their entry forms.
NOTE! If you can't walk or don't walk then come for the refreshments anyway, our resident runecrafter tells us they will be delicious.

What's not to like!!