“Rye and Chips” – Guided Tour of Romney Marshes, 11th September 2107
A full coach of HADARA adventurers set off for a tour of Romney Marshes. We stopped at Ashford to pick up our Blue Badge Guide, Sue. After some refreshments at Dobbies Garden Centre and Restaurant we set off again, this time with running commentary about our surroundings.
We stopped at St Augustines’s church at Brookland to have a close look at one of the many medieval churches on the marches. Built circa 1260 this church has a lead font, box pews and a magnificent wooden bell tower sitting on the ground beside it.
After touring the Dungeness area we arrived at the Pilot in time for our delicious Fish & Chips lunch. Afterwards, some of the braver adventurers walked across the largest expanse of shingle in the world, to look at the sea. Walking back to the coach was hard with the strong winds against us but everyone made it back in time for the drive through Camber to Rye.
In Rye Sue lead a walking party through the town to see a few of the historic streets and buildings which make Rye so interesting and so pretty. Afterwards it was free time until we returned to the coach for our drive back to Hartley.
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