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Canterbury Summer Awayday

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A summer meeting for members to spread a few maps over tables, discuss and have a few drinks.

Date and Time

Saturday, 25th July, 2009, 1pm


The Dolphin, 17 St. Radigun's Street, Canterbury CT1 2AA. Good food and beer, and are welcoming to society events. There's a big garden, but even if it's raining there is a large space that the landlady has kindly reserved for us to spread maps out on.

Road Trip

A road trip has been proposed to finish off the awayday. The suggested route is as follows.

Leave Canterbury via St Dunstan's Gate up the A290. Drive along the A299 Thanet Way under the tunnels, over the A28 and A253, past the airport, and up to the A256. Go south along the coast round Sandwich, and back along the A257 into Canterbury.

Estimated time is approximately one hour.


By Car

The recommended route from London to Canterbury is via the A2 / M2 corridor, then via the A2050 into the city centre. However, if you are considering the Park & Ride (see below), an alternative route is to continue along the A2 to the next available exit, signposted to Bridge & Bekesbourne. Take three right turns at the end of the sliproad, which will put you on the old A2 from Bridge. From here, follow signs to the city centre, and the Dover Road Park & Ride is a few minutes past this.

There are an ample supply of car parks very close by, but it's probably easier to take the Park & Ride (£2.50 all day per car), which really does work well. There are currently three car parks; these are Sturry Road (A28), Wincheap (A28 south) and Dover Road (A2050 - former A2). For further information on parking, see The bus station is at the southeastern end of the High Street, about ten minutes' walk away from The Dolphin.

By Rail

Canterbury is served by two stations. West station is for trains from Ashford and Margate, and is between 5 and 10 minutes' walk. East Station serves trains from Rochester and Dover, and is 15 minutes' walk.

Who's Coming?

SarahJNsorry plans have changed02/07/2009
HalsteadY?I'll see what occurs29/05/2009
JeniY?Should do01/07/2009
Brenley CornerYNo real excuse - as I am a local.01/07/2009
SabristaYYes I'd love to come!28/06/2009
geo449Nhahahahahahahaha, seriously too far14/06/2009
TruveloNOn holiday again29/05/2009
Ritchie333YNo problems in coming29/05/2009
nowsterYCould give a lift to anyone in Manchester area, or alternatively would accept one.29/05/2009
M5LenzarNKent's a little too far, sorry29/05/2009



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