Meeting at Canterbury West station, welcoming some new friends on a good sunny and warm autumnal day. Starting out of Canterbury along the Stour Valley towards Chartham, passing the former papermill, then onto Chartham village green. Too early for lunch so up the slopes and through some orchards with ripe fruit still to be picked. Stopping for a refreshing drink in the pub garden. Onwards along the woodland paths seeing a few tame reindeer, then into No Man's Orchard for another stop, eat and a chat, afterwhich continuing on the North Downs Way returning into Canterbury via Harbledown. Many thanks to David for making it such a wonderful, fun, relaxed days walk.