These two websites have been created to promote the Elham Valley & the village of Elham, which lies at the centre of this beautiful Kentish valley.
Map of Elham
© Reproduced by kind permission of the Elham Village Hall Association Ltd, Elham Circle & the artist - Graham Clarke
Elham village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Downs of Kent. This beautiful and historic village can trace its past back to the Domesday Book of 1086.
Map of Elham
© Reproduced by kind permission of the artist Scarlett Rickard
Nestled between Canterbury and Folkestone, the Elham Valley is situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is good access by car from the M20 and A2, alternatively by train to Canterbury or Folkestone and the regular No.17 Stagecoach bus service which runs along the valley.

There can be few places as tranquil as Kent's Elham Valley that are so easy to reach and offer such a range of activities. Enjoy a walk in the unspoiled countryside followed by a pub lunch at one of the many charming village pubs.
Breathe in the fresh air, drink in the views and feel yourself relax.

There's accommodation to suit every budget from B&B to self catering or luxury rooms. The location makes it a great place for an overnight stop before a channel crossing from the nearby port of Dover or the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone.

The Elham Valley Way, a 21 mile promoted footpath, passes over fields and through woods and villages, it therefore provides a wonderful encounter for the long distance walker. The Way largely traverses the track of the old Canterbury – Folkestone Elham Valley Railway which closed in 1947.

The pretty village of Elham hosts some wonderful historic houses of Kent together with welcoming pubs, and log fires in the winter.
A New Dog Grooming Service in Elham
Hounds by Nicola has recently opened in Elham. Services available are: Full Groom - Express Groom - Hand Stripping - Puppy's First Groom. For full details please call Niki on 07944 974998 or visit

Village update
Newsletter: Please get copy in by 13th of the month

Village shop: Opening hours. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please do not collect your paper until 8 a.m.

The King's Arms is open 01303 840242

The Rose and Crown is open 01303 840890

The Abbot's Fireside is open 01303 840566

The Cosy Tea Rooms is open 01303 840444

The Post Office is temporarily closed


click on the event for more details
Wed 17 Jul 19:30 doors open 19:00
Dessert Island Discs
Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
Gerry Newman as the castaway. Join us for an evening of chat and music. Bar open, dessert to follow. Everyone welcome. Entry: £5 on the door
Thu 18 Jul 12:00
Friendship Lunch
St. Mary's Hall - Elham Friends of St. Mary's Church
Thu 18 Jul 17:30
Kent Chalk Grasslands - Our Rainforest
Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
Sat 20 Jul 09:30 - 12:00
Tennis Court (R) - Elham Village Hall Association
Sun 21 Jul 10:00
The Square - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
Sun 21 Jul 11:00 - 15:00
Open Day
Green Lane - Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary
Thu 25 Jul 10:00 - 15:00
Volunteers' Day
Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
Sat 27 Jul
Summer Show
Village Hall - Elham Gardening Society
Tue 6 Aug 10:00
Stelling Minnis Shop CT4 6AS - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
Fri 18 Oct 19:30
Autumn Quiz
Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
Contact Name & email
Non Emergency Police
07977 982185
KCCCommunity Warden: Gary Harrison
NHS Direct
01227 766877
Kent & Canterbury Hosp.
01233 633331
William Harvey Ashford
01303 840213
Elham Surgery
01303 232300
Hawkinge Health Centre
01303 862425
Lyminge Pharmacy
01227 832322
Bourne Vet Practice
01303 273203
Manor Vet Clinic
07584 304301
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: David Godfrey
07968 406702
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: Phillip Martin
07956 110887
Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor: Stuart Peall
01303 253524
Member of Parliament: Damian Collins MP
01233 670561
Kent County Councillor: Miss Susan Carey
01303 840215
Parish Council Chairman: Kevin Lamb
01303 840224
Parish Council Vice Chair: Christeen Chapman
07702 268475
Parish Council Clerk: Claire Greenwood
01303 840006
Parish Council Member: Brian Swan
07581 524402
Parish Council Member: Emily Arnold-Newing
01303 840255
Parish Council Member: Geoff Clements
01303 862087
Parish Council Member: Kevin Allen
01303 862087
Parish Council Member: Kevin Allen
07956 110887
Parish Council Member: Stuart Peall
01303 840566
Abbot's Fireside
01303 840242
King's Arms
01303 840890
Rose & Crown
01303 840344
The Cosy Tea Rooms
01303 840304
Church Matters: Mary Morgan
01303 840219
Church: St Mary the Virgin vicar: Alison Dale
01303 862820
Dog & Puppy Training
01303 840550
Elham Gardening Society: Frances Horton
01303 840041
Elham Pre-School:
01303 840325
Elham Primary School: Dan File
01303 840186
Elham Valley Stores
01303 840820
EVH Chairman: Jan Stanyon
01303 862180
Lyminge Library
01303 261500
Methodist Church: Kevin Taylor
01303 840485
Sports Centre
01303 840009
Sports Club: John Holmes
01303 840544
Sunday School
01303 862467
Village Hall: Maggie Tappenden
01303 840295
Newsletter Editor: Renee Bull
Newsletter Distribution: Janet Pain