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.
Download our visitor guides of the valley below.
Téléchargez nos guides de visite de la vallée ci-dessous en français.
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  • 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 wondeful 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.
    NEWS
    Rose & Crown
    The Rose & Crown is currently closed while the renovation work is completed. It will re-open on Saturday.
    24/5/2018

    Scarecrow Competition
    Entries are now closed
    Back by popular demand and for the third year running, our Scarecrow Competition is already generating much interest. As our Summer market is the same weekend as Elham Open Gardens (16/17 June), we have chosen a theme of Loose Gardeners to link both events. Loose is also the brief, it can mean as little as incorporating a small piece of fruit, veg or plant life in your design or going full out for a life-sized Alan Titchmarsh.
    Look out for posters around the village for more details about where to find entry forms. Last date to enter is 21 May, as scarecrows should be on display by Monday, 28 May, to give us a festive three-week lead-in to the event weekend. Our Summer Food & Craft Festival is on Sunday, June 17, 11am – 2pm, so please save the date – and if you’d like a stall in the summer, please email julie.woodgate@yahoo.co.uk We hope to see you there!
    27/2/2018

    Knit, Knot, Net
    This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. As part of the events marking this we are hoping to drape a sea of poppies from the top of the church tower, so we need your help. KNIT - If you can knit or crochet then please make us some poppies. There will be a box in St Mary’s church to put finished poppies. There will also be a pattern for an easy knit pattern in church should you need one.
    Please leave a tail of wool near the centre for us to attach them to the netting. KNOT – nearer the time we will be asking for volunteers to help knot the poppies to the netting NET – we will need to buy the netting (heavy duty) and some wool so if you are unable to help in any other way perhaps you would like to make a small donation towards the cost. Please give this to anyone from the church, drop in to Willows, Cock Lane or put it in the chest in church in a sealed envelope marked POPPIES.
    15/4/2018

    Cricket Club
    Elham Valley Cricket Club is an inclusive club with club mark status. We are welcoming to new members of all ages, gender and abilities. Our pitch and training facilities are safe and of a good standard. The ground is situated in a quiet location and offers fantastic views of Kents North Downs. We are keen to increase our membership in all age groups. If you are interested in playing cricket, Elham could be the club for you.
    Below are the details of the upcoming season
    21.4.2018 – First Saturday morning 10am-12noon
    Coaching sessions for ages 5 – 16
    Tuesday evenings starting 24.4.18 - 6.30pm –8pm
    Additional nets coaching for match preparation (U13s and U15s) Coaching for U11’s for match preparation
    Tuesday evenings 6pm–7pm starting 24.4.18
    U11s U13s U15s League and Cup competitions
    U9s Kwik cricket competition/league Cost
    U9s £25
    U11s £50
    U13s and above £80
    To apply for membership and for more information please click on the membership box @ http://www.elhamvalleycc.com/elham-valley-cricket-club-home
    15/4/2018

    Livestock Under Attack
    There is an increasing incidence of dog attacks on livestock. Thousands of sheep and cattle die as a consequence of injuries caused by dogs every year and livestock worrying costs the industry an estimated £1.6m* (NFU Mutual). But this figure is just the tip of the iceberg as many losses are uninsured and often unaccounted for. Kent NFU Adviser Amanda Corp says:“The NFU is reminding people to keep dogs on a lead, rather than letting them run freely because livestock may be nearby. Dogs naturally have a chase instinct and they can inflict the most terrible bites on sheep which can die slowly and painfully of their injuries. Pregnant ewes can also abort their lambs if chased by dogs.” She explains: “Dog attacks on livestock should be avoided at all costs. They can end in tragedy both for the farmer and for the dog owner whose pet can legally be shot by a farmer if it’s chasing sheep or cattle .” If a dog worries livestock, the dog owner or the person responsible for the animal at the time is guilty of an offence under the Animals Act 1971 and may be sued for compensation by the farmer. Ms Corp emphasises that sheep farming involves long-term husbandry, saying: “It takes two years of care and attention for a farmer to raise a sheep - from lamb to breeding ewe. It is therefore heartbreaking for a farmer when flocks are attacked by dogs. Even the smallest dog can injure a sheep, that’s why it is so important to use a lead around livestock. The KCAF asks walkers to follow The Countryside Code Note: There is a Government backed campaign to understand the true incidence of dog attacks. Please report livestock worrying incidents that you witness and cases of dogs that you know are not secured adequately at home. Phone Kent Police on 101 – they will welcome your call.
    04/5/2018

    Bin Stickers
    Elham Parish Council have phased a number of 30 mph bin stickers for use within the parish. They are similar to ones which you may have noticed in Barham and, more lately, in Lyminge. The purpose is obviously to try and make motorists more alert to the fact that they are in a 30mph zone. If you would like to have two or three stickers to put on your wheelie bins and meet the following criteria:  Your property is in a 30mph zone  Your bins are put out next to the main road and will be visible to motorists then please contact me on 840622 to arrange receipt.

    Jon Worrall, Elham Parish Council, Highways lead

    7/2/2018

    4G comes to Elham
    EE are rolling out superfast 4GEE in Shepway this week.
    1/2/2018
    POSTERS
    EVENTS DIARY
    click on the event for more details
    May
    Mon 28 May 11:00 - 15:00
    Dog Fun Day
    Etchinghill Golf Club - Public
    Paws On The Course. Golf course dog walk - Family foot golf - Dog socialising - Dog related stalls - BBQ - Dog photographer - Bouncy Castle - Face painting - Tombola. FREE entry
    Mon 28 May 14:30
    Forest Walk
    Bladbean - Elham Friends of St. Mary's Church
    June
    Sat 2 Jun
    Walking Festival
    Various - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
    Sat 2 Jun 11:00
    Petanque and picnic
    Triangle - Elham Valley Twinning Association
    Sun 3 Jun
    Walking Festival
    Various - Elham Elham Valley Walkers
    Fri 8 Jun 20:00
    Chris Shaw 95th Rifles
    Village Hall - Elham Historical Society
    Sat 9 Jun
    Pilgrims Way Challenge
    Various - Canterbury Pilgrim's Hospice
    Sat 16 Jun - 23:00
    Open Gardens (NGS)
    Village - Elham Gardening Society
    Sun 17 Jun - 23:00
    Open Gardens (NGS)
    Village - Elham Gardening Society
    Sun 17 Jun - 15:00
    Scarecrow Competition
    Village - Elham Farmers' Market
    Sun 17 Jun 11:00 - 14:00
    Summer Food & Craft Festival
    The Square - Elham Farmers' Market
    Sat 23 Jun 19:30 - 22:15
    Show Songs and Supper
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Thu 28 Jun 19:30
    Growing Vegetables
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    July
    Sun 1 Jul 11:00
    Eucharist
    Dover Castle - Elham Valley Group
    Thu 5 Jul
    Flower Show
    Hampton Court - Elham Gardening Society
    Thu 19 Jul 19:30
    To Sissinghurst
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    Fri 20 Jul
    Postling Church
    Postling Church - Elham Historical Society
    August
    Thu 16 Aug 19:30
    The English Love Affair
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    September
    Thu 20 Sep 19:30
    Gardening in the Shade
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    October
    Sat 6 Oct
    Coffee Morning
    Village Hall - Elham Gardening Society
    Fri 12 Oct 20:00
    Pathé News
    Village Hall - Elham Historical Society
    Thu 18 Oct 19:30
    The Inexhaustible Mr Paxto
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    November
    Sat 10 Nov 19:30
    Annual Dinner
    Village Hall - Elham Gardening Society
    Sun 11 Nov
    WW1 Exhibition and Event
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Thu 15 Nov 19:30
    A Year on the Allotment
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    December
    Wed 5 Dec
    Railway Swing Band
    Village Hall - Elham Village Hall Association
    Thu 13 Dec 19:30
    AGM & Xmas Party
    Peggy Pike VH - Elham Gardening Society
    CONTACTS
    Tel:
    Contact Name & email
    999
    Emergency
    101
    Non emergency Police
    07977 982185
    KCCCommunity Warden: Gary Harrison
    111
    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
    01303 840577
    Bourne Physiotherapy: Julie Perkins info@bournephysio.co.uk
    01227 832322
    Bourne Vet Practice
    01303 273203
    Manor Vet Clinic
    01303 253524
    Member of Parliament: Damian Collins MP
    07584 304301
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: David Godfrey
    07968 406702
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Phillip Martin
    07956 110887
    Shepway Dist. Councillor: Stuart Peall
    01233 670561
    Kent County Councillor: Miss Susan Carey
    01303 840255
    Parish Council Chairman: Geoff Clements
    01304 830200
    Parish Council Clerk: Cathy Skinner
    01303 840538
    Parish Council Member: Colin Johnson
    01303 840622
    Parish Council Member: Jon Worrall
    01303 840872
    Parish Council Member: Ken Percival
    01303 840215
    Parish Council Member: Kevin Lamb
    07956 110887
    Parish Council Member: Stuart Peall
    01303 840006
    Parish Council Vice-Chairman: Brian Swan
    01303 840566
    Abbot's Fireside
    01303 840242
    King's Arms
    01303 840890
    Rose & Crown
    01303 840304
    Church Matters: Mary Morgan
    01303 840344
    Cosy Tea Rooms: Dawn
    01303 862820
    Dog & Puppy Training
    01303 840464
    EHS: Jacquie Christian jacquie.christian@gmail.com
    01303 840485
    Elham Circle: Judith Ridley
    01303 840550
    Elham Gardening Society: Frances Horton
    01303 840584
    Elham Going Green: Sylvia Scott
    01303 840041
    Elham Pre-School: elhampreschool@gmail.com
    01303 840325
    Elham Primary School: Dan File
    01303 840974
    Elham Taxi Service
    07515 797591
    Elham Taxi Service
    01303 840186
    Elham Valley Stores
    01303 840606
    EVH Chairman: Tony Rossi arossi5572@aol.com
    01303 840647
    EVHA: Pat Holmes
    01303 840336
    Ladies' Walking Group: Andrée Sladden
    01303 862180
    Lyminge Library
    01303 261500
    Methodist Church: Kevin Taylor
    01303 840485
    Sports Centre
    01303 840009
    Sports Club: John Holmes jph99@btinternet.com
    01303 840538
    St. Mary's Church Hall: Bridget Johnson
    01303 840544
    Sunday School
    01303 862467
    Village Hall: Maggie Tappenden talktomaggiemay@yahoo.co.uk
    01303 840941
    Newsletter Editor: Ros Humphreys humphreysros@yahoo.co.uk
    01303 840682
    Newsletter Advertising: Laura Benson thewellhouseelham@gmail.com
    01303 840007
    Newsletter Distribution: Pauline & Barry Flanagan