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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Faversham to Whitstable

With a potentially warmer weekend forecast, here's a gentle seaside stroll for those with a yearning to see the coast  

Length 9.8 miles (15.7 km)
Toughness 1 out of 10

Getting there

Catch the 9:55 am HST Faversham train from London St. Pancras International (10:02 from Stratford International) to arrive at Faversham 11:05 am.

Alternatively

Catch the 9:40 am Ramsgate train from London Victoria (9:57 am Bromley South) to arrive at Faversham 10:52 am. You may wish to wait for the St. Pancras train to arrive and investigate the delightful high street. 
  

Getting back

There is one fairly fast train per hour back from Whitstable station to London Victoria at 27 minutes past the hour. Journey time 1 hour 24 minutes

There is one fairly fast train per hour back from Whitstable station to London St. Pancras at 49 minutes past the hour. Journey time 1 hour 17 minutes

Plan your journey here. 

Tickets

Buy a cheap day return to Whitstable. Please note that the St. Pancras Service is more expensive and if you've travelled from London Victoria, you will need to return to that station or upgrade your ticket.


Maps

OS Landranger Map 178 and 179 Explorer Map 149 and 150.

Overview

This is an easy walk starting in the delightful town of Faversham with the main part of the walk mostly alongside the Saxon Shore Way 
Whitstable has a fish market and harbour if you have time to while away. 

Lunch

Booking at the suggested Lunch stop The Sportsman is essential if you are looking for a "gastro" lunch.  However walkers have found that the Oyster Pearl 2.5km further on at 185 Faversham Road in Seasalter CT5 4BJ is a reasonably priced alternative. Lastly there is the Forget Me Not  at 400 Faversham Road also in Seasalter CT5 4BW.
The last two venues make for a longish morning  leg (about 9.5km) so you may wish to bring (or buy in Faversham) a snack to eat en route. 





More details about this walk may be found on the link below
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1 comment:

BrightSpark said...

Started the day admiring Faversham with its rich history and architecture. The town's market square was a delight, we then saw the house where King James (the second) was held after his capture. Then we walked down a beautifully preserved medieval street which was saved from developers in 1958 and then one last treasure was seeing one of the oldest surviving warehouses in Britain. The n=7 on this walk were then treated to some lovely nature in the way of butterflies and wild flowers as we walked around Faversham Creek. Prices at The Sportsman pub put people off from eating there so after the sandwich munchers had finished we set off on a very attractive coastal path to Whistable. After a drink at the Old Neptune pub five of us flopped onto the beach for a lovely hour of doing absolutely nothing. A good day out.