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Using a disused railway and bleak woods, this walk is an excellent half-day stroll. Beware of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Follow The Signs

You can pick this up near town , look for the direction signs to guide you along. Walking or... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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To Canterbury West Station Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable CT5 1AB, England
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Starting at Whitstable station, I went as far as the University of Kent at back (which is at least 3/4 of the route but avoiding the steep hill into/out of Canterbury). Within 10 mins you are into beautiful countryside. There is a great mixture of...More

5  Thank BayB0y
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Crab and Winkle Way between Canterbury and Whitstable is not all that it should be. Yes, for a large part of the route you will be away from traffic, but this path is not safe enough to enable a carefree journey along its entire...More

15  Thank Mulligrubs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using a disused railway and bleak woods, this walk is an excellent half-day stroll. Beware of cyclists though.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

You can pick this up near town , look for the direction signs to guide you along. Walking or cycling is suitable.

1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is the old railway line from Whitstable to Canterbury. It seems steeper going to Canterbury than from Canterbury. It runs through woodland and farmland and undulating in places. Great for running if you want to run for over an hour. The road surface is...More

4  Thank nicholashutchings1
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

8 miles one way and hilly. Rented a bike from Canterbury Cycles on Stour St which worked well. Nice oysters at Harbour. The 3 mike ride to Chatham was also very enjoyable

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Rented bikes from the hire shop in whitstable. They were great. Did the ride to Canterbury and back ... fantastic most is of road and a really nice ride .... do it

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The three of us set out from Canterbury to Whitstable via the cycle network route. My 8 year old found some of the climbs challenging but generally the cycle route was manageable. We took in the sights and stopped to take in the view at...More

2  Thank Andygreenfield
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Humid, insect apocalypse, but it was a shelter from the sun on the way to the shop, so it's got my vote.

Thank Jason M
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We have walked this in both directions, but prefer to end in Whitstable, a cheeky beer on the beach is a nice reward. The walk its self is nice, it's not too hilly, and has some lovely scenery. It can get busy in parts, lots...More

1  Thank rltw2018
Reviewed May 8, 2018

I've cycled this route a few times (it's about 15 miles to Canterbury and back) and walked there, but got the bus back, mostly because I was soaked by the time I got there! Parts of it are quite steep and the start of the...More

Thank mikkelbates
Reviewed April 21, 2018

I rode to from Whitstable to Canterbury and back, on a lovely sunny day. This is the first time I have ridden this route, but it is very well signposted, so I did not get lost. It is hilly in places, on the way to...More

Thank Liz W
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