Favwhi one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Faversham and Whitstable.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Faversham and Whitstable.

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Grid Ref TR0153860948
Lat / Lon 51.31195° / 0.89042°
Easting / Northing 601,538E / 160,948N
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Grid Ref TR1076566924
Lat / Lon 51.36227° / 1.02615°
Easting / Northing 610,765E / 166,924N
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Favwhi One's land is

Arable 34.1%
Green urban 4.9%
Intertidal flats 21.3%
Marshes 5.8%
Pasture 6.2%
Urban 27.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



12 Aug 2023 Summer

We walked the reverse of this, ie, started at Whitstable and finished in Faversham.
We walked along part of the beach at Seasalter, which is on pebbles, but you can take a slightly easier route by going along the road / path- which is slightly undulating. There are some steps along the way. The path is mostly well signposted. It is an enjoyable walk and would recommend it.


10 Aug 2023 Summer

This was a varied walk, starting with some remote feeling countryside, then hitting the coast and gradually becoming more built up. The section as you pass Seasalter is on the inland side of the road and could be tricky if you’re not too steady on your feet as it was not very flat and a narrow path. The forget-me-not cafe just as you enter Seasalter is a good option for refreshments.

Slow Ways Darren

13 Oct 2022 (edited 17 Oct 2022) Autumn

This is a great comprehensive route that takes you from the market town of Faversham to the cute seaside town of Whitstable. The walk out of Faversham takes a lovely route (a short stroll from the Shepherd's Name brewery) and then out along the river past the yacht club and moored ships. After crossing the creek the route heads out into the countryside and starts to feel quite remote. There is a tricky section across a muddy ploughed field under the electricity pylons after the path heads away from the creek towards the estuary. The rest of the walk follows the coastal path along the estuary from there all the way to Whitstable. It is a little ambiguous in places where the path follows alongside the road from Seasalter or could follow the coast more closely but I managed to find the way through OK.

There are a couple of shops and pubs en route too, including a lovely little coffee shack called Quint's Retreat by the boat yard on the way out of Faversham.

Whitstable is a lovely destination with a great source of food, drink and accommodation which should meet everybody's needs.

It's all pretty flat although a little uneven in places with only a slight slope up to the banks of the estuary.


26 Sep 2021 Autumn

This is a very enjoyable, level coastal route which largely follows the Saxon Shore Way long distance path. Much of the route is along the top of earthen embankments or concrete sea wall, and offers excellent views over the marshes along Faversham Creek, and across The Swale to the Isle of Sheppy. Much of the second half of the route can be walked along the foreshore, although there are a large number of groynes to negotiate.

Walking surfaces are mainly good, but a mixture of pavement, earth embankment, concrete sea wall, farm track, arable land, shingle beach, tarmac path, and roadway, so will not be suitable for all users.

Particular issues:
- There is a section of footpath across Nagden Marshes, between Nagden Cottages and where the path meets the sea wall at Castle Coote, which crosses an arable field;
- The section marked along the foreshore between Waldens Caravan Park and Alberta Holiday Park at Seasalter is not easy to access at higher states of the tide. It is necessary to walk along the adjacent Faversham Road, which has no pavement or dedicated footway;
- The section along Seasalter Beach requires some stepping over the ends of groynes. The alternative route marked on Slow Ways alongside the railway does not appear to be a right of way. To avoid the beach section you will need to cross Seasalter Bridge, continue along Joy Lane, down Sherrin's Alley, and over the railway footbridge to rejoin the route at the beach huts;
- In several places, access from the foreshore landward may require steps over the sea wall;
- There are some kissing gates along the route.

There is a welcome cafe about half-way along the route at Waldens on the way in to Seasalter.

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