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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Queenborough and Faversham.

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Grid Ref TQ9129872086
Lat / Lon 51.41551° / 0.74966°
Easting / Northing 591,298E / 172,086N
What3Words plodding.hurray.leafing
Grid Ref TR0153860948
Lat / Lon 51.31195° / 0.89042°
Easting / Northing 601,538E / 160,948N
What3Words safely.tortoises.chins

Quefav Two's land is

Arable 9.0%
Estuary 3.4%
Intertidal flats 9.4%
Marshes 28.8%
Pasture 18.5%
Urban 28.2%
Water 0.3%
Woods 2.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



17 Aug 2023 Summer

Firstly, I started my walk at Swale train station, so can't vouch for the section in the Isle of Sheppey.
Overall, it's an easy walk, flat and mostly well signposted with very few obstacles. I walked it in August and found the majority of pathways well maintained with vegetation cut back on both sides.
The stretch from Swale station to little Murston nature reserve way absolutely trekking with forage fruit, in September this section would be a fantastic place to harvest apples and pears. These were as yet unripe, but we feasted on bullaces and blackberries along our journey.
The remains of Foley spit and the site of the old Elmley very crossing can be seen here along with the wrecks of 2 WW2 wooden minesweepers. It was also at this crossing point that king James II tried to flee England and was arrested by Faversham sailors (who also kindly relieved him of his coin and other valuables).

There's an interesting mix of wild shores and industry (both modern and historic relics), with the enormous paper mill (UK's largest producer of recycled paper) and the associated K3 energy plant. A point of interest is the large grind stones stacked along the route. These were used to shred logs to produce pulp for making paper.
You can catch a glimpse of the Sittingbourne & Kemsley light railway as well as a multitude of wading birds (herons, red shanks, egrets) for much of the route also.
The Conyer creek stretch is mostly an exposed, raised walkway which offers no shade on hot days but the breeze was most appreciated. Along the western shore of the creek we stopped at the Ship Inn for a pint and were delighted to see they had a huge bowl of delicious roast potatoes on the bar for customers to nibble on (these were apparently left over from their Sunday roast service).
The path then returns to the mouth of the creek and passes a former brickworks with piles of now well vegetated rubble, likely favoured spots for reptiles.
The route then passes a former rifle range and the Uplees gun cotton factory site although both are now just overgrown ruins hinting at their previous use.
From there the path moves away from the shore line (Saxon Shoreway walk & the England Coastal Path) and travels inland towards Faversham, cutting underneath Oare and thereby skipping both Oare and Faversham creeks. Both of these make an excellent extension to the walk if desired by simply staying on the shoreside path (making it around 30km in total).

The route as planned on slow ways is equally lovely though and probably provides more variety in scenery and habitat as it travels through Oare and Davington which are both picturesque and provide pub opportunities on route.
Finally, upon reaching Faversham we bypassed the station and headed to the Albion Taverna for a well deserved feast.
All in all this walk was fantastic. We had moody skies which made for some dramatic photography, gentle breezes and glorious sunshine (a little too intense at times given the exposure on much of the route).
Highly recommended!
The only downside for me was the quantity of fly typing seen in the first few miles of the route, however this section is accessible by nearby roads so I guess this is to be sadly expected. However, as the route progressed and became more remote have to say this is one of the most well maintained and litter free routes I've walked in Kent lately.

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