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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Whitstable and Canterbury.

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Grid RefTR1076566924
Lat / Lon 51.36227° / 1.02615°
Easting / Northing610,765E / 166,924N
Grid RefTR1498857840
Lat / Lon 51.27912° / 1.08124°
Easting / Northing614,988E / 157,840N

Whican Two's land is

Arable 34.2%
Green urban 7.1%
Pasture 1.2%
Urban 44.5%
Woods 13.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



03 Nov 2021

I walked the route from Whitstable to Canterbury. Overall, I really enjoyed the route; it was varied, gorgeous, interesting, and generally navigable and easy to follow. The route generally, but not exclusively, follows the cycleway, so much of the route has really good ground conditions (paved or compacted gravel and wide paths).

A few points:
- Around Thurston Park the route has you go in behind a stretch of homes, but the footpath was totally littered with debris or overgrown vegetation. It makes more sense to just get on the cycleway right after Old Bridge Road rather than join it south of All Saints Close.
- You might be able to avoid some mud by staying on the Crab and Winkle Way instead of taking the deviation from it at Amery Court Farm.
- I didn't take the diversion into Blean and intead just stayed straight on the Crab and Winkle Way.
- The route around the University of Kent is a bit weird, ducking around uni buildings, but the path is always there and always public. I actually liked it as a way to keep the approach into Canterbury as green as possible for as long as possible!

No major complaints here: the route was pleasant, beautiful, and a great connection between Whitstable and Canterbury!.

Tim Ryan

03 Aug 2021

A pleasant and easy to follow route. Sharing much of its length with the National Cycling Route 1.

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