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Chartham

Kent


Slow Ways linking Chartham and Ashford (Kent), Barham, Canterbury, Faversham

England / Kent / Chartham

Chartham’s four Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 1/4

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Chartham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashford (Kent)—Chartham
Ashcha one Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 241m Descent 261m
Chartham—Barham
Chabar one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 281m Descent 315m
Chartham—Canterbury
Chacan one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 28m Descent 24m
Faversham—Chartham
Favcha one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 212m Descent 209m
Faversham—Chartham
Favcha two Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

55% of Chartham’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

3/5

reviewed

1/5

surveyed

2/5

verified

9 people have contributed to Chartham’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Chartham

43km out of 74km have been walked and reviewed

121km of reviews have been shared in Chartham

Latest Updates

Faversham—Chartham

Naomi added Favcha two, a new walk from Faversham to Chartham

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I walked a different route because so many paths were either unsafe or entirely blocked. You can walk Faversham to Chartham, but not by this route....

Naomi

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As you leave the city the path is very clearly marked, you pretty much just follow the river straight to Chartham. Not too muddy and as others mentioned the path is shared with cyclists....

Naomi

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Later he couldn't find a path behind Great Bromley Farm, but this was no problem when the fields were down to stubble in February. I did have a problem following the path across the fields south of Wye. There are good views of Chilham Castle from around here too....

Daisy C

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Basically you follow the Stour Valley path, so it is the best route for this stretch. Mostly it is easy to follow, using a combination of the SlowWays map and Stour Valley Walk signs but:. Leaving the station, use the SlowWays map to walk past the Stour Centre, and you will then pick up the Stour Valley signs. Then head across the fields to the left as per the SlowWays map - the Stour Valley sign was missing at that point when we did the walk....

James Bradley

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However, in the late autumn/winter I have always found this route to be very wet and difficult to traverse in some places (without getting wet feet). Nonetheless, traversable with boots and in all shoe types in spring, summer and early autumn....

ShortLegsLongWalk

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Some sheep grids which might impede a wheelchair but this is a surfaced (sand/ gravel and some tarmac stretches near Canterbury and Chartham ) route. It’s popular with runners, cyclists and walkers. Especially recommended early morning when mist often shrouds the water meadows/ marshes and adjacent lakes and river....

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Chartham

Dave Hogben surveyed Chartham

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You will also find benches along the route including one with a table with animals carved into it. Following the route to Westgate Gardens in Canterbury brings you out at the bottom of the main pedestrian street with access to numerous cafes and tea rooms in addition to Canterbury Cathedral itself....

Dave Hogben

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This route follows the Stour Valley Walk and National Cycle Route 18 for almost its entire length (up to Westgate Gardens on the edge of Canterbury City centre), and is well signposted and waymarked. It is almost completely traffic-free, generally on good surfaces, and should be suitable for most users. Flooding may be a problem after heavy rain or when river levels are high....

Andrew

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I think this route is very accessible, it follows part of Route 18 of the National Cycle Network....

chrisboucher

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Chartham

chrisboucher surveyed Chartham

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Chartham

chrisboucher surveyed Chartham

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Follows much of the Stour Valley Walk from Ashford via Wye, Crundale, Godmersham and Chilham....

DavidT

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chrisboucher surveyed Chacan one

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Ashford (Kent)—Chartham

Slow Ways added Ashcha one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Chartham

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Chartham—Barham

Slow Ways added Chabar one, a new walk from Chartham to Barham

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Chartham—Canterbury

Slow Ways added Chacan one, a new walk from Chartham to Canterbury

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Faversham—Chartham

Slow Ways added Favcha one, a new walk from Faversham to Chartham

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Chartham, Sun 21 July

23°

Cloudy

Chartham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TR1070355216

Lat / Lon

51.25716° / 1.01835°

Easting / Northing

610,703E / 155,216N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chartham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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