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Faversham

Kent


Slow Ways linking Faversham and Ashford (Kent), Canterbury, Chartham, Lenham, Queenborough, Sittingbourne, Whitstable

England / Kent / Faversham

Faversham’s seven Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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 Faversham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ashford (Kent)—Faversham
Ashfav one Verify me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 328m Descent 307m
Faversham—Canterbury
Favcan one

Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 277m Descent 280m
Faversham—Chartham
Favcha one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 212m Descent 209m
Faversham—Chartham
Favcha two Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Faversham—Whitstable
Favwhi one Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 68m Descent 84m
Lenham—Faversham
Lenfav one Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 318m Descent 220m
Queenborough—Faversham
Quefav one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 175m Descent 186m
Queenborough—Faversham
Quefav two Review me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 152m Descent 163m
Queenborough—Faversham
Quefav three Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 180m Descent 191m
Queenborough—Faversham
Quefav four Review me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 250m Descent 240m
Sittingbourne—Faversham
Sitfav one

Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 128m Descent 127m
Sittingbourne—Faversham
Sitfav two Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 174m Descent 172m

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Collective progress

46% of Faversham’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

8/12

reviewed

0/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

14 people have contributed to Faversham’s Slow Ways

12 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Faversham

161km out of 246km have been walked and reviewed

327km of reviews have been shared in Faversham

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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Firstly, I started my walk at Swale train station, so can't vouch for the section in the Isle of Sheppey. 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. 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. 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....

Carrie.Leonora

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After that, the route heads through a gorgeous shallow valley with wooded slopes on both sides. The churchyard at Molash has some great yew trees and from here the route follows quiet tracks and pathways onwards to Kings Wood. From here the route is well walked and clearly signposted onwards to the Stour Valley Walk and into Ashford. I ended my walk with a different route through Ashford by crossing into Kennington and onto Ashford's Green Corridor, following the Stour River through to South Willesborough where there was a hot meal and friendly faces waiting for me. I'd highly recommend a good map and compass on this route due to hard to find signs and crossing points in places....

Carrie.Leonora

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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....

whlsarah

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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....

Liz

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A long route but lots of highlights and one of the best routes I've walked for orchard blossom, although sadly I was about a month too early for that. Just a little way north of the village (off route) there were large flocks of high-tide roosting birds in saltmarsh close to the path, very good views especially if you stay behind the sea wall to not disturb them much. I haven't actually walked the road section on Sheppey or between Milton Creek Country Park and Conyer Creek (except using Google Street View) although I've crossed it and walked adjacent section of the Sheerness-Queenborough-Sittingbourne-Faversham group of routes which often overlap....

Daisy C

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Queenborough—Faversham

Daisy C added Quefav four, a new walk from Queenborough to Faversham

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Pleasant rural route on footpaths and small country lanes outside the end towns. I tried out the section near Faversham along the A2 which an earlier reviewer had said was unpleasant, and they were quite right, SitFav 1 would be a horrible route to walk. I saw the earlier reviews but it'd been relatively dry so wearing trail shoes was perfect, although I could see dry signs of winter muddy sections. I'm giving it 5 stars for the blossom and bluebells, the A2 section is fairly short compared to the length of the route and there is (now) a better alternative given....

Daisy C

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It’s true this route follows a single, somewhat busy road but I found it to be much more enjoyable than expected....

Arin Hoad

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Mainly open fields with good long views....

ERIC MCGRATH

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Sittingbourne—Faversham

Daisy C added Sitfav two, a new walk from Sittingbourne to Faversham

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The only place I'd change it is as you approach Ospringe where this route puts you on the unpleasant A2 (London Road). Instead you could keep on the footpath to Ospringe, crossing the A2 at Water Lane....

romney

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Favwhi one

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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....

Slow Ways Darren

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Lengthy stretch across flood plain near Stour river is also enjoyable. For those who enjoy some history there are several churches along the route that can easily be included in the route....

PeterD

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If the route was to be made prettier then there could be adaptations in the early stages route so that you are taken along the river, but this would be impractical in the autumn/winter months as it can become very boggy at that time....

ShortLegsLongWalk

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A mind numbingly dull route, made more mentally taxing by the traffic. Undoubtedly the fastest route, but is no better than catching a bus....

ShortLegsLongWalk

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A better route would be to follow the railway line for the most part - Tonge Road, Lomas Road, Teynham Station, Deerton Street, Davington, Faversham Station. No pavement for most of it but a nice quiet road through fields and woodland....

romney

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Faversham

Ellie_R surveyed Faversham

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- 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. 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;...

Andrew

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Would not recommend taking the footpath between Horselees Road and Dunkirk Road in Boughton under Blean as this was very overgrown with stinging nettles. Will stick to the road next time....

wp

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Faversham

Juliet Flynn surveyed Faversham

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Faversham

valderi surveyed Faversham

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Faversham

John C surveyed Faversham

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Faversham

AndrewSweeney surveyed Faversham

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Faversham

Strummerman surveyed Faversham

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First walk of this route, We started in Canterbury at in Buttermarket, here there are plenty of places to eat/drink, use toilet facilities and you are within easy walking distance of 2 train stations with connections to London, and the bus station. We found the downloaded walk was made up of very straight lines which did not always match the map so had to stop a few times to work out the route....

JoanneR87

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Ashford (Kent)—Faversham

Slow Ways added Ashfav one, a new walk from Ashford (Kent) to Faversham

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Faversham—Canterbury

Slow Ways added Favcan one, a new walk from Faversham to Canterbury

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Faversham—Chartham

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

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Faversham—Whitstable

Slow Ways added Favwhi one, a new walk from Faversham to Whitstable

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Lenham—Faversham

Slow Ways added Lenfav one, a new walk from Lenham to Faversham

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Queenborough—Faversham

Slow Ways added Quefav one, a new walk from Queenborough to Faversham

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Queenborough—Faversham

Slow Ways added Quefav two, a new walk from Queenborough to Faversham

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Queenborough—Faversham

Slow Ways added Quefav three, a new walk from Queenborough to Faversham

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Sittingbourne—Faversham

Slow Ways added Sitfav one, a new walk from Sittingbourne to Faversham

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Faversham, Thu 25 July

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Faversham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TR0153860948

Lat / Lon

51.31195° / 0.89042°

Easting / Northing

601,538E / 160,948N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Faversham'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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