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Kent


Slow Ways linking Sandwich and Barham, Canterbury, Deal, Minster, Northbourne, Ramsgate

England / Kent / Sandwich

Sandwich’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Sandwich from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barham—Sandwich
Barsan one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 196m Descent 148m
Canterbury—Sandwich
Cansan one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 142m Descent 153m
Minster—Sandwich
Minsan one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 38m Descent 42m
Minster—Sandwich
Minsan two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 54m Descent 58m
Sandwich—Deal
Sandea one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 48m Descent 49m
Sandwich—Northbourne
Sannor one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 45m Descent 18m
Sandwich—Ramsgate
Sanram one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 107m Descent 104m
Sandwich—Ramsgate
Sanram two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 101m Descent 97m

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Collective progress

47% of Sandwich’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

9 people have contributed to Sandwich’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Sandwich

75km out of 103km have been walked and reviewed

146km of reviews have been shared in Sandwich

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Most of it follows the England Coast Path (ECP), with good signage and well tended paths. Shortly after a turn onto a quieter road the path went off-road again on a bike path beside Stonelees Nature Reserve, which is shorter than staying on the ECP here. Pegwell Bay Country Park (PBCP) is just beyond Stonelees, there are even more views across the bay (plus many more birds in the reedbeds, mudflats and lakes). When you reach Cliffsend the path rejoins the road briefly before pulling away on a shared, set-back shared cyclepath which passes a replica Viking Longboat and has views of the derelict hoverport. There are several fast food places and shops alongside the big roads near Sandwich, a cafe near Stonelees, another in the PBCP car park, Njord (nice coffee, friendly welcome) is just over the road at the the north end of PBCP, and there's a kiosk near the Viking Ship....

Daisy C

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Walked from Sandwich to Minster on a grey Sunday and then back again from Cliffsend from Minster on a wet weekday afternoon. Shortly after a turn onto a quieter road the path went off-road again on a bike path beside Stonelees Nature Reserve, which is shorter than staying on the ECP here. When you reach Cliffsend the route turns away from the coast through the village, passing a stone cross with celtic style carvings and then along a footpath and farm tracks to Minster. Fast food chains and groceries beside the large roads near Sandwich, 3 cafes beween the turn off from those roads and the turn into Cliffsend village, plus public toilets at the PBCP cafe....

Daisy C

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It’s not a very relaxing walk, but don’t seem to be many alternatives and there is a decent shared path alongside the road. Once you reach Ebbsfleet it’s a nice walk through Pegwell nature reserve and along the cliff top. Worth noting that Ramsgate train station is a 20 - 30 minute walk away from the marked end of the route....

Liz

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Minster—Sandwich

Daisy C added Minsan two, a new walk from Minster to Sandwich

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The new MinSan route is about 2km longer but is quieter, goes through Pegwell Bay Country Park (which has reedbeds, small lakes and gorgeous views across the bay. I could only leave this note on this route by adding a review, but as I didn't actually walk it the review shouldn't count towards verification....

Daisy C

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Sandwich—Ramsgate

Daisy C added Sanram two, a new walk from Sandwich to Ramsgate

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This is either very inaccurate - up to 400m off course at times, or very inaccessible - a mile is blocked from public use, or both, depending on how you look at it. The route follows the official English Coastal Path along a path that leaves the road and follows the River Stour....

Daisy C

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The route to Sandwich is very easy to follow as there is a sign at the start and concrete markers across the golf course. Will definitely walk again....

Rebecca O

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At the edge of Deal, the path becomes a concrete promenade along the sea wall past attractive buildings as far as the pier, where the route nips into the town centre to finish. There were some kissing gates to negotiate, but the route was pretty flat all the way....

Bostal Boy

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Bostal Boy took this photo on Sandea one

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Beautiful, straightforward walk along the coast, and both Deal and Sandwich have shops and restaurants that are great start/end points....

Ingrina

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For almost its entire length, the route follows the Saxon Shore Way, which is well signposted and waymarked. Access issues: There are stiles and kissing gates where the footpath crosses the Royal St George's Golf Club; and access to the promenade at Sandown, to the north of Deal is down a short flight of steps....

Andrew

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The route follows the England Coast Path (ECP) throughout, but the published Slow Ways route does not follow the official diversion from Stonar Cut, which continues along the Ramsgate Road and avoids Richborough Port and truck park....

Andrew

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An alternative, less busy, but longer route would be: Canterbury/Patrixbourne/Adisham/footpaths between Wingham and Goodnestone/Summerfield Farm (below Barnsole)/then Black Pond Farm and follow the Cansan1 way....

Bluesview

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Rather than head straight for the coastline, it's nice to go across the flat drained fields for a bit first, and cut across a bit later....

RJB

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Sandwich

walking1 surveyed Sandwich

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Beautiful town, rural and coastal walk all in one!...

walking1

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Barham—Sandwich

Slow Ways added Barsan one, a new walk from Barham to Sandwich

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Canterbury—Sandwich

Slow Ways added Cansan one, a new walk from Canterbury to Sandwich

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Minster—Sandwich

Slow Ways added Minsan one, a new walk from Minster to Sandwich

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Sandwich—Deal

Slow Ways added Sandea one, a new walk from Sandwich to Deal

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Sandwich—Northbourne

Slow Ways added Sannor one, a new walk from Sandwich to Northbourne

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Sandwich—Ramsgate

Slow Ways added Sanram one, a new walk from Sandwich to Ramsgate

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Sandwich, Sat 24 February

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Sandwich’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TR3298958140

Lat / Lon

51.27475° / 1.33909°

Easting / Northing

632,989E / 158,140N

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Facilities

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