Slow Ways linking Whitstable and Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Whitstable’s three Slow Ways: 58%

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 3/3
verified: 1/3
and surveyed: 0/3

Help connect Whitstable

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.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Whitstable’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Whitstable from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Favwhi one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 68m Descent 84m
Whican one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 124m Descent 110m
Whican two Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 125m Descent 113m
Whican three Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 110m Descent 102m
Whitstable—Herne Bay
Whiher one Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 59m Descent 48m

Collective progress

45% of Whitstable’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









6 people have contributed to Whitstable’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Whitstable

35km out of 63km have been walked and reviewed

78km of reviews have been shared in Whitstable

Latest Updates

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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I walked this on a warm autumn morning, with light clouds, from Whitstable to Herne Bay. Along the horizon you can see many windmills, and along the beach front many colourful beach houses....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Whiher one

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chrisboucher added Whican three, a new walk from Whitstable to Canterbury

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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)....


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Just west of Swalecliffe, the route has you leave the promenade for a short stretch, but I just stayed on the water and really enjoyed walking along the ocean for the whole walk. Easy and gorgeous walking, with lots of people out which made it quite an enjoyable adventure....


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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;...


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Sharing much of its length with the National Cycling Route 1....

Tim Ryan

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This is a lovely mainly flat route route, suitable for walking, running and cycling....


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Strummerman surveyed Whitstable

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

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Slow Ways added Whican one, a new walk from Whitstable to Canterbury

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Slow Ways added Whican two, a new walk from Whitstable to Canterbury

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Whitstable—Herne Bay

Slow Ways added Whiher one, a new walk from Whitstable to Herne Bay

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Whitstable’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

51.36227° / 1.02615°

Easting / Northing

610,765E / 166,924N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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