WHITSTABLE & TANKERTON
Coastal Culinary Delights
Adults £45 including bike hire.
Children £25 including bike hire.
Electric Bikes + £20
Canterbury West Train Station
CYCLING TIME & DISTANCE
Approx 2hrs cycling | 15 miles | Leisurely pace with plenty of stops
WHAT TO BRING
Suitable comfy clothing & water.
The Crab and Winkle Way between Canterbury and Whitstable explores a wonderful part of east Kent, steeped with history and nostalgia, with seven miles of nearly traffic-free cycling.
The trail, which is suitable for riders of all abilities, is named after a pioneering railway line that existed between Canterbury and Whitstable in the early 1800s. It was one of the first train lines in the United Kingdom! The path travels through the Blean, with its 13th century Church of St Cosmus and St Damian, and Blean Woods and a lovely RSPB natural reserve comprising more than 11 square miles. The tour also takes you through Clowes Wood, a conifer-dominated woodland that is one of the greatest spots in the country to hear the nightjar's magnificent singing.
Those interested in seafood, fishing and boats, will love picture-perfect Whitstable, with the opportunity to sample the freshest oysters & the best icecream in Whitstable! Whitstable is unlike any other seaside town. It blends the modern town with its old attractions, rich maritime history, and vibrant arts culture. Whitstable is well known for their oysters, which are still an important part of the town's identity and are celebrated every July at the Whitstable Oyster Festival. Along the way, there are frequent stops where Col will share stories about the history, culture and landscape, including little-known local secrets!
" "Fabulous day out for cyclists of all levels. Lot's of beautiful scenic spots and quirky places "
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Morning We’ll meet at Canterbury West Train Station where you will be introduced to your fellow adventurers before heading off along a traffic-free path then into the countryside.
EARLY AFTERNOON Explore Whitstable and maybe try some fresh Oysters, some fine fish & chips, the best ice cream in Whitstable, a seaside tiple, or all four!
Late Afternoon Cycle along the Saxon Shore Way and the Tankerton Slopes cliff-top lawns, with their colourful wooden beach huts, providing excellent views of 'The Street,' a thin shingle ridge reaching half-a-mile out to sea at low tide. Return to Canterbury along The Crab & Winkle.