CANTERBURY & TANKERTON
Adults £45 including bike hire.
Children £25 including bike hire.
Electric Bikes + £20
The Crab and Winkle Way between Whitstable & Canterbury explores a wonderful part of east Kent, steeped with history and nostalgia, with seven miles of nearly traffic-free cycling. Along the way, there are frequent stops where Col will share stories about the history, culture and landscape, including little-known local secrets!
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.
"You won't find a better day out in Kent than this. Col is the perfect host and guide."
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Canterbury West Train Station
Approx 2hrs cycling
Leisurely pace with plenty of stops
WHAT TO BRING
Suitable comfy clothing & water.
Morning We’ll meet at Whitstable Train Station (platform 1 side) where you will be introduced to your fellow adventurers before heading off along a traffic-free path.
EARLY 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. Then to Canterbury along The Crab & Winkle Way!
Late Afternoon A guided tour of the medieval City of Canterbury, then cycle back to Whitstable.