Feb 13

Walks and cycle routes from Herne Bay

Cycle hire is available from Le Petit Poison just in front of the Pier, who keep cruiser bikes on site, which are perfect for cycling along the seafront, taking a trip along the “Oyster Bay Trail” a scenic coast route which stretches from Reculver Towers to Whitstable.

For those more adventurous or with children there are more bicycle options available, all of which can be made available on site if pre-booked along with information on other cycle routes.  One way hire is available between Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury.  For more information please visit www.whitstablecyclehire.com

The Wantsum Walk is a coastal walk between Herne Bay and Birchington.  There are two more walks along inland routes, through the villages of Sarre, Chislet and Upstreet.  They are all flat and easy routes to follow, with good signs and markings.  They can be found on OS Landranger Series map 179 Canterbury and East Kent.

The Saxon Shore Way long distance walking route is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era.  This 160 miles (257km) route from the bustling port of Gravesend, in North Kent, to the popular seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex, offers some of the finest coastal walking in England and passes through Herne Bay.

Follow the Saxon Shore Way along Kent’s ancient coastline, which in many places is now miles inland. Walkers along the route will find Iron Age hill forts; magnificent churches and an impressive cathedral; Martello towers; historic ports; and castles dating from periods throughout history.