GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Oyster Bay Trail

7 miles (10.8 km)

Enjoy a flat, coastal ride from Reculver to Swalecliffe, via Herne Bay. The 7 mile ride includes a great traffic free stretch through Reculver Country Park where there are splendid cliff top views over Herne Bay. There's also a lovely run along Herne Bay promenade and a woodland section around Bishopstone. The route is well planned and signed so makes for a good family ride.

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Oyster Bay Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Oyster Bay Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At Herne Bay we recommend heading to the seaside Four Fathoms for some refreshments. The popular pub was voted Kent Life pub of the Year and includes a lovely courtyard garden where you can take in the wonderful fresh sea air in the sheltered surroundings. They do wonderful food and can be found on the High St, Herne Bay, with a postcode of CT6 5LH for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Oyster Bay Trail signpost, Bishopstone Glen Car Park - - 1470640

Oyster Bay Trail signpost, Bishopstone Glen Car Park

View from the bench (OpenBenches 7289-1)

Reculver Towers

Swalecliffe Esplanade - - 1457049

Swalecliffe Esplanade

Long Rock, Swalecliffe - - 502919

Long Rock, Swalecliffe. This small shingly spit lies at the east end of Tankerton. On the skyline are some of the aero-generators in the Thames Estuary.

Herne Bay Pier 032

Beach Huts Below Western Esplanade. A serried rank of wooden beach huts, mostly painted in bright colours, face onto the beach at Herne Bay. In the background is the Grand Pier and Pavilion.

Tower Gardens, Herne Bay - - 502978

Tower Gardens, Herne Bay. Manicured lawns and flower beds on the Central Parade are backed by a terrace of apartments and hotels. In the background is the Clock Tower, a classical structure, 85 feet high, dating back to 1837.


GPS Files

GPX File

Oyster Bay Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Oyster Bay Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)