Viking Coastal Trail
This signed circular route takes you on a tour of some of Kent's most beautiful coastline and interesting seaside towns. The route begins at Birchington and visits Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Minster and Reculver. Most of the route takes place on traffic free paths many of which run directly along the coastline.
Route highlights include two splendid coastal country parks. First is the delightful Pegwell Bay Country Park with splendid views over Pegwell Bay and Sandwich Bay. Next is Reculver Country Park, which has magnificent cliff top views over Herne Bay and a wide variety of wildlife and plantlife to see. Other highlights include the beautiful Botany Bay, Broadstairs beach and the impressive Ramsgate harbour.
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Viking Coastal Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Viking Coastal Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Viking Coastal Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Viking Coastal Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate is a nice place to visit on the route. It's free to enter and located right on the sea front. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011. There's a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and wide windows showcasing the views that inspired painter J. M. W. Turner. The artist went to school in Margate, and visited the town throughout his life. The gallery also houses a nice cafe which is a good spot for refreshments after your exercise.