GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Herne Bay to Reculver Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This coastal walk takes you from Herne Bay to Reculver, passing through Reculver Country Park. It's just over 3 miles on a flat path with a short climb as you approach Reculver. On the way you will pass Beltinge Cliff and Bishopstones Nature Reserve where you can look out for wildlife including sand martins, skylarks,meadow pipitsandcorn buntings.
The walk starts on the front in Herne Bay, near to the pier and the main parking area. Around here you can also see the Clock Tower built in 1837. It is believed to be one of the earliest purpose-built, free-standingclock towersin the United Kingdom.
Follow the coast path east to Beltinge where you will pass the first cliffs east of London.You continue past Bishopstone to Reculver Country Park where there are splendid sea views and a wide variety of wildlife and plantlife to see. Keep your eyes peeled forsanderlings, turnstones, fulmars and curlews in this area.
At the eastern end of the park you will find two interesting historical sites. Firstly there is St Mary's Church which includes the two medieval towers which are a major local landmark. There's also Regulbium where you will find the remains of an ancientRomanfort.
In the village you will find a cafe and pub where you can enjoy refreshments at the end of your walk.
The route uses a section of the Saxon Shore Way long distance trail so there is scope for extending your walk. You could head west on the popular Whitstable to Herne Bay Walk or east to visit Birchington and Margate.

Herne Bay to Reculver OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Herne Bay to Reculver 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


Herne Bay Pier 007

Herne Bay Pier

Tower Gardens, Herne Bay - - 502978

Tower Gardens, Herne Bay

Seafront, Herne Bay - - 858157

Seafront, Herne Bay

East Cliff Parade - - 1470495

East Cliff Parade

Rip Rap, Beltinge Cliff - - 1470508

Rip Rap, Beltinge Cliff

Promenade, Beltinge - - 1470541

Promenade, Beltinge

Sandstone Cliff, Bishopstone Glen - - 1470607

Sandstone Cliff, Bishopstone Glen

St. Mary's church towers - - 817672

St. Mary's church towers

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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