GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Swale Heritage Trail

12 miles (19 km)

Travel through Kent along the Swale Heritage Trail from Murston to Goodnestone. The walk runs parallel to The Swale - the strip of sea separating North Kent from the Isle of Sheppey.
It passes through the villages of Tonge and Oare and through the attractive market town of Faversham. Highlights include Little Murston Nature Reserve at the start of the route in Sittingbourne, the Oare Marshes Nature Reserve and the creeks at Conyer, Oare and Faversham. Look out for a huge variety of wading birds as you make your way along the route. There's also fine views over to the Isle of Sheppey to enjoy.

Swale Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Swale Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pond in Little Murston Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1073636

Pond in Little Murston Nature Reserve near the start of the walk. On bridleway from Sittingbourne to Conyer/Swale. Kemsley Papermill in background, on left. Elmley Hill in background on right. Horse in foreground belongs to caravan park near the Reserve.

View from the Saxon Shore Way over The Swale to the Isle of Sheppey - geograph.org.uk - 474501

View from the Saxon Shore Way over The Swale to the Isle of Sheppey

Footbridge within Swale Marina, Conyer - geograph.org.uk - 1088914

Footbridge within Swale Marina, Conyer

Oare4371

Oare, Kentis a village in Kent on the west bank of the Oare Creek, nearFaversham. To the north of the village are theOare Marshesand theThe Swale. Along the sea defences to aKent Wildlife Trustbirdwatching hide.Whitstablein the distance.

Faversham Creek - geograph.org.uk - 2277196

Faversham Creek

Goodnestone - oast houses - geograph.org.uk - 1712875

Goodnestone - oast houses

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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