GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Crab and Winkle Way - Whitstable to Canterbury

7 miles (10.5 km)

This lovely cycling and walking route runs from Whitstable on the Kent coast to Canterbury along National Cycle route 1. It is largely flat and traffic free running along a disused railway line for part of the route while also passing through Blean Woods on the way.
Highlights on the route include the attractive harbour at Whitstable and the splendid Blean Woods National Nature Reserve which isthe largest ancient broadleaved woodland in southern Britain.The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral is also a major attraction on this trail.
Starting on the sea front in Whitstable, the route heads south through Thurston Park and South Tankerton, on the outskirts of the town. A woodland section then follows through Clowes Wood. The woods are also designated as nature reserve and include attractive mixed woodland, heathland and wet meadow. Look out for wildlife which includes woodpeckers, Woodcock and if you're lucky an owl.
After leaving the woods the route heads through the countryside to the outskirts of Canterbury, where you will pass the buildings of the University of Kent. The final sections takes you into Canterbury, finishing near Canterbury West Station.
This route is also easily accessible with train stations at Whitstable and Canterbury.

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Crab and Winkle Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crab and Winkle Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Whitstable Beach - geograph.org.uk - 505426

Whitstable Beach

The Crab and Winkle Way Cycle Path in Whitstable towards the Thanet Way - geograph.org.uk - 1517167

The Crab and Winkle Way Cycle Path in Whitstable towards the Thanet Way

Thanet Way over the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath - geograph.org.uk - 1520801

Thanet Way over the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath

Penny Farthing beside the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath - geograph.org.uk - 1520831

Penny Farthing beside the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath

The Crab and Winkle Cycle path towards Whitstable - geograph.org.uk - 1520854

Path view

Crab and Winkle Way Cycle path crosses Chapel Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1520969

Path crosses Chapel Lane

Crab and Winkle Way Cycle Path enters Clowes Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1520869

Path enters Clowes Wood

Canterbury Cathedral - Portal Nave Cross-spire

Canterbury Cathedral

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Crab and Winkle Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Crab and Winkle Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map