The Saxon Shore Way at Faversham - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Hand held virtual tour panorama taken at the Faversham end of the Saxon Shore Way, a coastal path that runs between Faversham and Witstable in Kent. This image, taken in July 2011, shows some of the fields near to Faversham.
The Saxon Shore Way at Faversham - FURTHER INFORMATION
The Saxon Shore Way at Faversham - Faversham visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Saxon Shore Way at Faversham' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Kent.
The Saxon Shore Way is a long distance walking route that following a 163 mile long route along the coastline as it was in Roman times from Gravesend in Kent to Hastings in East Sussex. On the way, the route passes several old, 4th century Roman forts at at Reculver, Richborough, Dover and Lympne.
The route, which opened in 1980, follows the coastline as it was 1500 years ago, before the existence of the North Kent Marshes or the Romney Marsh. Because of this, at time the Saxon Shore Way deviates inland from the current shoreline.
Around Faversham, the Saxon Shore way follows The Swale, winding around the various tidal creeks from Sittingbourne to the west and Whitstable to the east. On the way, the route passes the Little Murston Nature Reserve at Sittingbourne (where it meets the Swale Heritage Trail), through the small village of Conyer to the Oare Marshes.
From here it follows the route of the Oare Creek to Oare and then Faversham Creek to Faversham. As the Saxon Shore Way leaves Faversham it winds around the Nagden Marshes, past The Swale Nature Reserve and Cleve Marshes before proceeding along Seasalter Beach and Reeves Beach to arrive at Whitstable Harbour. The path then continues east along Tankerton Beach to Herne Bay and then on to Margate, round the headland to Ramsgate then proceeding sothward along the coast.