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Miners lamp, train and leafMiner's Way Trail

43 km / 27 miles

The Minerís Way Trail winds its way through the picturesque countryside of East Kent, linking together pretty villages, small farmsteads, grand country estates and the remains of this area's industrial and mining heritage. Much of this arable landscape, profuse with hedges and woodlands, has not changed since Saxon times and the names of the villages and hamlets you pass on the route are firmly lodged in their Old English origins.

From Sholden it explores the beautiful lower slopes of the North Downs between Deal and Shepherdswell, past what remains of old coal mines opened in the 1920's rush for 'black gold'.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Miners lamp, train and leaf Waymark: Miners lamp, train and leaf
Attributes: Cycle Route; Downland/Wolds; Heritage; Industrial History
Start and Finish:
TR355524 - Sholden, Deal, Kent
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Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: White Cliffs Countryside Partnership - Miner's Way Trail
  Coalfield Heritage Initiative Kent - Miner's Way Trail
  GPS Routes - Miner's Way Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Travelling the Miner's Way Guidebook with Pull-out Map Sections (White Cliffs Countryside Project - 2007)
Leaflets: Miners Way Trail (White Cliffs Countryside Project)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 179
OS Landranger Active: 179
OS Explorer: 138150
OS Explorer Active: 138150

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hotels: The Evenhill  (bookable online) 3 Km 25 Km
Self-catering: Canterbury Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km 29 Km
Other: Mellands Farm Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online) 4 Km 29 Km
B & B Accommodation: Solley Farm House  (bookable online) 2 Km 39 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bear's Well Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 2 Km 43 Km

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Connected Paths:

Other Paths: Timeball & Telegraph Trail; White Cliffs Country Trails
Anytime Challenges: Four Pits Walk


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Route Profile:

46.4 Km (28.8 miles)
479 m (1,572 ft) ascent
99 m (325 ft)  maximum height