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Red Viking helmetSaxon Shore Way

E Sussex, Kent, Medway

262 km / 163 miles
The Way around the ancient coastline offers a diversity of scenery, from wide expanses of marshland bordering the Thames and Medway estuaries to the White Cliffs of Dover. There are views over Romney Marsh from the escarpment that marks the ancient coastline between Folkestone and Rye and from the cliffs of the High Weald at Hastings. Here the Romans invaded Britain and, later, built the Saxon Shore forts to defend the island against a new wave of invaders; St Augustine landed to bring the Gospel to the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom which would later fall to the Normans who, in their turn, erected great fortresses like Dover Castle to defend their conquests.

From Dover to Rye the E9 follows it and at Rye the route connects with the 1066 Country Walk.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Details:

Waymark: Red Viking helmet
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Red Viking helmet
Attributes: Average Gradients
Coastal
Heritage
Start: TQ647745 - Gravesend, Kent View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ825094 - Hastings, E Sussex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Kent - Saxon Shore Way Kent Ramblers - Saxon Shore Way Jason McDonald's Walking Pages - Saxon Shore Way Saxon Shore Way - Tim Bertuchi Annierak - Saxon Shore Way Edenbridge Town Council - Kent Walking Routes Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Saxon Shore Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Walking the Saxon Shore Way through Medway  (Medway Council  - 2010 ) Download
Certificate Explore Kent Walk Challenge Certificate  (Explore Kent )
Paperback The Saxon Shore Way : Recreational Path Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 1996 )

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 177, 178, 179, 189, 199
OS Landranger Active 177, 178, 179, 189, 199
OS Explorer 124, 125, 137, 138, 148, 149, 150, 162, 163
OS Explorer Active 124, 125, 137, 138, 148, 149, 150, 162, 163

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Path
Along
Path
Hotels
Best Western Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
2 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
38 Km
Self-catering
Trappers End  (bookable online)
1 Km
114 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hillview  (bookable online)
2 Km
116 Km
Other
1 Km
137 Km
Self-catering
Canterbury Cottages  (bookable online)
5 Km
137 Km
B & B Accommodation
Solley Farm House  (bookable online)
2 Km
152 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
161 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bear's Well Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
161 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hubert House Guesthouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
176 Km
B & B Accommodation
Castle House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
176 Km
Hotels
< 1 Km
177 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
177 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bleriot's  (bookable online)
1 Km
177 Km
B & B Accommodation
Heather's Woodlands  (bookable online)
3 Km
178 Km
Other
Alkham Court Farmhouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
185 Km
B & B Accommodation
Crete Down  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
190 Km
Hotels
Best Western Clifton Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
190 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
196 Km
B & B Accommodation
Waterside Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
207 Km

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Route Profile:

262.9 Km (163.4 miles)
3,311 m (10,863 ft) ascent
181 m (594 ft)  maximum height

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