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Named logo with bird/fish/sandcastle (Thanet Coastal Path)Viking Coastal Trail

40 km / 25 miles

Kent
The Viking Coastal Trail is a 25-mile multi-user route around the Isle of Thanet, the point where Vikings first landed in Britain, keeping as close as is possible to the coast from Reculver, passing through Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to reach Pegwell Bay where the Trail uses an inland loop on quiet lanes through pretty Kentish villages with ancient churches and passes Minster Abbey, one of Englandís oldest inhabited buildings founded in 670, to return. A downloadable leaflet is available from the website below.

The waymarked Thanet Coastal Path (20 miles and on OS mapping but no publication) is an often coincident linear route on the coastal section between the Thanet boundary near Reculver and Pegwell Bay that winds its way past sandy beaches and bays, often against a backdrop of spectacular chalk cliffs. Ramsgate and Margate are lively seaside resorts and Broadstairs has nostalgic charm. For walkers the obvious inland return is on the Saxon Shore Way but the nearest footpath link to Pegwell Bay is at Sandwich, making a much longer route: both the Trail and Path link with the Saxon Shore Way (and Wantsum Walks) at Reculver.


Details:

Waymark: Named logo with bird/fish/sandcastle (Thanet Coastal Path)
Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark
Named logo with bird/fish/sandcastle (Thanet Coastal Path)
Attributes
Easy; Cycle Route; Coastal
Start
TR264666 - St Nicholas at Wade, Kent
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Finish
TR227693 - Reculver Tower, Thanet, Kent
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet
Viking Coastal Trail (Ramsgate Tourist Information Centre - 2001)

Maps:

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Royal Harbour Hotel  (bookable online)
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Torwood House  (bookable online)
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East Horndon  (bookable online)
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Smiths Court Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Hussar  (bookable online)
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Summerhouse  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

48.8 Km (30.3 miles)
484 m (1,588 ft) ascent
41 m (135 ft)  maximum height