Stage 06: Whitstable to Upstreet — Saxon Shore Way
Dan Hobson planned a hike.
January 24, 2020
This hike-of-two halves takes you from bustling British seaside into a serene patchwork of marsh and farmland.From Whitstable, you simply follow the coastline east for the first 8 miles (12.9 km), where you experience lovely views.Along the way, you pass the classic seaside town of Herne Bay, which has an impressive pier and one of the earliest examples of a free-standing clock tower in the UK.You continue over the Downs, cross Bishopstone Glen, and emerge into Reculver Country Park, where you find one of the earliest Roman forts in England and the stunning remains of a 12th-century Anglo Saxon monastery.At this point, you hike south with farmland on one side and marshland on the other to the village of Upstreet, where this stage finishes.Although Upstreet is small, you will find a few options for accommodation and food and drink in the area.
February 3, 2020