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Saxon Shore Way

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This 160 miles (257km) route from the bustling port of Gravesend, in North Kent, to the popular seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex, offers some of the finest coastal walking in England.

The route features a range of landscapes and scenery, as well as a wealth of cultural and historic interest.

Follow the Saxon Shore Way along Kent's ancient coastline, which in many places is now miles inland. Walkers along the route will find Iron Age hill forts; magnificent churches and an impressive cathedral; Martello towers; historic ports; and castles dating from periods throughout history.

The Saxon Shore Way passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest and several Nature Reserves.

The North Kent Marshes - recognised as one of the most important estuarine habitats for birds in the UK - are also found on the route. These are outstanding places to visit to admire flocks of migrating birds, wildfowl and wading birds; plants; butterflies and moths; invertebrates; and small mammals.

To download the full walking route go to Explore Kent. 


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