TR1165 : Thanet Way over the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath

taken 8 years ago, near to Whitstable, Kent, Great Britain

Thanet Way over the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath
Thanet Way over the Crab and Winkle Way Cyclepath
This 8 mile cycle path leads from Canterbury towards Whitstable. A cyclepath also heads right towards the Thanet Way and South Street. The cyclepath uses a disused railway line on this section.
Crab and Winkle Line
This is the disused and dismantled railway between Canterbury and Whitstable. Whitstable was a growing port, seven miles north of Canterbury City. Railway construction began in 1828 with George Stephenson as the engineer. The line finally opened on 3 May 1830, with a single track throughout and passing loops at Clowes Wood and the entrance to Tyler Hill tunnel. The line was never prosperous. At the turn of the century work started on building a spur line at Whitstable to connect with the Herne Bay to Faversham line and a bay platform at Whitstable & Tankerton station but the work was never completed. In the early 1900s halts were built at Blean & Tyler Hill, South Street and Tankerton. The line closed on 1st December 1952, albeit with a short reprieve during the floods of February 1953,soon after the track was dismantled.
For more details see LinkExternal link. See also LinkExternal link about the cycle path on the old line.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Category
Cycle path   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 118 657 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.0944N 1:2.4944E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 119 657
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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