TR1359 : Crab & Winkle Way, National Cycleway 1

taken 10 years ago, near to Rough Common, Kent, Great Britain

Crab & Winkle Way, National Cycleway 1
Crab & Winkle Way, National Cycleway 1
National Cycle Network Route 1
National Route 1 of the National Cycle Network is a long distance cycle route connecting Dover and the Shetland Islands mainly via the east coast of England and Scotland. The route is all signed and open except between London and Woodbridge (in Suffolk) and between Whitby and Staithes (in Yorkshire).
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
Saturday, 24 January, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 January, 2009
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Cycle trail   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 130 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.6744N 1:3.2666E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 130 594
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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