TR2438 : Saxon Shore Way

taken 1 year ago, near to Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, Great Britain

Saxon Shore Way
Saxon Shore Way
North Downs Way

A long distance path in southern England. It runs from Farnham to Dover, past Godalming, Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Otford and Rochester, along the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Kent Downs AONB. East of Boughton Lees, the path splits in two, the northern section running via Canterbury and the southern via Wye. The two sections of the path reunite at Dover. The northern route is 211 km long, and the southern route 201 km, the total length of the North Downs Way being 246 km.
The pathway is mixed in that it varies throughout its length from footpath status to bridleway, byway and road. Some 19% of the Way follows roads, though 75% of those are minor lanes. It is marked by an acorn. See TQ6561 : Crossover in Long Distance pathways.
See LinkExternal link for more details and an interactive map of the trail.

East Cliff and Warren Country Park :: TR2538

This is a section of land below the East Cliffs of Folkestone. It has various paths leading through it towards the coastline and beach, or up to the cliffs towards Old Dover Road. It is now a [Site of Special Scientific Interest] ( SSSI ), due to its interesting position and geology. The Grayling butterfly has a small colony in the site. The land has been created after several landslips of the chalk ground, since the last 200 years. After 1915, the Dover to Folkestone. Railway line (running through the site) was defended from coastal erosion. This also had the intentional effect of stopping any more landslips to the land beyond the line. In 1924, the land was gifted to the council of Folkestone and the country park was formed soon after.
See LinkExternal link for more details.

Saxon Shore Way

The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent and traces the coast as it was in the Roman times as far as Hastings in East Sussex, 163 miles (262 km) in total. The Saxon Shore Way was originally opened in 1980, but has since been re-established, and in parts re-routed and extended. It follows the coastline of the South East as it was about 1500 years ago, long before the North Kent Marshes or the Romney Marsh came into existence. The Way takes its name, The Saxon Shore, from a line of fortifications built along the coastline as it was in the 3rd Century AD.

England Coast Path (ECP)

The England Coast Path (ECP) will take advantage of new public rights of access to the coast, to form a 2,800 mile long public path right around England's coasts.

Parts of the path were already open in 2016, although the ECP will not be completed until 2020.

More information about the ECP is on the National Trails website: LinkExternal link

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Wednesday, 4 December, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 10 December, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2498 3827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.9742N 1:12.7198E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2498 3826
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