Crab & Winkle Way

Canterbury and Whitstable

The Crab and Winkle Way is a path for hikers and cyclists connecting Canterbury and Whitstable, mostly following the abandoned line of the world’s first steam-powered railway. Whitstable is just over seven miles away – steeply uphill at first, but level or downhill for the majority of the route; you can get a bus back if you don’t fancy the slightly tougher return journey. It’s a lovely route for the most part, through traffic-free fields and woods; to avoid a busy main road as you leave Canterbury, take the alternate route via the university.

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