With 7 miles of almost traffic-free cycling, the Crab and Winkle Way trails between Kent’s historical heart, Canterbury, and Whitstable on the north Kent coast.
The Crab and Winkle Way is short enough to cover in an afternoon and quiet enough for the kids with plenty to offer nature and history lovers along the way. Part of the National Cycle Network Route 1, it follows the path of the old Crab and Winkle railway line from Canterbury to Whitstable. The route travels through Blean Woods, one of the largest areas of ancient broadleaved woodland in southern Britain, ending at Whitstable, home to seafood restaurants and funky shops.
The route ends near the railway station, but links with the Oyster Bay Trail to provide a route through to the Harbour, still a commercial port.
The route is well signposted, look out for the Crab & Winkle Way logo to keep you on the right track.