A Winter Walk at Faversham
Updated: 26th June 2010 Issue: 1
A copy free mixed picture feature of walks undertaken in 27th January 2008 & again on 4th January 2009
The Historic Market Town of Faversham is the starting point of this guided walk of 5.5 miles allow 3 hours for time spent 'poodling'
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Parking in Abbey Street useful on the return
One of the many Victorian Town House's in Abbey Street
Junction of Court Street, Quay Lane, Church & Abbey Street
Make your way along Court Street to the Town Centre
To the old covered Market Place
The traditional Faversham Street Market being held on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
Pass the 'Market Inn'& turn right into West Street beyond Market Place
Cross North lane via the Zebra Crossing to the right, continue ahead, before the 'Bull Inn' turn right into Flood Lane follow the track through between the white posts
Pass upper Faversham Creek, turn right along Brent Hill
Continue towards the Lock gates long idle below swing bridge, the building to the right is the Shepherd Neame bottling plant
Cross the road & walk along the Front Brents
The Historic Motor Torpedo Vessel Vigilant lies against the old timber wharf
Follow the river past 'The Albion' Pub, cross a small footbridge continue over the short marsh & follow the path into an alley way behind the houses
Head over the road to driveway & take signposted Saxon Shore Way
Path opens continue then turn right, pass through 'kissing gate' towards the Creek
Upstream Standard Quay with barges laid up for Winter
Turn right & continue down stream past Oyster Bay House the former United Fertiliser Company Ltd now an Insurance Company & beyond to Iron Wharf
Iron Wharf Boat Yard's working boat 'Pep'
Follow path across the marshes on raised bank, continue through five more 'kissing gates'
Faversham Creek at low tide
On the horizon the remaining WWII Radar Tower now a radio telecom's mast includes Invicta 102.8 FM at the top of Boughton Hill clearly visible from a large swathe of East Kent
Marsh drainage dikes
Run beneath the raised banks into the Creek
Reeds dominate the drainage dikes, Nagden Cottages beyond
Frozen sea in the Creek
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