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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'

Quick Links: 2 :3

Abbey Street

Parking in Abbey Street useful on the return

Victorian Houses in Abbey Street

One of the many Victorian Town House's in Abbey Street

Court Street Quay Lane Church & Abbey Steet junction

Junction of Court Street, Quay Lane, Church & Abbey Street

Court Street

Make your way along Court Street to the Town Centre

Faversham Market Place

To the old covered Market Place

Underneath covered Market

The traditional Faversham Street Market being held on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

Market Inn

Pass the 'Market Inn'& turn right into West Street beyond Market Place

West Street North Lane junction

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

Upper Faversham Creek

Pass upper Faversham Creek, turn right along Brent Hill

Swing Bridge

Continue towards the Lock gates long idle below swing bridge, the building to the right is the Shepherd Neame bottling plant

Front Brents

Cross the road & walk along the Front Brents

Vigilant

The Historic Motor Torpedo Vessel Vigilant lies against the old timber wharf

Serpent seating

Serpent seating

The Albion

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

View to Creek

Path opens continue then turn right, pass through 'kissing gate' towards the Creek

Standard Quay

Upstream Standard Quay with barges laid up for Winter

Oyster Bay House

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

Iron Wharf Boat Yard's working boat 'Pep'

Creek Bank foot path

Follow path across the marshes on raised bank, continue through five more 'kissing gates'

Low water in the Creek

Faversham Creek at low tide

Boughton Radar Mast

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 Dikes

Marsh drainage dikes

Drainage to creek

Run beneath the raised banks into the Creek

Reeds in dikes

Reeds dominate the drainage dikes, Nagden Cottages beyond

Nagden Cottages

Nagden Cottages

Frozen salt water

Frozen sea in the Creek

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