New overhead lines and the decommissioning of the existing lines - Richborough Mast Project

Please be aware that work has started on a major infrastructure electrical project (Richborough Mast) which will affect this route up to 2021. Please check if your route will be affected by checking the closure map before starting out.

Generally speaking, where a path is closed there will be an alternative route in operation as signed on the ground.

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160 mi257.5 km

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Enjoy the inspiring landscape and natural beauty of the coastal areas of Kent along this fabulous route.

The Saxon Shore Way passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest and several Nature Reserves.

The North Kent Marshes – recognized as one of the most important estuarine habitats for birds in the UK – are also found on the route.

These are outstanding places to visit to admire flocks of migrating birds, wildfowl and wading birds; plants; butterflies and moths; invertebrates; and small mammals.


Unfortunately the guide for the Saxon Shore Way is out of stock, so why not borrow a copy from Kent Libraries.

Alternatively you can follow the route using an OS Explorer Map.

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