Following the course of Faversham Creek and joining the Saxon Shore Way, you’ll pass all the busy boatyards servicing the boats that take shelter and moor here.
Even so, it is still hard to believe that the area was formerly one of England’s leading export ports in the Middle Ages.
The path runs across the marshes, famed for their distinct wildlife and the flocks of migrating, overwintering and breeding wetland birds that gather along the coast. The final section of the route takes you near Davington Priory, which is more than 850 years old.
Faversham, home to Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer, is rich in history and can even claim credible links to one of England’s oldest folk tales – Beowulf.
The town was granted a charter for a market by King Kenulf in 811AD and the market is still an important attraction. Faversham was awarded by title of the best market town in Kent and one of the top three in the south east by Country Life magazine.
The town’s history is celebrated in the Fleur de Lis heritage centre, which is filled with local information about the town, its wildlife and its visitor attractions.
For more information about Faversham visit the Faversham town website.