Winter Walks Along the Coast Path
13th December 2022
Take a look below at our selection of King Charles III England Coast Path walks for either for yourself, with your friends or with your family. Most of the walks listed below are suited to all ages and abilities so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Hythe to Folkestone Walk: Art & Nostalgia
Wander along this stunning section of the King Charles III England Coast Path from Hythe to Folkestone a 6 mile linear route. This section is flat, along surfaced paths making it ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike, there really is no reason for the whole family not to get outside.
Once in Folkestone you could head to the Lower Leas Coastal Park home to the largest free adventure play area in the South East, perfect for any little ones. Lastly you could head to the Harbour Arm for a refreshment or some local food as you take in the views making it a perfect winter walk in Kent for everyone.
Ramsgate to Broadstairs walk – Sea It All
There’s not many beautiful places to start a coastal walk than the 700 berth Royal Harbour Marina. Just 35 miles from the French coast and a skip and a hop away from attractions like the Sailor’s Church, Jacob’s Ladder in Military Road, the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Royal Temple Yacht Club, almost everything you want to see is within easy reach. Suitable for young families with plenty of activities for little ones to explore and enjoy.
Depending on the tide, you can either follow the route up on to the cliff top or down on to the beach at Dumpton Gap where you will be rewarded with some stunning views – and a comforting hot drink from one of their seasonal kiosks.
Dungeness RSPB Discovery Trail
This walk is suited to a great family trip out or if you’re new to walking and looking for an interesting new route to try. The nature reserve comprising of a vast shingle landscape is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC.) It is a great place to see migratory birds in winter and stretches right across the Dungeness landscape with over 1000 hectares owned by the RSPB.
At the start of your walk there is the Visitor Centre where you will find their RSPB shop with a range of optics and gifts as well as bird food and feeder products. You can also find a selection of snacks and hot drinks to purchase and enjoy in the Visitor Centre’s seating area or whilst out on your refreshing walk.
Faversham Earth Wind and Water
This wonderfully titled Earth, Wind and Water walk takes you through a magical mix of farming country, from medieval England to the modern day; an inspiring journey from past to present, from fertile countryside to the open coast of Faversham. A perfect walk for a winter’s day.
You will escape from it all as the far reaching views across Graveney Marsh open up around you. Water and land meet at many points along this route and it certainly provides some of the most fascinating and impressive landscapes as well as an ideal place to relax and unwind. This walk offers a real sense of peace, quietness and open space with the contrast of a bustling market town at its heart.
Samphire Hoe Stile Free trail
This walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. The walk has two distinct one-mile (1.6km) sections. One follows the sea wall along smooth concrete, while the other passes through the middle of Hoe with good paths and some steep gradients. There are a number of resting points along this section.
You may notice cattle roaming freely at the Hoe with cows, sheep and beautiful English Longhorns grazing near the entrance to Samphire Hoe at this time of year: they are a large brown & white cattle with impressive sweep of curved horns. A wonderful initiative which promotes rare breed and benefits wild flowers!
There are also 20 species of winter visitor birds at the Hoe including more than 300 Red throated diver birds which feed on mainly fish caught by diving near Samphire Hoe. If you follow the sea route you may notice that when the sea is rough, waves can also come curling over the sea wall but of course be careful when taking this route if the weather is a little turbulent!