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The Dickens and Turner Trail is a 8.7 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Broadstairs, Kent, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.7 km Elevation Gain: 237 m Route Type: Point to Point


nature trips





city walk

historic site

A linear trail running from Broadstairs rail station to Margate rail station in east Kent. The return leg can be completed with just a six minute train journey. The walk begins with an exploration of Broadstairs sea front with its beautiful beach and the promenade set on the low cliff edge with a wide range of shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants. The route continues heading out through the small village of St Peter's and through open farmland to reach Margate. Here you'll have chance to see the traditional British seaside resort with its beautiful expanse of golden sand. Broadstairs has strong connections with the writer Charles Dickens and Margate is closely associated the artist JMW Turner and throughout the walk you'll have chance to learn more about these two icons of British cultural history. The walk is almost entirely flat and there are no stiles or gates. The paths are all well made tarmac or stone surfaces which are in most part wide but do narrow quite a lot through the open farmland and so it may be tight for wider pushchairs. There are public toilets in Crofts Place in Broadstairs, just off the High Street, about five minutes into the walk. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours, plus extra time to explore any of the attractions.

5 months ago

Lots of history and things to explore if you stop and look. A good family walk as not too far and fairly even. Lots of places for food and drink either end.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fab walk. Two great towns with plenty to see along the walk.

2 months ago

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