The Crab and Winkle Way is a terrific 7.5 mile (12km) mainly traffic-free route between Canterbury and Whitstable. Opened in 1999, it forms part of National
Route 1 and takes its name from the railway line that once ran between the two towns until 1952. It’s mostly flat, running partly on the old railway path, but also on woodland and Forestry Commission tracks.
(National Route 1)
7.5 miles (12km), mainly traffic-free disused railway line
from University of Kent, Canterbury to Whitstable
There are railway stations at either end of the route. Canterbury has two stations; Canterbury West is the closer to the start of the trail.
For train times call: 08457 484950
Whitstable Cycle Hire - location: The Captain's House, 56 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AQ
Canterbury Cycle Hire - location: The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury, CT2 8AN
Herne Bay Cycle Hire - location: Le Petit Poisson, Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN
Contact telephone number for all: 07791 114529
Canterbury/Whistable - 01227 378100
MAPS & GUIDES
Ordnance Survey Explorer 150 & Landranger 179 cover this area, please telephone KCC on 08458 247 600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and signage on ground should be followed at all times.
Cycle route provided by Explore Kent
Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative