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Kent Coast Path: Sheerness Way Cycle

Discover the hidden history of Sheerness

Explore this 10km circular cycle route around Sheerness, this route is flat and perfect for families. It is mainly traffic free but with some sections on road. At a moderate speed they can be completed comfortably in under an hour, depending on your fitness, but with young children it will take longer. Why not stop along the way to enjoy the local attractions or spend a whole day exploring the area?

Discover the hidden history of Sheerness and why is there a sunken ship just offshore. Stop off at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, a perfect spot to catch your breath, have a drink and snack before completing this route.

Close to Barton’s Point Country Park, discover the Queenborough Lines or ‘canal bank’ as it is known locally. It is a mid 19th century ditch and mound fortification built to protect Sheerness Naval Dockyard from attack from inland. More recent concrete gun footings from both world wars can still be seen.

Once on the coast path, take the opportunity to gaze out to sea as you may be able to spot the tops of the masts of the SS Richard Montgomery which sank off the Kent coast on its way to France in August of 1944.

As you end your ride where you began why not explore the town a little, visit the Heritage Centre or Sheerness Clock Tower.

Please Note: At Neptune Terrace please dismount and use the ramp to wheel your bike down a small flight of steps. Please also take care when crossing Marine Parade to the coastal path. The nearest Station is Sheerness-on-Sea; from here you are signposted onto the route. This route is not suitable for towing children’s trailors due to several stops along the way.

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10km

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Moderate

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By Water, City Exploring

Starting Point

Sheerness-on-Sea Train Station

Time

Allow 1 hour

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Kent Coast Path: Sheerness Way Cycle

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To/from Sheerness: Train services to and from Sheerness-on-Sea train station. Check kentconnected.org for times and services of trains. You can take your bike on any off-peak Southeastern train service, and a folding bike can be taken at any time.

Check kentconnected.org for times and services.

Pay and display parking in available in Sheerness town centre.

 

 

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Explore Kent has produced a detailed leaflet for this walk, produced in 2021. Available to download or request a hard copy from Explore Kent.

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Various eateries within the town centre or at Barton’s Point Coastal Park which also has facilities.

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