Cycling and Walking

Routes and trails for cycling and walking in Faversham, Sheppey and Sittingbourne 
Walking

Take a walk around the Brogdale Collections to see the gnarled fruit trees throughout the year, with their beautiful blossoms, large harvest or autumnal warmth. There are also a further eight food trails around Faversham and the surrounding rural communities produced by Visit Faversham, which reveal the rich food production past and present of the area, these are featured at the bottom of this page.

There is also a four mile walk along Faversham Creek, known as 'Boats, Bangs, Bricks and Beer'. It is a great route from Victorian train station, through the medieval town and out to the North Kent marshes.

Faversham Town Walks

90 Minute walking tours start at the Fleur De Lis Museum in Preston Street, adults £5 and children £3 and includes one free museum entry in subsequent year.

February - December 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10.30am

April - October Every Saturday at 10.30am

June - September Additional afternoon tours at 2pm

May and August Bank Holiday Mondays at 10.30am

Group visits (minimum 10 people or £50) arranged at any time by calling 01795 483289 or emailing favershamtownwalks@gmail.com

For nature lovers, there is a walk at the huge Elmley National Nature Reserve, nationally known for its stunning landscape and wildlife. For something different, there are plenty of opportunities for cycling and walking around the 40 acres at Barton's Point Coastal Park.

Explore Kent Walking Activity

For information on fantastic ideas for days outdoors in Kent, from short walks in the park with the kids, to countryside adventures. Whether it’s by bike, on foot or by canoe, discover something new - Explore Kent

East Kent Health Walks

Do you live in East Kent? Interested in finding a FREE, FUN and EASY way to get fit, meet friends, lose weight and have fun?

Why not come along to a Health Walk? We have walks to suit all abilities as they vary in length from 30 to 190 minutes. The walks are led by trained volunteers who will be pleased to see you and give you a warm welcome. No need to book - simply turn up and join in...everyone's welcome!

Walk Awhile - Long distance and UK walking holidays and hiking tours on Pilgrims Way and in the Kent Downs Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) with luggage transfer. For more information go to: www.walkawhile.co.uk or call 01227 752762.

Spectacular Cycle Routes in Swale

There are some spectacular cycle routes to enjoy in Swale. Following extensive community consultations, two routes were created on the Isle of Sheppey specifically for cyclists. Together, they both take in some fantastic scenery and give cyclists the chance to cover most of the island. As the Isle of Sheppey sits on mostly level ground, they are brilliant for children and beginners to venture out, try the Sheerness Way  which is just 9km long.

Another route to add to your planner is the Isle of Harty Trail. Beginning in the village of Leysdown, the trail runs through the beautiful Marsh Harrier landscape, ending in the charming village of Harty. Enjoy a visit to the listed Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, while you are there. There are two rest points on the trail, each specially designed by the artist Alun Heslop, to take full advantage of the glorious views.   

Don’t forget to ride down to Graveney to pop into the Freewheel Cycling Pub. Not only does it offer delicious food and drink, it also has a bicycle repair and servicing workshop attached to the building.

Cyclists in Swale have plenty of great options for their next trip, but it will only be enjoyable if you're riding an appropriate bike. Check out the following website guide on deciding between mountain, road or hybrid bikes to get you started on your next adventure. 

 Fishing

Fishing is a very popular attraction within the Borough of Swale, with the presence of many fishing lakes where you can catch bass, garfish, eels, skate, plaice, dogfish, cod, flounders and much more.

As well as these fantastic lakes in Sittingbourne, Faversham and Sheppey, there is also the opportunity for sea fishing on the Isle of Sheppey. Why not have a look at The Sheerness Sea Angling Club or Kemsley Community Angling Preservation Society for more information and find some of the best venues for you.