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11b. Faversham Town Walk
Walk 11b of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
This walk took place on Tues 16th July but you can follow the walk yourself using the information below.
After leaving the station, head along Preston Street to the Market Place where there is lots to see and learn about with the Regency/Tudor Guildhall.
Along the route you walk past the Shepherd Neame brewery (the oldest in the country) and then continue along Abbey Street. This is reputedly the finest collection of medieval domestic homes in England, and the setting for the famous Tudor play, Arden of Faversham partly written by Shakespeare. Continue to Standard Quay.
At Standard Quay you should see beautiful Thames barges with their historic links to food distribution in and out the country. The route then heads back in to the town via the Elizabethan Grammar School and the largest parish church in Kent before heading for the Hot Tin for evening refreshments.
Meeting point: Faversham Train Station, Faversham ME13 8EA
- Registration: 4.45 p.m.
- Walk starts: 5.00 p.m.
- Walk ends: 6.30 p.m. at The Hot Tin, St. Saviour’s Church, Whitstable Road, Faversham ME13
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Distance: 1.5 miles
- Grading: Easy
- Terrain: There are no steps on the route but there are kerbs, cobbled street surfaces and narrow pavements in places. Apart from that, the route is fairly level, with one incline near the Quay.
Many thanks to the original walk leader: Colin Alderman
Nearest train station at the start/end: Faversham Train Station, Faversham ME13 8EA
The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Terrain: There are no steps on the route but there are kerbs, cobbled street surfaces and narrow pavements in places. Apart from that, the route is fairly level, with one incline near the Quay.
Thurrock 100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.
Download the flyer here: T100 2019 FLYER
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.