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Viking Coastal Trail

Isle of Thanet, England
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A RETIRED COUPLE WALK THEIR DOG ON THE VIKING COASTAL PATH FROM BROADSTAIRS TO MARGATE

My wife and I (and dog) were staying in Birchington-on-Sea and decided to take the train from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amiddletonsct
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fareham
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I parked at Reculver towers and decided to do the route backwards so that I had the flatter ride in... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Colin B
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“minnis bay” (4 reviews)
“great cycling” (3 reviews)
“nice bike” (3 reviews)
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Isle of Thanet, England
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"nice bike"
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"information kiosk"
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"reculver towers"
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"off road"
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"car park"
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"coastal trail"
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"my mum"
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"st nicolas"
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"margate"
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"tarmac"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I (and dog) were staying in Birchington-on-Sea and decided to take the train from Birchington to Broadstairs and then walk the Viking Coastal trail to Margate. Our aim was to reach Margate station later in the day to catch a return train...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I parked at Reculver towers and decided to do the route backwards so that I had the flatter ride in the second half. First surprise was the cost of the parking. Both the old car park right by the towers and the new large car...More

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Rode the roue from Birchington to Herne Bay, and from Birchington to Botany Bay. Superb views across the sea, interesting places to visit and plenty of wildlife to spot as well. We quite understand why some parts of the route cannot be ridden in the...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I decided to do the Minnis Bay to Reculver Towers part of the Viking Trail on Bank Holiday Monday. We parked easily (For Free !) alongside the bay at 10 o'clock, however by the time we returned at 1pm there was not...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A great cycling trip. 32 miles following beautiful coast and crosding the countryside. You can download a GPS map of the trail from the Internet and just follow it. A great fun.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I cycled from Margate to Ramsgate. He cycles everyday but I am more of a beginner. We both enjoy cycling this together. A lot of the route is along the coast off road and the roads themselves are fairly quiet. The views...More

2  Thank Alice P
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We did 90% of the circle and very much enjoyed the coastline and countryside. Began in Margate heading toward Reculver. Lovely ocean views all of the way. Turning inland we got lost due to insufficient signage. Once back on track the small towns we passed...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It really is a lovely ride along the viking coastal trail .Its flat so it is an easy ride as long as the wind isnt blowing in your face ha ha .Loads to look at out to see and good cafes along the way. sore...More

1  Thank kevin k
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We walked Birchington to Reculver and back - took all morning. Very easy to follow and excellent surface - concrete or tarmac. There is bike hire at Birchington. Peaceful, and teeming with wildlife - take binoculars!

3  Thank lowryepp
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a coastal walk to do with my Mum who is in an electric wheelchair. This path is fantastic, flat concrete and easily accessible. We joined the path at St. Mildred's Bay and walked into Margate and back again. We found toilets...More

Thank Amanda C
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