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NCN regional route 15 continuing on the coastal promenade east from Reculver

NCN regional route 15 continuing on the coastal promenade east from Reculver

NCN regional route 15 around the outside of the Roman fort at Reculver

NCN regional route 15 goes around the outside of the Roman fort at Reculver, but why wouldn't you wheel your bike the direct way to see the church?

Junction of NCN regional route 15 and the paved path past Reculver church

NCN regional route 15 goes around the outside of the Roman fort at Reculver, but why wouldn't you wheel your bike the direct way to see the church?

Distant view of NCN regional route 15 west from Reculver

NCN regional route 15 goes around the outside of the Roman fort at Reculver, but why wouldn't you wheel your bike the direct way to see the church?

Keep right on NCN regional route 15 towards Reculver church

Fork left for NCN regional route 15 towards Herne Bay - unsigned

Fork left on NCN regional route 15 arriving at Reculver from Herne Bay

Information panel on NCN regional route 15

Clifftop section of NCN regional route 15, with a rather uncomfortable geotextile surface.

Start of clifftop section of NCN regional route 15, with a rather uncomfortable geotextile surface.

End of a short on-road section of NCN regional route 15

Route sign on NCN regional route 15

Route signs on NCN regional route 15

Sheffield stands on NCN regional route 15 - not intended for cycle parking, I suspect

Footpath ahead and access to Fairfax Drive, Bishopstone

Route sign where diverted NCN regional route 15 swings left

Alternative bridge on NCN regional route 15 diversion

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) is diverted away from the coast for a bit...

NCN regional route 15 is diverted around this collapsing bridge.

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) is diverted away from the coast for a bit...

Cycle parking by NCN regional route 15

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) turns left here - unsigned.

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) climbs away from the coast for a bit...

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle - the platform on the right is clear but doesn't go very far.

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle

The coastal route (NCN regional route 15) east from Herne Bay covered in shingle

Path over the top of the King's Hall, Herne Bay

Modal filters by the Barnes Wallis statue, Herne Bay

Patches of shingle on the esplanade east from Herne Bay (NCN regional route 15)

NCN regional route 15 rejoins the coastal promenade east from Herne Bay

Still No Cycling on the esplanade east from Herne Bay

Cycle parking by Herne Bay pier

No Cycling on Herne Bay pier

No Cycling on this busier section of the esplanade in Herne Bay - cyclists should use the road.

I think NCN regional route 15 uses the footway here, but it's not clear, and in any case cycling is permitted on the Esplanade.

Cycling is allowed on the esplanade in Herne Bay, but the NCN regional route 15 uses the road to the right.

Start of traffic-free seafront route (NCN regional route 15) from Herne Bay to Whitstable

NCN regional route 15 arriving in Herne Bay

NCN regional route 15 arriving in Herne Bay

Digging for shellfish by bike

Caution - boats and vehicles crossing the shared-use promenade (NCN regional route 15)

NCN regional route 15 continues east along the coast from Long Rock

Long Rock - the cycle route turns left, there's briefly only a footpath by the coast

Long Rock - link south from the coastal cycle route (NCN regional route 15)

Long Rock - the cycle route (NCN regional route 15) loops inland, there's briefly only a footpath by the coast

Long Rock - the cycle route turns right, there's briefly only a footpath by the coast

Be Prepared to Dismount markings on the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Share With Care markings on the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15) - footpath to Tankerton to the right

Cyclists on The Street - a spit north from the coast east of Whitstable

Share With Care markings on the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Cycle stands by the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15 - to the left)

Parked cars intruding on the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Beach huts by the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Route signs into Whitstable at the end of the seafront route from the east (NCN regional route 15)

Start of the seafront route east from Whitstable (NCN regional route 15)

Parallel crossing, possible, on the route to Whitstable harbour

Shared-use link to Whitstable harbour

Sign for the route south from Whitstable

Route signs past Whitstable harbour

Cycle parking and Cyclists Dismount sign sign at Whitstable harbour

Whitstable harbour - where people actually want to park their bikes

Cycle stands by Whitstable harbour

No Motor Vehicles on this cut-through in Whitstable

Route sign, Whitstable

Route sign, Whitstable

Modal filter to Harbour Street, Whitstable

Modal filters by two pubs, Whitstable

Modal filter, Whitstable

Dead end - except cyclists

Start of shared-use route from Whitstable to the station and Canterbury

Shared-use route from Whitstable station to the town centre

Crossing on the route from Whitstable station to the town centre

Signs on the route from Whitstable station to the town centre

Road narrowing and crossing on the route from Whitstable station to the town centre

Cyclists Dismount sign at the underpass beneath the railway, narrowed by barriers to help people not bang their heads.

Cycleway from Whitstable station to the town centre - fine except for the flight of steps!

It wouldn't be hard to put in a level cycleway to the left, avoiding the steps on the route from Whitstable to the town centre.

About to open - the cycle hub at Whitstable station

Route sign to the left avoiding the steps on this short-cut from Whitstable station to the town centre.

Cycle parking and route sign at Whitstable station

Sign for NCN route 1 (the Crab & Winkle Way) from Whitstable towards Canterbury.

Start of on-road cycle lane at the end of the off-road Crab & Winkle Way.

The Crab & Winkle Way is to the left - but the route to the right is more direct.

Cut-through where the former Crab & Winkle line is severed by a road and railway

Zig-zig left where the former Crab & Winkle line is severed by a road and railway

Zig-zig left where the former Crab & Winkle line is severed by a road and railway

The easiest route into Whitstable is to turn left off the Crab & Winkle Way here.

Path from the Crab & Winkle Way to The Whitstable School

NCN route 1 towards London turns east off the Crab and Winkle Way into Whitstable and goes the wrong way before crossing the A2990 and coming back on the far side.

Decent permeability on the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) into Whitstable

Crossing to minor cul de sac on the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) into Whitstable

Start of the last off-road section of the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) into Whitstable

Cycle lane leading to the last off-road section of the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) into Whitstable

Narrow A-frame where the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) turns off the road in South Street

Sustrans 'milepost' and narrow A-frame where the Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) joins the road through South Street

The Crab and Winkle Way (NCN route 1) crossing the A299 (Thanet Way)

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