Crab and Winkle Way - Canterbury to Whitstable | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Crab and Winkle Way - Canterbury to Whitstable | Things to do

Crab and Winkle Way - Canterbury to Whitstable

Crab and Winkle Way - Canterbury to Whitstable


Go from cloisters to oysters with seven miles of almost traffic-free cycling!

The Crab and Winkle Way between Canterbury and Whitstable covers a delightful part of east Kent, including an RSPB nature reserve and the popular Clowes Wood. It is a 7.5 mile linear route that can either be cycled in about half an hour or if you’re a hardy walker, allow about two hours and a half.

Don’t have a bike? If you’re starting from Canterbury, Kent Cycle Hire on St Dunstan’s is readily available or the Whitstable branch is located on Sea Wall.

While in Whitstable make sure you visit the working harbour, where you can watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch and are you daring enough to try Whitstable’s famous oysters? Do you want to find out more on the historic town? Then why not visit the family friendly Whitstable museum and gallery where you’ll see the original Invicta locomotive that used to run along the now gone tracks of the Crab and Winkle railway line.

If you’re journeying to Canterbury, the majestic Canterbury Cathedral is a must see! There are dozens of cafes and restaurants in the city to whet your appetite. If you want to find out about Canterbury’s history, then you’re in luck. Lock your bike next to The Beaney museum of Art & Knowledge and find out about the local creators of Rupert the Bear and Bagpuss. Alternatively if the weather is being kind, to take a guided tour on the river.

Link to the Crab and Winkle leaflet and map.

What you need to know

Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH