Recluver Viking Coastal Trail

This lovely Kent coastal walk takes us from Herne Bay to Westgate on Sea.

Following a Viking coastal trail starting at Herne Bay we head towards the beautiful ruins of Recluver where we will stop for lunch. 

From there we continue along the along the sea front and the changing landscapes, passing a site of a Roman fort and the delightfully named Plum Pudding Island.  Then onto the cliffs via Birchington (where we can pause on the beach for an ice-cream).   Arriving at Westgate-on-Sea there is the opportunity to stop for a well-deserved drink.

This is an easy/long picturesque walk (some steps up the cliffs).

Meeting point. We will be meeting at London Victoria Station at 08.45 outside WH Smiths near platform 16 (I’ll have a MeetUp Sign) we will be taking the 09.22 train to Herne Bay arriving at 11.10 (journey time 1h50mins). 

We will aim to take the 17.20 train back from Westgate-on-sea, depending on the pace of the group and whether we stay for drinks or not (arriving in London 19.07) Trains return hourly.

Cost £16.45 each or a group of four travelling together (at the group saver rate), I cannot guarantee you will be in a group of four (individuals or non-groups of four will have to pay the full fare).  Plus organiser fee £5 total £21.45

Walk Details about 10 miles this is an easy walk on flat terrain (with a few steps up the cliffs) on good paths. About 5hrs walking time.

Bring a packed lunch and snacks, (there is a pub at Recluver). 

What to Bring http://www.meetup.com/GO-London/pages/Kit_List%27s/

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  • Ann

    A great day Celeste, many thanks! Oh, I enjoyed the chocolate biscuits too :)

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • David

    Lovely walk and people! Thanks Celeste!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • otis

    thank you all for a great time and nice meeting you guys

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Lucia G.

    Nice to see you Celeste and Thank you for the wonderful walk , lovely scenery and nice company !!!,

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Day! Great walk! Great people! Thank you Celeste :-)

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Patrick

    great day. thanks Celeste!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Annette

    Lovely coastal walk, (mud free) fab bunch of people. Well done Celeste.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Jean-Jacques B.

    Had a great time with all of you, thanks again for organizing Celeste (and the biscuits as well!)

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Marie

    good times, great weather, and as usual very nice crowd!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Hash P.

    Great walk! Thanks Celeste. And people its been a pleasure meeting you all. Add me on facebook, will ya? https://www.facebook.com/hashpanak

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • yvonne h.

    great

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Deep S.

    Celeste, couldn't get the ticket in time due to a problem with the machine so am not on the train. You guys have fun.

    March 22, 2014

  • Celeste

    We're outside the central whsmith opposite cafe ritazza.

    March 22, 2014

  • Deborah

    Unfortunately I have to sit today out, so sorry for the late notice. I twisted my ankle last night and while it's not TOO bad I really should rest it today. I've been looking forward to this for such a long time. Gutted!

    March 22, 2014

  • Iona T.

    Hi Celeste - I forgot about mum coming down - I will see you next saturday if not before xx

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Celeste

      No worries, have fun with your mum, see you next week.

      March 21, 2014

  • David

    Hi Celeste, sorry to change to 'no' at the last minute, something has come up that I really need to sort out. Apologies for the inconvenience, I was looking forward to this. I hope someone can take my place at short notice.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Celeste

      No worries, see you soon!

      March 21, 2014

  • Donald

    sorry Gary, cant make it work pressue

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Sophie

    Sorry have to cancel. Busy week, need resting

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • otis

    Hi Celeste not sure if you got my email about payments for Saturday's trip i assume I pay you on the day. See you Saturday

    March 20, 2014

    • Celeste

      Hi Otis, yes you can pay on the day (sorry don't remember getting the email) See you Sat.

      March 20, 2014

  • Lucia G.

    Hi Celeste,

    I will make my way to Herne Bay , so I will meet you all there at the station at 11.10, thank you

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Celeste

      Hi Lucia, I've just checked the train times and it says we get into Herne Bay at 10.57, see you there.

      March 20, 2014

    • Lucia G.

      Hi Celeste, many thanks for confirming yes 10.57 at Herne Bay , :) see you there

      March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not joining for this lovely walk. something came up! Enjoy it. Till next time.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • michelle

    looking forward to this event. reculver is nice place

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Hanna

    Sorry, I now have to work to on Saturday so wouldn't be able to make it.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Hash P.

    hey Celeste. my first time here, do I pay in cash?

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Celeste

      Hi Hash, you pay on the day. See you then!

      March 13, 2014

  • yvonne h.

    i will meet you at hearne bay train station 11 am that ok i live in kent and is waste of time comming upto london

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • michelle

    looking forward to this event. reculver is nice place

    1 · February 26, 2014

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