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Meandering through the marshes

Following the Saxon Shore from Faversham to Teynham, Kent

View east from Uplees Marshes

Looking east along the Swale from the Saxon Shore Way, Uplees Marshes

In need of solitude I decided to visit the remoteness of the North Kent Marshes, and wasn’t disappointed. An isolated area of windswept beauty with much of interest to ornithologists in particular, I followed the Saxon Shore Way from Faversham, along the banks of the Swale, passing much of historical and wildlife interest on the way to Conyer before heading south to Teynham and the train home.

Start: Faversham Station TR015609

Finish: Teynham Station TQ956631

Length: 12 miles/5 hours

How to get there: Both stations are served by Southeastern services from London Victoria to Dover Priory and Ramsgate taking roughly 75 minutes. Alternatively, the new High Speed services from St Pancras International reach Faversham in slightly over an hour.

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