Monthly Archives: September 2012

34a – Broadstairs to Ramsgate

Today the sky was a rich blue; the tide was out.  There was only the hint of a chill in the air, and Dumpton Gap was looking very appealing indeed. The chalk cliffs just to the south of Dumpton Gap are full of … Continue reading

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33b – Botany Bay to Broadstairs

We left Botany Bay with reluctance, setting off through a cutting and taking the cliff-top walk.  Here was a momentous occasion for us:  we turned a corner.  Instead of walking east, which we had been doing for the last seven months, we … Continue reading

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33a – Cliftonville to Botany Bay

Curse these amazing coastal landscapes!  Curse these pleasant pubs!  Curse these quiet beaches where we can sit for hours without seeing a soul!  Just how are we supposed to walk round the entire coast of Britain when there is so much to enjoy … Continue reading

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32c – Margate to Cliftonville

We left Shell Grotto and walked back to the harbour.  On the way, we stopped off at Outside the Square gallery. If you are in Margate, Outside the Square is well worth a visit.  It is in Duke Street, in the Old … Continue reading

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32b – Margate

When we arrived at Margate we deviated inland by just under half a mile, as there was something I had read about and wanted to see:  Shell Grotto. It is said that in 1835, James Newlove was digging a duck … Continue reading

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32a – Birchington to Margate

The sun was out and it was crisp and clear – was this going to be the final hot weekend of the year?  It was quiet at Minnis Bay when we left our car.  Although it was not overly early, only a few … Continue reading

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31b – Herne Bay to Birchington

Having seen what we wanted to see at Herne Bay, we continued our walk, through Reculver and on to Birchington, just to the west of Margate. The coastal path out of Herne Bay is a flat concrete slab which we found slightly uninteresting. … Continue reading

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