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New Cycling and Walking Map

Published Thursday 4 January, 2024
Last updated on Thursday 22 February, 2024

Get your New Year's fitness resolutions off to a great start by following a new walking and cycling route map funded by Swale Borough Council.

Explore Kent has designed a map to help people explore Sittingbourne and Faversham under their own steam, along footpaths and cycle paths.

The Explore Sittingbourne and Faversham Map highlights points of interests you can visit, including both town centres, Murston Heart in Sittingbourne and the Oare Gunpowder Works in Faversham.

It shows stations and bus stops along the routes helping connect pedestrians and cyclists with public transport services, working well with the Kent Connected app which includes bus and train times.

The map includes nearby schools, to help parents and pupils wanting to walk, wheel or cycle, plot their route.

The map also features a cycle route which stretches across the whole country. You can follow the National Cycle Route 1 through both Faversham and Sittingbourne and continue your journey on to Medway or even down to Canterbury.

The map is available online here.

Hard copies of the map are also available at the Visitor Information Hub at 34 High Street Sittingbourne (which will reopen on January 23) and the Faversham Town Hall.

Cllr Rich Lehmann, Chair of the environment committee, said:

“Walking and cycling are great ways to get active which can also reduce your carbon footprint and improve your mental health too.

“You can even save some money if you leave the car behind and travel by bike or on foot.

“We as a council know that an active, healthier community is a happier one, so we welcome these new walking and cycling routes.

“You can now use these maps to easily plan your walks or cycles in Sittingbourne and Faversham, whether one-off jaunts or more regular trips to work or school.

“Thanks to the transport links shown on the map you can plan longer journeys without worrying about walking too great a distance.

“If you want to stop being traffic and start being active, make this one of your New Year’s resolutions and pick up an Explore Sittingbourne & Faversham map.”

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