A Coastal Walk from Margate to Broadstairs

Margate and the Kent Coast

Led by Turner Society committee member Ian Guy

From his first visit to Margate as a boy to his last years, Turner often returned to Margate and the nearby coast. To walk along the pier and follow the coastal road along the cliff tops is to share sights that inspired him. Walkers may like to make their own, independent, visits to the old town and Turner Contemporary in the morning, before we assemble. Members and guests who do not wish to complete the entire walk are of course welcome to join the party and leave at any point.

Rendezvous at the entrance to Turner Contemporary, Margate, CT9 1HG from where the party will set off at 2 p.m. sharp. On reaching Broadstairs both walkers and non-walkers will appreciate its pleasant sea frontage (with easy walks) and they might like to enjoy tea and scones in the large upstairs room of the Charles Dickens pub which has a fine view across the harbour out to sea and is next door to the Dickens Museum which will remain open for late-coming walkers after its normal closing time of 4.30 p.m.

The return will be by train from Broadstairs to Margate Railway Station. Trains depart frequently from Broadstairs to both Margate and Ramsgate.

It would be helpful if members and friends wishing to join the walk would let Ian Guy know by email by Friday 17 June. Also would walkers and non-walkers indicate by that date whether they expect to take afternoon refreshments at the pub?

The coastal walk to Broadstairs is approximately six miles, so the full walk is for serious walkers with appropriate footwear.

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