Ramsgate to Margate coastal hike, Sun 18 Apr

Ramsgate to Margate coastal hike

DATE & TIME:

Sunday 18 April 2021 @ 09:15
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CATEGORIES:

Beach, Castle, Church, Cliffs, Coast, Cobbled streets, Gardens, Hike, Island, Lighthouse, Monument, Park, Pier, Sea, Ships, Statues, Tower, Town

COST:

This amazing trip costs £33.50 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.

This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.

EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:

No extra activity costs.

DESTINATION INFO:

Join us for this 17km hike along the Kent coastline, following the Viking Coastal Trail from Ramsgate to Margate. Once part of an island off the coast of England, Thanet boasts a rich past and beautiful coastline that has inspired famous authors, architects and artists, and has helped defend our nation and define our seaside culture. Starting at Ramsgate, where we’ll see the marina and walk along the pier to the lighthouse. From there we’ll hike along the chalk cliffs, along the Viking Coastal Trail and the many beaches along the coast. We’ll stop for lunch in the lovely town of Broadstairs where Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor, and relax on the sandy beach at Viking Bay to take in the fresh sea air and sounds. Then we’ll continue to the North Foreland Lighthouse, Joss Bay and Kingsgate Castle. At Botany Bay you can walk through the huge chalk arch, and then on to Margate where you can explore the old town and get some refreshments.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Visit Ramsgate, see the marina, and walk along the piers to the lighthouse – Hike along the chalk cliffs, the Viking Coastal Trail and the many beaches along the coast – Grab lunch in the lovely town of Broadstairs where Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor – Relax on the sandy beach at Viking Bay and take in the fresh sea air and sounds – See the North Foreland Lighthouse and Kingsgate Castle as we approach Joss Bay – Walk through the huge chalk arch at Botany Bay – Explore the old town at Margate

DEPARTURE:

Wasabi sushi shop, Victoria Station
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ITINERARY:

# 9.15am – We’re meeting by the Wasabi sushi shop inside Victoria rail station. It’s just by the ticket office. The address is: Wasabi, Unit 31, Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1V 1JU. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/K1fWoYfT6PkVyvfS9 # 9.25am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive well before this time. # 11.40am – We arrive in Ramsgate and will head to the port and marina to begin our hike. # 1.45pm – We’ll take a lunch break at Viking Bay in Broadstairs. # 2.30pm – We’ll continue our hike. # 5.15pm – We’ll arrive at Margate, and a chance to get some refreshments. # 5.50pm – Meet at entrance of Margate Station. The address is: Margate Station, Station Approach, Margate, CT9 5AD. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7ikPrevouVZpvTUn6 # 6.05pm – Train departs from Margate Station. # 8.15pm – We’ll arrive back at Victoria station in London.

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NOTE:

– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time. – This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together. – You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times. – Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip. – You should buy your own travel insurance. – There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.

COVID-19 SAFETY:

– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people. – We are still required to follow the governments Covid restrictions and this currently means we must stay in groups of maximum 6 and we must maintain social distancing from others at all times. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this. This applies at the stations, on the trains, and also when we're outside. – So as you arrive at our meeting point in the morning, we'll get you into a group of 6 and then ask your group to wait slightly away from the meeting point. – We'll allow a bit of distance between each group as we board the train, and you should follow social distancing rules on the train. – Please bring and wear a face mask in the stations and on the trains, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.

WHAT TO BRING:

– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack. – FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

By purchasing a place on this trip and/or attending, you and each of your guests, as applicable, confirm that you have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions. Click here to read these: https://ukexplorers.co.uk/terms/

COME WITH US:

Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover this new place, see the famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experiences, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on a fantastic day out!

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