Enjoy a safe walk to the coast

Local rambles can now enjoy a traffic-free walk from Faversham to Seasalter with the completion of an off-road route.  The final part of the circular route was completed with the opening of a half-mile stretch on land owned by London Array at its substation at Graveney to the Sportsman pub at Seasalter.

The route is part of the bigger Faversham Food Trails Initiative, led by Faversham Enterprise Partnership (FEP) and managed by Kent County Council,  that has seen eight new walking routes open this year, attracting an extra 23,000 walkers to the area and delivering a £200,000 boost to the local economy.

The group taking a walk along the new footpath

Matt Britton, Commercial and Operations Manager at London Array, said: “We’re delighted that by opening up a section of our land to public access we have helped to contribute to the success of a much broader scheme that brings environmental, safety and economic benefits to the area.  We are keen to ensure that our presence at Graveney benefits the local community and our support for this scheme is in addition to the £850,000 package to support local environmental, educations and community projects.”

London Array’s Matt Britton, County Council Member and Leader of Swale Borough Council Andrew Bowles and Manager of the Faversham Enterprise Business Partnership Laurence Young with members of the Parish Council and Kent County Council Officers at the opening of the new footpath.

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