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REVIEW: The Salt Marsh Walking Company – Walks in Whitstable

By Kirsty Lavender – 19th May 2021
Beach huts - walks in Whitstable

A review of my walk with Rebecca

We chose the perfect day for it – blue skies, beaming sunshine and just the right temperature. The sea was calm and glassy, birds were singing sweetly and there was hardly a soul around. Rebecca, my walking guide and owner of The Salt Marsh Walking Company showed me a part of my local area that I had not discovered before.

As a family, we have always gone out for walks and love exploring our local area. However with lockdown walking became a chore to me, something we had to do to break up the day rather than because we wanted to. I got bored of doing the same few walks in Whitstable each day. Rebecca has reinvigorated my love of walking and has inspired me with some new local walks.

Rebecca loves to walk and has been lucky enough to turn that passion into a career. I was really excited when she contacted me to join her on one of her walks in Whitstable.

Our walk, aptly named Salt Paths and Strawberry Fields, was a 6-mile circular walk that began in Seasalter a beautiful part of South East England that is often overlooked when visiting Whitstable. We started on the Saxon shore Way, a landscape that is ever-changing and always beautiful, this is one of the walks in Whitstable that I have done many a time but never the route that Rebecca took me on. Luckily, I had my camera with me and plenty of time to stop and take in the stunning views.

We walked along the coast with Rebecca pointing out different wildlife, she has a great knowledge of birds. She even showed me where I can spot seals when the coast is out – bring your binoculars! We then darted off into the countryside with Rebecca explaining to me the history of the local area including fascinating stories of smugglers!

We continued on in the sunshine, down country lanes and past tempting strawberry fields. We even spotted a gorgeous Little Seed Library, one of two in Kent where you can exchange seeds.

https://www.instagram.com/littleseedlibraries/

We walked on until we reached Graveney Church, where we stopped for a refuel in the pretty little churchyard. Rebecca brought along tea and some delicious treats from the Whitstable Produce store – just what I needed!

http://whitstableproduce.co.uk

We then finished the last section of our walk with Rebecca pointing out where I could pick juniper berries later on in the year, past cute, ramshackle beach huts and cows and sheep grazing peacefully in green fields. I greatly enjoyed my walk, Rebecca was a joy to walk with, much like going out with a rather knowledgeable friend rather than a local guide.

Walks in Whitstable countryside

Rebecca currently offers three walks in Whitstable which vary from 3 to 20 miles. These diverse routes take in the coast, countryside, fields, meadows and ancient woodland. If you fancy, Rebecca can arrange a bespoke picnic featuring Whitsable’s finest local produce. As well as this she can offer a holiday planning service having lived in Whitstable for over 20 years. Take a look at the Salt Marsh Walking Company website or Instagram page to find out more about her walks in Whitstable.
https://thesaltmarshwalkingcompany.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/thesaltmarshwalkingcompany/

If you liked this post please check out my blog post to discover some more beautiful walks in Kent.
https://girlabout.co.uk/walksinkent/

 

Enjoy exploring different walks in Whitstable and beyond!

Kirsty x

REVIEW:

This is a Girl About review. I was invited by Rebecca to join her on one of her guided walks. However, I was under no obligation to write a review. All my opinions are my own and in no way have they been swayed by her kind invite. Girl About reviews are always 100% honest. We only publish reviews that, for the most part, are positive.

Kirsty Boyd Kent
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