Ramsgate to Margate via Broadstairs and Botany Bay walk

Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk

Botany Bay

Botany Bay

31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Stone Bay, Broadstairs

Stone Bay, Broadstairs

31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Botany Bay

Botany Bay

31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Along the front, tough going. Ramsgate to Margate

Along the front, tough going.

Ramsgate to Margate

08-Aug-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Broadstairs Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

Broadstairs

Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

08-Aug-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, Now here's an idea for next year - a mummers play based on "The Fog" Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris,

Now here's an idea for next year - a mummers play based on "The Fog" Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

08-Aug-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, If you ever wondered what the walk posters look like, here's one. Not sure which one but here's one. Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris,

If you ever wondered what the walk posters look like, here's one. Not sure which one but here's one. Ramsgate to Margate Broadstairs Folk Week

08-Aug-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Download GPS Route

These GPS files are free for non-commercial use only. Do not upload them to other websites. If you wish to use them commercially, please Contact Us

GPX for most apps and handhelds, including OS Maps & Orux

KML for Maps.me

Older Garmins : it seems some Garmin's cannot import the "routes" we use in our GPX files. We are considering a GPX "track" version.

How to use GPS data

The Android and iPhone apps, and GPS devices like the Satmap 20, work while you are out walking as the maps are stored on your device, i.e. they don't use 'data', and you don't need a signal.

The best bit is the 'you are here' symbol on the map! Also, taking a powerbank with you is highly recommended!

Apps - OS maps

OS Maps

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OS Maps Online - a website for planning routes, and an android/iPhone app with OS 1:25K and 1:50K mapping.

Anquet OMN

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Anquet OMN comes with an annual subscription for OS 1:25K and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain. Use discount code SWC20 at checkout for 20% off

Viewranger

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To test

Apps - OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a global free alternative to OS maps. It's more accurate in places, but doesn't have rights of way information. Brilliant for when you go on holiday!

Maps.me free

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Maps.me is a free Android and iPhone app. It uses OpenStreetMap maps, which are also free.

Easy to use. Works with our KML files. Doesn't have contours.

Orux Maps free

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Orux Maps is a cheap Android map app. Use it with OpenStreetMap mapping (free). How to do this.

Excellent, but over-complicated to use. There is a free version on the Oruxmaps website.

Other Options

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Many others, including:

Dedicated GPS Devices

Satmap Active 20

GPS Device

Satmap Active 20 is a dedicated, rugged, waterproof, walker's GPS device. £285 with Openstreetmap mapping £360 with OS mapping.

Very good but very expensive

Websites

This Website (and many others)

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Use a website, e.g. this one, for viewing OS or OpenStreetMap maps (free).

Requires web access, so cannot be used out walking.

Bing Maps Aerial Imagery - view the route with low altitude photos.

Prices Updated: Mar 18