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Sheerness Way - Cycle route

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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 6.3 miles
Duration: Unknown
Family Friendly

Overview : 
The Sheerness Way, launched in 2011 is a 5.6 mile, 9km flat route suitable for families.

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Start/Finish: Sheerness

(National Route 174)
6.3 miles (10.1km), mainly traffic-free flat route suitable for families.

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Points of Interest

1. Bartons Point Coastal Park

Bartons Point Coastal Park is located on the edge of Sheerness with large grass areas for walking and recreation.

The boat house next to the lake and the park has car parking and toilet facilities.

A miniature railway, model flying field and pitch and putt golf course are also located on the site, and there is a new play area.

2. Queenborough Lines

Queenborough Lines or ‘canal bank’ as it is known locally are a mid 19th century ditch and mound fortification built to protect Sheerness Naval Dockyard from attack from inland. More recent concrete gun footings from both world wars can still be seen.

Just a short detour from the main circuit lies the historic
area of Blue Town. Why was this part of Sheerness called
Blue Town? Back in the 1700s workmen in the Royal
Naval Dockyard built ramshackle houses out of short
pieces of wood known as “chips”. Permission to take
these timber planks was only granted if they were 3 foot
in length and could... More

4. Sheerness Heritage Centre

Despite being constructed of seemingly temporary building materials the house, as with its two neighbours, has lasted well and, over the years, it has also been a baker's shop and a fish and chip shop. Now cared for, the rooms here have been restored and they now reflect authentic 19th century rooms and are furnished with genuine pieces from that ... More

5. Sheerness Clock Tower

In the Centre of Sheerness stands the clock tower - it is
an iconic feature, one of the oldest and largest surviving cast iron clock towers in Kent. Standing at 36ft it was built in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII.

6. The Catholic Church of St Henry and Elizabeth

The Catholic Church of St Henry and Elizabeth by the
seafront is another landmark in Sheerness and was completed in 1864. The church was designed by Edward
Pugin, the eldest son of Augustus Pugin, most famous for
his work designing the Houses of Parliament. This church
is very striking and boasts a stunning rose window and
Caen stone altar.

7. SS Richard Montgomery

Looking out to sea you may glimpse the masts of a sunken
World War II vessel, the SS Richard Montgomery. It was loaded with explosives but because of its proximity to Sheerness it was deemed too dangerous to blow up – the explosives are still there!