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Four Pits Walk


63 km / 39 miles
This circular route goes through some very pleasant East Kent countryside and visits the sites of the former collieries of Betteshanger, Tilmanstone and Snowdown, which all closed in the 1980s, and Chislet, which closed in 1969. The walk can be shortened to an 18-mile 'Three Pits Walk'.
June 2020 - New GPX file and Route Description added after slight alterations made to the route around Elvington.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Industrial History
Start and Finish: TR334523 - Northbourne, Kent View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2010
Web Sites: Four Pits Walk [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Four Pits Walk  (LDWA Kent Group ) Download File
Badge & Certificate Four Pits Walk Badge & Certificate  (LDWA Kent Group )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 179, 189
OS Landranger Active 179, 189
OS Explorer 138, 150
OS Explorer Active 138, 150

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GPX Route File
Four Pits Walk GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 26/06/2020 17:32:41 - Slight change in route made by LDWA Kent
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MemoryMap Route File
Four Pits Walk Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Four Pits Walk Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

62.8 km (39.0 miles)
681 m (2,234 ft) ascent
82 m (269 ft)  maximum height

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