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Miners lamp, train and leafMiner's Way Trail


43 km / 27 miles
The Miner's Way Trail winds its way through the picturesque countryside of East Kent, linking together pretty villages, small farmsteads, grand country estates and the remains of this area's industrial and mining heritage. Much of this arable landscape, profuse with hedges and woodlands, has not changed since Saxon times and the names of the villages and hamlets you pass on the route are firmly lodged in their Old English origins.

From Sholden it explores the beautiful lower slopes of the North Downs between Deal and Shepherdswell, past what remains of old coal mines opened in the 1920's rush for 'black gold'.


Waymark: Miners lamp, train and leaf
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Miners lamp, train and leaf
Attributes: Average Gradients
Cycle Route
Industrial History
Start and Finish: TR355524 - Sholden, Deal, Kent View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: (Most of) the Miner's Way Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The Miner's Way Trail  (Dover District Council  - 2007 )


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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
OS Landranger Active 179
OS Explorer 138, 150
OS Explorer Active 138, 150

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Route Profile:

46.4 km (28.8 miles)
479 m (1,572 ft) ascent
99 m (325 ft)  maximum height

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