Oyster Walk

Guided Walks

Just for Harbour Day, we are putting on a limited number of guided walks to help small groups discover the maritime history of Whitstable’s harbour and shore line. They won’t be too demanding and should be an engaging and fun experience!

Taking about an hour, your guide will lead you through some of the hidden places, explaining how the names and places in today’s Whitstable connect directly with the family and working lives of earlier maritime generations. Be prepared for some surprises!

The walks will start at thehorsebridge and end at the harbour side in our ‘History Tent’. Here you will have a chance to talk to our two ‘resident historians’ - Dr. Martin Watts of Christchurch University, Canterbury and Mr. Brian Baker who lives here in the town - about anything that was of particular interest to you on the walk.

Book a walk through our partner the Horsebridge ... book walk

Self-guided walks

We wanted to make sure that everyone has a chance to delve deeper into Whitstable’s History beyond Harbour Day and created a self-guided walk to compliment the Harbour Day guided walks. To do the self-guided walk, you just need our leaflet (available from The Horsebridge) and a mobile device that is able to visit this website and has the capability to read QR codes.

We prepared the notes for each stop just for Harbour Day and whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible we may have the odd fact or location wrong! Feel free to let us know anything you know isn't quite right.

This is a pilot for a bigger ‘coastal walk’ project we are working on when we will ensure that everything is correct. If you would like to know more about the coastal walk or would like you to help us by telling us what information you would like to be able to access if you were using the ‘coastal walk’ app please contact us.

You should aim to start at the Horsebridge Centre and finish at the Harbour but it doesn’t matter in what order you access the codes.  Hope you have fun! 

Oyster Walk self guided