Coastal flowers in Kent
At the end of June 2019 I went for a walking holiday and spent a few days wandering from plant to plant along the north Kent coast between Swalecliffe and Faversham.
Swalecliffe is on the coast a little to the west of Herne Bay. I walked west past Tankerton, Whitstable, Seasalter and South Swale nature reserve along the coast, then turned inland towards Graveney and Faversham.
Seaside flowers near Whitstable
As I walked past Tankerton and Whitstable, there were a lot of wildflowers on the beach itself.
Wildflowers West of Whitstable
Seaside flowers Seasalter
Wilder South Swale nature reserve
Inland to Faversham via Graveney
I went back to Faversham in my campervan in spring 2023 for the cherry blossom.
Notes from the walk
Tankerton slopes – long grass containing sea pea, yellow pea, hogs fennel, salsify, vetches, mallow, barley, plantain
South Swale nature reserve – skylarks, many bumblebees, egret, shelduck, oystercatcher
Sea veg – sea kale, sea beet, wild carrot, atriplex
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If you would like to know how I identified the spiny restharrow, see my page on Ononis
On the same trip, I also walked inland from Whitstable to Canterbury, which is in a separate blog post.
On a previous trip, I followed the Great Stour Way out of Canterbury