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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 21 Aug 2007
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Location notes
Whitstable is a busy sea-side town. The line here is the Chatham line which is served by South Eastern Trains. There is a railway station at Whitstable, but this location is to the west of the station.
Railway type and traffic
There are normally 2 trains each way every hour, and these are formed of South Eastern Electrostars these days.
However, every once in a while there are engineers trains, and steam charters.
Environment
You will find your self at a relatively quiet footbridge and/or foot crossing here. No problems can be envisaged with the locals here!
Road directions
From the station, head west along Railway Avenue. At the end, turn left down Cromwell Road and follow this road to the end. Turn left here, and almost immediately take the next right which is Clifton Road. Follow this until the road bends to the right and you will notice a foot crossing on your left. This crossing is one of your options at this location.
To get to the footbridge, follow the road around the bend, and then turn left down West Cliff and find somewhere to park. The public footpath continues west at the bottom of the street, and is only a short walk.

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Whitstable map co-ordinates
Parking
As described above.
Public transport
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Amenities
Nothing at the location itself, but Whitstable has lots of lovely pubs and shops. There is also a good fish market in Whitstable where, amongst other things, you can pick up fresh cockles if they take your fancy!
Accommodation
There are dozens of Bed and Breakfasts in the immediate area.
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Whitstable

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Photographic notes
Shots of east bound trains are best until late morning, after which it is best for west bound trains.
If you cross the footbridge and continue walking west, you will shortly arrive at another footbridge. This used to offer a good morning shot with the coastline in the background, and also an early afternoon shot with the golf course in the background. The the current status of this shot vs. vegetation is unknown.


General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

From the crossing

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