One of the most striking of Folkestone’s new network of walkways is the boardwalk that meanders westward from the harbour towards the Lower Leas Coastal Park. It is 800m long and made from old tropical hardwood railway sleepers. The designers have used the railway sleepers as a link to the harbour’s railway heritage. The tropical hardwood railway sleepers are also durable enough to withstand the harsh marine environment. Along the Boardwalk you’ll also find a number of public artworks.
A significant and eye-catching public walkway that uses reclaimed tropical hardwood railway sleepers to meander gently across the shingle beach. The design is both dramatic but also one that blends perfectly with the pebbles and sand. A striking project that will be celebrated for decades.