It is worth looking at it from above in Google Earth, where it looks more impressive than it seems walking alongside it.
The path leads out of Queenborough to Lappel Bank, an area of reclaimed land which is used as a mammoth car park for imported cars.
I have tried to find out how many spaces there are, but there is no information I can find.
Suffice to say it is huge, stretching to over a mile long by a quarter of a mile wide.
First impressions do not last on the Isle of Sheppey.
Last week we arrived on the island by walking into Rushenden. “You noticed then”, remarked this week’s taxi driver.
Given our experience of Rushenden I had written off the rest of the island as a rather bleak place to visit.
After all, it is dominated by a car park and several caravan parks. As we found out on this walk, the north and northeastern stretches of the Sheppey coastline are both beautiful and interesting.
Our walk this week started back in Queenborough, at the western end of the island.
Dating back to medieval times, the town was named by Edward III after his Queen, Philippa of Hainault.
He built a castle here in 1361-1377, and at the same time ordered the construction of the town to support it. Indeed, the only building from medieval times which still stands is the church.
Queenborough has an all-tides jetty, and moored just off the town is the ex-Radio Caroline pirate ship.