Thanet Rock Hunters have created a ‘snail trail’ of decorated stones in Ramsgate

The Big Snail Trail Photos Maxine Morgan

A ‘snail trail’ of painted rocks has appeared at the Westcliff.

The trail of brightly decorated ‘snail’ stones has been laid by members of Thanet Rock Hunters to celebrate the first birthday of Love On The Rocks UK.

Trails have been set up across the country by groups dedicated to painting and thenhiding the rocks for others to find.

The craze has captured the imaginations of people across Thanet and further afield with groups sharing their creations – and discoveries – on social media.

Thanet Rock Hunters was set up last year by childminder Sandra Perry. It now has more than 1,140 facebook members.

She said: “It’s to help the children get outside, do craft with a purpose, share and give and, of course, the fun of finding. Rehiding is a great sharing exercise and refinding ones we have rehidden reinforces that.”

The 80 foot long trail of more than 330 ‘snails’ is along the promenade leading to the Boating Pool. Rock hunters ask that the stones remain in place until after this weekend when people are welcome to take one and hide it.

Find  Thanet Rock Hunters here

There is also the Love on the Rocks UK Thanet group which welcomes new members.