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Reeds and canalRoyal Military Canal Path

43 km / 27 miles

E Sussex, Kent
The Royal Military Canal Path mainly follows a canal-side path, which fringes the northern edge of Romney Marsh and which was built in the early 19th century as a defence against a possible invasion by Napoleon. The Canal is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a SSSI. In addition to its historical and archaeological interest it is a valuable wetland habitat for a variety of species of flora and fauna. Links are made with the Saxon Shore Way at Appledore and West Hythe providing options for a circular route between these two places.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Reeds and canal Waymark: Reeds and canal
Attributes: Canal; Heritage; Industrial History; Military
TQ888134 - Pett Level, E Sussex
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TR188349 - Seabrook, Kent
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Web Sites: Royal Military Canal - Royal Military Canal
  Kent CC - Royal Military Canal Path - Interactive Map
  Kent CC - Royal Military Canal - PDF
  Walking Britain - Royal Military Canal - Cliff End to Seabrook

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Package: Royal Military Canal Walks Pack (Romney Marsh Countryside Project)
Certificate: Certificate (Kent County Council - 2010)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 179189199
OS Landranger Active: 179189199
OS Explorer: 124125138
OS Explorer Active: 124125138

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
B & B Accommodation: Waterside Guest House  (bookable online) 4 Km 35 Km
Hotels: Burlington Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 43 Km
Hotels: Best Western Clifton Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 43 Km
B & B Accommodation: Crete Down  (bookable online) 4 Km 43 Km

Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 9 UK Section Dover to Plymouth
Paths Marked on OS mapping: High Weald Landscape Trail; Saxon Shore Way
Other Paths: Coast to Coast - Southern England; Folkestone - Hythe To Canterbury; Kent Coastline Walk; Walking the Castles of Sussex


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Route Profile:

46.0 Km (28.6 miles)
175 m (574 ft) ascent
22 m (72 ft)  maximum height