Last updated 23 May 2018 Twitter: #cp100

LDWA Kent Group are delighted to have been awarded the 2018 Hundred to be held from 26 to 28 May in 2018.

The Cinque Ports Hundred will be a semi-linear walk, starting in Hastings and finishing at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, just outside Dover. The route will follow coast and countryside, with walkers visiting all the Cinque Ports (Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich) plus the Cinque Port Ancient Towns of Winchelsea and Rye, and the Cinque Port Limbs of Tenterden, Lydd, Folkestone and Deal.  At Sandwich the route will turn back to Dover.

Event HQ will be the Duke of York's Royal Military School, with arrangements being made to bus walkers to the start at Sussex Coast College Hastings in East Sussex.

Updated information will appear on this website from time to time.  Click on items in the menu bar to check for recent changes.

Final versions of the RD and GPX file for the Main Event, and an amendment sheet, are here

Photos of the Marshals' Walk are here (room for more).

The Forum has been busy: Kit Check and Dew are current topics of more than usual interest.

You can check for details of Qualifying Events.  Visitors to the area may want to see our YouTube Video and our compilation of Points of Interest ("It is lighting-up our recce" says one reviewer.)

Historical footnote

The Cinque Ports is an association of maritime towns and villages in Kent and other parts of the South East. In the centuries before the Tudor Kings of England first developed a standing navy, the men and ships of the Cinque Ports provided a fleet to meet the military and transportation needs of their Royal masters

The old Norman French word for five, cinque, is pronounced “sink” rather than “sank” in this corner of England!

The Cinque Ports entry in Wikipedia.

PS - If you want an early peek at arrangements for next year's Hundred, have a look here.