Last updated 13 October 2017


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.
 
Details of Qualifying Events are here, a Publicity Flyer is here and a YouTube Video is here.
 
Updated information will appear on this website from time to time.
 
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.