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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
Reeds and canal
Canal; Heritage; Industrial History; Military
TQ888134 - Pett Level, E Sussex
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TR188349 - Seabrook, Kent
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Waterside Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
35 Km
Best Western Clifton Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
43 Km
B & B Accommodation
Crete Down  (bookable online)
4 Km
43 Km

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Route Profile:

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