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Reeds and canalRoyal Military Canal Path

E Sussex, Kent

43 km / 27 miles
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.


Waymark: Reeds and canal
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Reeds and canal
Attributes: Easy
Industrial History
Start: TQ888134 - Pett Level, E Sussex View on StreetMap
Finish: TR188349 - Seabrook, Kent View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Royal Military Canal Path - Royal Military Canal Explore Kent - Royal Military Canal Path Walking Britain - Royal Military Canal: Cliff End to Seabrook Royal Military Canal - Tim Bertuchi Annierak - Royal Military Canal Path [blog] Royal Military Canal [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet Royal Military Canal walks pack  (Romney Marsh Countryside Project )
Leaflet Royal Military Canal walks pack  (White Cliffs Countryside Partnership )
Certificate Explore Kent Walk Challenge Certificate  (Explore Kent )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 179, 189, 199
OS Landranger Active 179, 189, 199
OS Explorer 124, 125, 138
OS Explorer Active 124, 125, 138

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Route Profile:

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

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