Royal Military Canal walk
Meandering for 28 miles across Romney Marsh from Cliff End, Pett Level to Seabrook near Sandgate, Kent, the Royal Military Canal is for those souls seeking peace and solitude from our hectic, fast paced, tailgating, can't be late, existences.
Being a canal and not a waterfall its path is flattish, ideal for a leisurely mooch along its lush, verdant banks. The scenery though, is always changing. From Rye bridge mud predominates at low tide, carefree African beasts roam at West Hythe, while the scene is manicured and primped in Hythe.
The canal itself accommodated us with a multitude of bird life, the turquoise skimming Kingfisher being a highlight, all being a joy to witness.
We broke the walk down into five easy sections with parking not a problem. The route is very simple, just follow the water but you have to change banks to follow the RMC path.
A smashing walk for everyone, though the end at Seabrook is a little drab but there are splendid sea views just over the road. Take ample provisions for those perfect picnic stops.
You will need these maps for this delightful stroll and if you wish to venture from the canal:
OS Explorer Map 124 Hastings & Bexhill
OS Explorer Map 125 Romney Marsh, Rye & Winchelsea
OS Explorer Map 138 Dover, Folkestone & Hythe