From the age of steam and canals to even older lines of defence and military history, this walk takes you on a journey of both history and nostalgia.
As you begin this wonderful walk, stop to admire the English Heritage Dymchurch Martello Tower. Why not stop for a visit? Entrance is free so you have a perfect opportunity to step inside for a peek! Head alongside Dymchurch beach and explore this traditional seaside town.
Pass the historic Dymchurch Grand Redoubt, an impressive military fortification built during the Napoleonic War. Further along, pass the Hythe Ranges, one of the oldest firings ranges in the country and has been used for live firing for over 200 years.
Learn about the WW2 sound mirrors in this area, one of which can be seen near the top of the escarpment when reaching the Royal Military Canal.
Your walk end’s at Scanlons Bridge which is found next to the Hythe station of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
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Martello Tower, Dymchurch
Allow 2 hours
3 Gates, 1 set of steps
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There are pubs and cafes in Dymchurch, as well as a variety of cafes in Hythe high street and a tearoom at the Hythe rail station.
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