Hythe & Romney Marsh
The unique Royal Military Canal starts at Seabrook in the historic Cinque Port of Hythe, passing 28 miles through the flat landscape of Romney Marsh to Cliffend, near Hastings, in East Sussex. The canal was built originally as a defence against the threat of invasion, but is now a peaceful home for wildlife. A new long distance walking trail has been created along the length of the canal.
The wet and flat landscape of Romney Marsh provides a contrast to the dry downland hills around Folkestone, and is home to very different wildlife.
You can visit the New Romney Warren Country Park to learn more about Romney Marsh and wetland wildlife.
Follow the Romney Shore Route from Dymchurch to Lade, near Dungeness, to discover the series of information panels that explain about the wildlife and history of the Romney Marsh coast.
The vegetated shingle of Dungeness is very special and is easily damaged. Discover more about this unique place which is of international importance for wild plants, insects as well as birds at the RSPB Dungeness Reserve, where the WCCP is working in partnership with the RSPB to conserve and enhance this special landscape.