GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dymchurch Walks

9 miles (14 km)

This Kent based visit is located on the coast near Romney Marsh, Hythe and Folkestone. There's some good coastal trails with a nice beach and the old Redoubt Fort and Martello Towers to see.
This walk from the village takes you south along the sea wall and the beaches to the Dungeness Nature Reserve.
The walk starts at the Martello Tower on the seafront in Dymchurch. You can then follow the coastal path south to St Mary's Bay and Littlestone near New Romney. You continue south to the sand dunes at Romney Sands, Greatstone-on-Sea and Lydd-on-Sea before coming to Dungeness. The expansive reserve includes miles of footpaths taking you to shingle beach, lakes, the old lightouse and the nuclear power station.

Dymchurch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dymchurch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Dymchurch

  • Dungeness - Explore this wonderful coastal nature reserve on this circular walk in Kent
  • Romney Marsh - This expansive area of wetland in Kent is ideal for walking with miles of flat footpaths, quiet villages and beautiful scenery to enjoy
  • Rye Harbour - This lovely walk takes you around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve on the Sussex coast
  • Camber Sands - Enjoy a walk or cycle along National Cycle Network Route 2 from Rye to the beautiful Camber Sands
  • Hythe - This long circular walk explores the countryside around the Kent town of Hythe
  • Royal Military Canal Path - This walking route runs from Pett Level to Seabrook along the Royal Military Canal
  • Saxon Shore Way - Explore Kent's ancient coastline as you visit Iron Age hill forts, cathedrals, Martello towers, historic ports and castles on this incredible 160 mile walk
  • North Downs Way - This beautiful trail starts in Farnham, Surrey and heads east through the stunning North Downs to the historic city of Canterbury in Kent
  • Elham Valley Way - Explore the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on this delightful walk through Kent.
    The route starts on the coast at Hythe and heads north to Canterbury via Elham and Barham
  • Lower Leas Coastal Park - This coastal country park is located in Folkestone and has fabulous views over the Kent coastline
  • Peene Quarry Country Park - A short circular walk around Peene Quarry in the North Downs
  • Folkestone - This coastal walk from Folkestone takes you to three of the area's country parks.
    The walk starts on the front at Lower Leas Coastal Park
  • Folkestone - This coastal walk from Folkestone takes you to three of the area's country parks.
    The walk starts on the front at Lower Leas Coastal Park
  • Brockhill Country Park - Brockhill Park has a number of waymarked woodland trails, a lake, open grassland and meadows
  • Lympne - This circular walk from the Kent village of Lympne visits Lympne Castle and the Royal Military Canal Path
  • Royal Military Canal Path - This walking route runs from Pett Level to Seabrook along the Royal Military Canal

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north, you'll find easy walks along the Royal Military Canal Path to the village of Lympne. Here you can visit the splendid Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, the medieval Lympne Castle and the ancient Portus Lemanis Roman Fort.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.

Photos

Dymchurch Station - geograph.org.uk - 1944353

Dymchurch Station

Dymchurch Seafront - geograph.org.uk - 2071943

Seafront

Martello Towers at Dymchurch - geograph.org.uk - 2210850

Martello Towers

Tidal basin in Dymchurch - geograph.org.uk - 2063075

Tidal basin

Dark Clouds Over St Mary's Bay - geograph.org.uk - 449528

Dark Clouds Over St Mary's Bay. Viewed from the beach looking inland. To the left the shingle defence gives way to the Dymchurch Wall which stretches up to Dymchurch Redoubt.

Coast Road - Littlestone seafront - geograph.org.uk - 786240

Coast Road at Littlestone.

Romney Sands - geograph.org.uk - 1322942

Romney Sands. Looking southwards as Greatstone sand dunes peter out and the extent of the sands become narrower.

Dungeness Old Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 1389082

Dungeness Old Lighthouse

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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