Lympne Loop Walk
This circular walk from the Kent village of Lympne visits Lympne Castle and the Royal Military Canal Path. You'll also pass close to Port Lympne Zoo which has some nice landscaped gardens and an animal reserve.
You can start the walk on the southern side of the village where you can pick up the Saxon Shore Way. Follow the waymarked footpath west and it will take you to Lympne Castle. The medieval castle dates from the 13th century and is now used for corporate events and weddings.
You continue west to Lympne Place before turning south to meet up with the canal. Follow the towpath east and it will take you past the remains of Lemanis Roman Fort.
At West Hythe you turn north following trails past Lympne Park Wood before returning to the village.
Lympne Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lympne Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lympne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lympne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The County Members is in a good spot close to the castle. They serve good home cooked food and have a nice garden area to sit out in. You can find them at Aldington Road at postcode CT21 4LH for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Follow the Saxon Shore Way east and it will take you to Brockhill Country Park near Hythe. The popular park includes waymarked woodland trails, a lake, open grassland, streams, cascades and meadows.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.