GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Royal Military Canal Path

27 miles (43 km)

This walking route runs from Pett Level to Seabrook along the Royal Military Canal. Constructed in the early 19th century as a defence against a possible invasion by Napoleon, the canal-side path now makes for a nice easy walk.
The route starts off on the coast at Pett Level and heads inland towards Winchelsea and then onto Rye. The path then heads to Hythe via Appledore before finishing at Seabrook just outside Hythe.
Highlights on the route include the lovely Rye Harbour Nature Reserve near Rye. The reserve includes saltmarsh, lagoons, grazing marsh, shingle and reedbeds. You can also visit the ruins of Henry VIII's Camber Castle. The Device Fort was built to protect theSussexcoast against French attack in the 16th century.

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Royal Military Canal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Royal Military Canal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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The canal at Cliff End, Pett Level at the start of the route

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Near Pett

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Camber Castle

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Lock gates, Rye

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Romney Marsh

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West Hythe Bridge

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Along the canal in Hythe

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Royal Military Canal Path.mmo (right click - 'Save As')