With it’s flat routes, the Marsh is a favourite with keen amateur and professional cyclists. But, if you want to take it a little slower and enjoy the sun why not pedal along the seafront from Greatstone to either Dungeness, Dymchurch, Hythe or Folkestone.
Guided walking and cycle maps are available from the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership
With its huge skies and level walks Romney Marsh offers beautiful places to walk and cycle. Its 100 square miles of unspoilt countryside takes in woodland, wetlands and sand and shingle shores
You can enjoy displays about the history and wildlife of the Marsh in the Visitor Centre, run by Kent Wildlife Trust, and then discover the landscape of the Marsh on three walking trails around the Romney Warren Country Park, which surrounds the centre.
Dungeness is a large shingle headland sheltering the Romney Marsh from the sea. Just a short cycle, drive or train ride away, it is a wonderful place to explore. Dominated by a modern nuclear power station, there are also two lighthouses and a quirky village of mainly wooden houses in the area. The artist and film director Derek Jarman moved to Dungeness in the late eighties where he created a magnificent garden of metal sculptures before passing away in 1994.
Dungeness lies at the southernmost point of Kent and is an enormous flat of sand and shingle which has been a hazard to shipping for hundreds of years. The Lighthouse marks the end of the peninsula and is also an important way mark and reference for vessels navigating the Dover Straits.
The UK’s only desert couldn’t be a better place for seeing some of the most amazing starry nights. Just check out @visitkent on instagram to see some of the best photographs of these amazing skies!
A short drive from New Romney Caravan Park and Littlestone is the Royal Military Canal. The canal side path runs for 28 miles along the entire length of the Royal Military Canal from Seabrook, Kent to Cliff End in East Sussex. The route treads a path between the vast openness of the Romney Marsh and the old cliff line with its wooded hills and quiet villages. Walking along the quiet canal banks today it is easy to forget that this was once the scene of intense military activity. Now, much of the drama on the canal comes from the variety of wildlife that has made the canal its home.
Many public footpaths link to the Royal Military Canal Path, so it is easy to plan circular routes that take in sections of the canal. For those who prefer to stay close to the water, you can walk the length of the canal in stages.
More information on the walks along the canal and things do so along the way can be found on the royal military canal website here: http://www.royalmilitarycanal.com