This Kent walk explores a unique landscape, offers excellent bird watching and in complete contrast you pass a nuclear powerstation. There is also the opportunity to ride a steam train!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)The start is the car park (grid ref. TR089169). After parking it is worthwhile acquainting yourself with the key features - including the lighthouses, railway and nuclear power station! From the car park walk west towards the boundary of the power station to turn right towards Romney Marsh. Take the marked footpath heading roughly northwest across Denge Beach. It's shingle underfoot and quite hard going but do persevere. The prominent plant here is sea kale with its large fleshy cabbage-like leaves.
(1)The footpath leads you to Boulderwall Farm (grid ref. TR06196) where you turn left onto a grass path through the RSPB reserve heading southwest through the marshland. If you take your time you will see many birds and a pair of binoculars are useful. The path reaches a track (grid ref. TR054180). Turn left along this track towards the sea. It is worth mentioning the area now on your right is the Lydd Ranges. Do be careful if you find any munitions and report your sightings to the police.
(2)Continue down the track, which bears right to lead down to the Boundary Tower near the beach (grid ref. TR064166). Turn left along the beach and continue past the power station as you return to Dungeness. For part of the way there is a tarmac driveway behind the beach which makes walking a lot easier. Continue as far as the new lighthouse, using the boardwalk to regain solid ground! The car park is a short distance to your left.(A)
D : mi 0 - alt. 20ft - Dungeness car park
1 : mi 2.4 - alt. 13ft - Turn left onto grass path
2 : mi 3.96 - alt. 7ft - Turn left along track
A : mi 6.9 - alt. 13ft - Dungeness car park
Dungeness is a unique British landscape. One of the largest expanses of shingle in the world the area has a desolate feel yet is home to interesting plant and bird life. Adding to the interest is the modern lighthouse and the one it replaced. The walk also passes the nuclear power station and offers the chance to take a steam train on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway!
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Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 3/5
Walk interest : 4/5
Global average : 3.67 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Good
A flat but interesting walk in an unusual landscape with lots of atmosphere. Lots of interest both in the extensive wildlife and the various buildings as well as the railway.
Pleasant hike that crosses through pastures, crops, apple orchards and some vineyards. The majority of the circuit is along grassy paths. When crossing pastures, don't forget to close gates behind you.
This linear Kent walk follows the coast between Folkestone and Dover using the North Downs Way Natioanl Trail for much of the way. The vies especially at the Dover end of the walk area excellent. To return to the start use the regular train service that runs along the foot of the cliffs.
Hiking in nature alternating between undergrowth and meadows on hilly slopes in the middle of pastures and crops.
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