Dungeness & Romney Marsh

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!

Technical sheet
No. 292997
A Lydd walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 6.9mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 10ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 16ft
Highest point Highest point : 23ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Lydd
Starting point Starting point : N 50.913223° / E 0.967499°
Arrival Arrival : N 50.913211° / E 0.975039°
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(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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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Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.11/5
Number of opinions : 3
Description quality : 4.67/5
Routemap quality : 3.67/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 11 Oct 2021 10:51:05 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 11/10/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Interesting walk , can be hard going across the shingle . I’d suggest no trainers but stout boots. We took a detour and stoped at the bird sanctuary for a drink lots of birds and ducks out that day plus damsel and . Interesting landscape.

on Mon 11 Oct 2021 10:40:15 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 11/10/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Interesting walk , can be hard going across the shingle so if you have knee problems this may not be the walk for you. Lots of wildlife .

on Mon 20 Nov 2017 19:25:52 CET

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 31/10/17
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.

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