Just before the bridge, turn right to go through kissing gate to follow the Royal Military Canal path. Sorry, we couldn't find a match. Cross over stile and small bridge into road before turning left to head down road. Bear left at the end of the line of trees to follow path across another field. Continue ahead up steps and through gate on other side. RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve Circular Walk, Lympne Castle and Port Lympne Wildlife Park Circular Walk, High Weald Landscape Trail: Appledore to Rye. Cross bridge and stile to follow enclosed path. http://www.kent.gov.uk, Distance: 5 miles (8km) Allow 3 hours The northerly part of this village is Appledore Heath. Built in 1809 as a defensive barrier against Napoleon, it's now used to manage water levels and for flood protection across much of the area. Follow the boundary around to left until you reach a gate at the church. Gates: 7 The …, This delightful short circular walk starts and ends at the historic Walmer Castle. Just before the bridge, turn right to go through kissing gate to follow the Royal Military Canal path. The village has even earned a mention in the Guinness Book of Records for its spirited history. recreation ground diagonally - heading for the left hand corner. This site uses cookies. Follow waymarked trail over mound. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Access to parks, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, coast and countryside may be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Please check our latest update for information and guidance on social distancing. Cross over stile into field and follow waymarked path under overhead wires heading towards mound ahead. By Car: From A28 take B2080 from just outside Tenterden Postcode: TN26 2DB Cross bridge and gate to follow enclosed path. A few steps on, pass through another gate into a field. Follow this path as it becomes a surfaced track to road (named Old Way). Grassy paths alongside canal. Follow Saxon Shore Way signpost between fence and public toilets, onto recreation ground. Go down other side of mound to continue along path. If you’ve spotted something that’s not quite right or require some more information on this activity fill out the form below. Turn left to make your way back to the church where you started. Cross recreation ground diagonally - heading for the left hand corner. The Saxon Shore Way marks the line of the former cliffs before the marshes were drained. Follow waymarker arrows to the right to walk with line of trees to your left. Built as a defence against Napoleon, but never used, the Royal Military Canal is now a popular destination for walkers and local anglers. Parking: There is limited on-road parking in the main street of Appledore. Appledore is a village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, England. Go through gate into the field, turn left and follow waymarker for stile in the corner of the field. The Darling Buds of May idolises the life of a family, living on a small holding in rural Kent. Continue across field to stile on fenceline ahead. Follow path past WWII pill-box. It is said to have come from just 12 Hungarian frogs introduced to a garden pond in Stone-in-Oxney in 1932. Just after passing under overhead wires, look for a small bridge on the right. It follows through the Stour Valley and back along part of the North Downs Way. Come to fence/gate - go through kissing gate to left to continue on. Refreshments: Village shops and pubs Traveline: 0871 200 22 33. Experience the atmosphere of Pluckley, which is said to be the most haunted village in England. Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative, A really enjoyable walk Well signed. This circular walk is one of a number of walks produced by Kent County Council. Cross over stile into field and follow waymarking directly across, heading for building on right ahead. Terrain: Fields. Stiles and bridges have been upgraded on this route with gates. A scheduled monument, the canal is now an essential part of the drainage system sustaining the marshes, the wildlife that thrives in these unusual habitats and the flocks of sheep that graze on the marsh grasses. Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Climb up steps into another field and follow path boundary of the vineyard. Bear left at the end of the line of trees to follow path across another field. You can either follow the path up on the embankment or on the grass below. For more information about Romney Marsh, its wildlife and its history, visit the Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership website. In 1381 villagers took part in the Peasants' revolt, led in Kent by Wat Tyler... much later in 1450 villagers joined Jack … Please try a different search term. The Danes arrived at Appledore in AD 892 in order to launch an invasion of England. The route returns along part of the 28 mile long Royal Military Canal. Follow the boundary around to left until you reach a gate at the church. How to get there: Appledore Circular Walk is a 5 mile loop trail located near Ashford, Kent, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. A Walk in East Kent - Allow 3 hours. Kent County Council Une promenade dans l'est du Kent - Prévoyez 3 heures. Keep on bank to follow path alongside the canal for 500 metres, to another fence and kissing gate on left. As you walk through the vineyard there interesting information on boards to read about the grapes etc. Beware of rabbit holes in ground. Follow waymarking along right hand side boundary to road. The village centre is on the northern edge of the Romney Marsh, 12 miles (19 km) south-west of Ashford town. Cross over stile into field and follow waymarking directly across, heading for building on right ahead. Head across field with church behind you, continuing towards pylons until you reach boundary and stile. Compare the smartest ways to get to your destination. Beware of rabbit holes in ground. Off-road parking is also available at the village hall halfway up the main street. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The frogs escaped on to the marsh and have flourished ever since. There are great views of Romney Marsh from the top. Stiles: 5 Turn left and walk for about 10m before turning right through gate into a field. This walk starts from the charming village of Appledore and follows part of the Saxon Shore Way through gently rolling hills, taking in majestic views of the wild and unique landscape of the Romney Marsh. Bit repetitive on the way back along the canal. However, not all the species to be discovered on the marsh are native. Keep on bank to follow path alongside the canal for 500 metres, to another fence and kissing gate on left. This walk through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty starts from Elham's picturesque medieval church. Beware of rabbit holes in ground. If you liked this walk you can find more on the Explore Kent website at Beware of rabbit holes in ground. Follow path down steps to cross wooded area. Follow waymarker arrows to the right to walk with lone of trees to your left. Follow Saxon Shore Way signpost between fence and public toilets, onto recreation ground. The distance of the journey is 3.7 miles (6km). http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/walking/appledore_walk.aspx Starting outside Appledore Church facing Court Lodge Road, turn right to walk along the pavement past the Black Lion Pub along the high street, until you reach the recreation ground. Walk provided by Explore Kent Come out of field and turn right at the road. Various wildlife to see. From the original Walks in East Kent Head across field with church behind you, continuing towards pylons until you reach boundary and stile. Follow this path as it becomes a surfaced track to road (names Old Way). Fabulous walk - one of my favourite in the area. Discover the broad skies and panoramic views over Romney Marsh before joining the Royal Military Canal. Kingfishers are seen here in summer and mute swan, moorhen and grey heron are regular visitors. A few steps on, pass through another gate into a field. Just after passing under overhead wires, look for a small bridge on the right. Follow waymarking along right hand side boundary to road. Explore Kent Welcome to Kent Ramblers. Please note the route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and waymarking on the ground should be followed at all times. This walk was created for the 20th anniversary of The Darling Buds of May, a series that captured the hearts of Britain.