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Kingsdown and Walmer

Walks in East Kent

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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  2.2 miles (3.5km) approx. 4,375 steps
Allow 1.5 hours

About the walk:
This short walk not far from the villages of Walmer and... more »

Tips:  Distance: 2.2 miles (3.5km) allow 1.5 hours
Start/Finish: Opposite Walmer Castle
Stiles: 0
Gates: 0
Terrain: Field paths and surfaced... more »

How to get there:

By Car: From A2 at Dover take A258 to Walmer/Kingsdown. Follow
signs to Walmer Castle
Postcode: CT14 7LJ
Parking: Parking is available near the castle in Kingsdown road
Bus: 84 (Sandown-Kingsdown). Hourly Mon-Sat.

Mon-Sat Traveline: 0871 200 22 33.

Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and waymarking on ground should be followed at all times.

Walk provided by Explore Kent
Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative

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Points of Interest

1. Point 1

From the car park near Walmer Castle, follow the path towards the beach and turn right on the surfaced path that runs along the sea front.

2. Point 2

After passing Walmer Castle on your right, turn right to follow waymarker arrows across a grassy area towards the road.

3. Point 3

Cross the road and follow footpath up gentle slope, running to side of house.

4. Point 4

On reaching the end of the path, it opens out into an area of open access land known as Hawkshill Freedown. From here, turn left along the boundary on the left hand side following a grassy path.

There are numerous opportunities along this stretch to take a rest on one of the benches and take in some great sea views. You are not restricted to... More

5. Point 5

Continue through gap, following waymarker arrows. On your immediate right there is a small war memorial. Follow the enclosed path bordered by hedges. Again, there are good views across the rolling countryside and to the sea beyond.

6. Point 6

At this point the path opens out into a field. Follow path downhill towards the road. Near the bottom the path takes you through a gap and into an area of woodland.

7. Point 7

Continue along the woodland path and bear left at a large tree. Turn left along a surfaced alleyway and follow downhill for around 100 metres before passing through cycle barriers and onto Cliff Road, in Kingsdown.

8. Point 8

Cross road into Boundary Road and head towards the sea front. At the end of Boundary Road, turn left, following signs to join a surfaced path on the Saxon Shore Way. Along this section there are some great sea views and many places to access the beach.

9. Point 9

Continue following the path along the Saxon Shore Way, the path here changes to become a combined cycle path and walkway. Up ahead, there is an excellent view of Walmer Castle on your left as you retrace your steps back to the car park where you started.