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Photo: Explore Kent

Photo: Explore Kent

2. Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal Path runs for 28 miles from Kent to East Sussex and passes through the AONB at Hythe. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon either relaxing watching the world go by or walking along the tree-lined bank looking at the wildlife. The tranquil banks of the canal provide an ideal home for many insects such as dragonflies as well as amphibians, birds and small mammals. Whatever the season there is always something to see.

The Marsh Frog, Europe’s largest species, has escaped from captivity and colonised the area. They can grow as large as a man’s hand and can be heard in May and June cackling to attract a mate which is why they are called the ‘Laughing Frog’.

Further information

The Royal Military Canal has a small free car park in Hythe, off West Hythe Road, nearest postcode CT21 4NB

Royal Military Canal
Hythe
Kent
CT21 4NB