A 5.1 mile circular walk from the port town of Sandwich out to Sandwich Bay & returning past the Sandwich Bird Observatory.
The busy riverside creates a lively and colourful start. The paths quickly branch away from the riverfront to cross the immaculate greens and fairways of a coastal golf course and down to the shingle foreshore at Sandwich Bay.
Look out for...
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory
Wildfowl, wading birds, visiting and resident species including mute swans, curlew, corn bunting, oyster cathcer, grey heron
Wood mouse, water vole
Southern marsh orchid, lizard orchid
Scarecrows in early spring
Moths, such as elephant hawk, five spot burnet and humming bird hawk moth.
Tips:Location: Sandwich Distance: 5.1 miles (8.2km) Time: allow 2 hours 30 minutes Explorer map: 150 Terrain: paths and tracks Parking: at The Quay, Sandwich Refreshments and facilities: public toilets at The Quay; many cafes, restaurants and public houses in Sandwich Public transport: Sandwich Train Station, contact Traveline tel: 08712002233
www.traveline.org.uk Step count: approx 10,200
Walk provided by Explore Kent Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative
Sandwich Guildhall was built in 1576 and was modified during the 20th century.
The Moot Horn, hanging in here was used as far back as the 12th century to summon local people to hear important announcements.