3.5 miles (5.6km) approx. 7,000 steps
Allow 2 hours
About the walk:
When the Romans built a fort here in 43AD, the sea was almost a mile away. Reculver guarded the north end of the Wantsum Channel that separated the Isle of Thanet from the rest of Kent. Since then, much has changed. By the early 19th century the sea was so close that the villagers moved inland. The two 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand among the remains of an important Roman fort and a Saxon monastery. The walk takes you around the surrounding countryside and through Reculver Country Park where there is a visitor centre displaying more information about the history of the local area.
Tips:Distance: 3.5 miles (5.6km) allow 2 hours Start/Finish: Reculver Stiles: 1 Gates: 0 Terrain: Field paths. Generally flat Toilets: At Reculver car park Refreshments: Pub and shops near start/finish
How to get there:
By Car: From the A299, follow signs to Reculver (via Reculver Lane) Postcode: CT6 6SU Parking: Parking is available near Reculver Towers. There is a charge payable for parking Bus: 7 (Canterbury-Herne Bay). 6 journeys Mon-Fri. 3 journeys 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