On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Folkestone to Hythe

It’s possible to walk or cycle in either direction on this route and it is completely accessible to wheelchair users.Folkestone’s famous Lower Leas has undergone an extensive regeneration project by Shepway District Council, to form the new Coastal Leisure Park, a linear section of land between Folkestone and Sandgate. The park is divided into 3 zones – Wild Zone with picnic tables; Fun Zone with an adventure playground; Formal Zone with planted gardens. The village of Sandgate is rich in military and smuggling history, dating back nearly 500 years. The High Street just behind the sea wall has several interesting antique shops so take a look and see if you can find any hidden gems! The remains of Henry V111’s Sandgate Castle, now a private residence on the edge of the beach, served as one of the 74 Martello Towers that were constructed along the southern coast of England as defence against the Napoleonic threat. Beyond Sandgate the path joins the road for a short distance and then the wide promenade which leads to Hythe

Distance: 
6.0 miles / 10.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
2 - 3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
Facilities: 
Buggy Friendly
Disabled Access
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