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

George IV Memorial Park to Viking Ship Pegwell Bay

This section follows the Thanet Coastal Path or the Viking Coastal Trail from the outskirts of Ramsgate to the clifftop at Pegwell Bay. The King George VI Memorial Park has been formed from the clifftop grounds of East Cliff House, the home for over fifty years of the nineteenth-century philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore, The Italianate Greenhouse has been restored but is not open to the public at the weekends. Pegwell Bay is part of Kent’s largest National Nature Reserve and the unprotected sea cliffs are of great geological interest. The Viking Ship ‘Hugin’, on permanent display on the cliff top at Pegwell Bay is a replica of a Viking ship which sailed from Denmark to Thanet in 1949 to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of the invasion of Britain, the traditional landing of Hengist and Horsa and the bethrothal of Hengist's daughter, Rowena, to King Vortigen of Kent.

Distance: 
4.5 miles / 7.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
2 - 3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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