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The canal was built as a defence against invasion by Napoleon


Royal Military Canal Path

This canal was started in 1804 as a defence against invasion by Napoleon and is now important to maintain the drainage of Romney March.  It stretches for 28 miles from Seabrook near Hythe to Cliffend between Rye and Hastings and, thanks to the efforts of Kent Ramblers, there is a path running alongside most of it.

You can read about the successful efforts of Kent Ramblers to secure the right to walk along part of the canal in an article from the September 1993, March 1994 and September 1994 editions and two articles from 1997 editions of Kent Area News. 

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