Walk Church – Sunday 23rd June 2024St. Stephen’s, Lympne. CT21 4LQ.  1:45pm for 2pm.

Posted: 20 June, 2024 | Category: Walks

I heard this comment on the radio this week: “Our lives are missing a sense of awe”. If you are looking for that sense of awe at the vastness of our world, come to Walk Church Sunday week, when we start from Lympne church. The view from the church overlooking the Romney Marsh is spectacular, taking in Dungeness to the west and the White Cliffs of Dover to the east.

The route follows the Saxon Shore Way for a while. Then it goes steeply downhill and cuts through Port Lympne Wildlife park – you might glimpse the odd giraffe or gazelle.   The return path takes us along the Royal Military Canal.  We then walk back up hill.

At the end of the walk we’ll be finishing with tea and cake back at Lympne Church.

Practical information:
The route is 4 miles.  Those with with access to digital mapping, you can click this link to view the route.

This months route has some physical challenges.  Total ascent is 300m and the path is quite steep in places.  There is a long flat section as we walk along the Royal military canal. 

On the return leg walking uphill, there is a short 200m section along a steep narrow road.  We will need to take care.  If you have a high viz vest please bring this along, for this section, so we are all clearly visible.  I’ll have a number of spare vests.

Livestock: Sheep were present in several fields. 

There was one stile. 

Dogs are welcome but should be kept either under close control or on a lead.  They must be on a lead in the sheep fields.

Parking:  Available in front of the church, but might be busy, so worth allowing a bit of extra time in case it full. 

There are toilets available in the church. 

It’s always helpful to know who plans to come, so drop me a reply if you plan to come.