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The canal is a unique military monument that stretches for 28 miles along the old cliff line that borders the Romney Marsh from Seabrook to Cliff End. It was originally built between 1804 and 1809 as a third line of defence against Napoleon.

The corridor along the length of the canal from Seabrook to West Hythe Dam offers an easy and relaxing route suitable for walkers and cyclists. The Royal Military Canal Path is also an excellent long distance trail with helpful interpretation panels along the way. There are picnic tables and benches all along the canal.

There is a huge variety of wildlife to be seen along the canal and this website hopes to introduce you to some of it. All  the photographs of wildlife on this website, were taken around the canal, between the town and West Hythe dam.