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Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal was constructed as a defence against invasion during the Napoleonic War. The Canal links Hythe near Folkestone to Cliff End near Hastings.

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Facts & Stats

28 miles

(45km)

Original length of the canal, which is still walkable from end to end.

1 lock

(Iden Lock)

The lock connects the eastern section of the canal to the River Rother.

1806

Year opened

Built as a defence against invasion during the Napoleonic War

Waterway notes

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