Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park

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  • Toilets
  • Suitable for small children
  • Suitable for dogs

The entire length of the route is flat, however a short alternative route can be taken to reach Reculver Towers and Fort with a steep 25% climb and descent

The only benches along the route are near the start in Minnis Bay.

The walk follows the Viking Coastal Trail, and mainly uses the concrete surfaced sea-wall.

It is a linear walk of 3.7 miles (6km) one-way, or 7.4 miles (12km) returning to the start.

There is a visitor centre at Reculver.

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Step by step guide

  • Take the path from the corner of the car park heading towards Reculver. The path is marked by a blue sign indicating cycle route 15. Take this path and continue until you reach the 1st barrier.
  • Continue along the sea wall for 2.8 miles (4.5km), towards Reculver Towers. No barrier on seaward side
  • Pass through the barrier before point 2.
  • Reaching the narrow path on the right, continue straight ahead, the path widens and becomes a disused road.
  • The road ends in a 5-bar metal gate with a passing place on the right hand side, next to the King Ethelbert Inn. Take care crossing the road and continue ahead to reach the car park and visitor centre. Retrace your steps back to Minnis Bay