The canal was built to protect England from the possible invasion of Napoleon’s troops, with construction of the canal beginning in 1804.
Today, the canal is a great place to walk and enjoy the surrounding scenery and wildlife. The 28 mile long Royal Military Canal Path runs along the entire length of the Canal from Seabrook in Kent to Cliff end in East Sussex
The variety of wildlife attracted to the area has led to sections of the canal being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.
For more information visit the Royal Military Canal website