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Royal Marines Heritage Trail

Celebrating the rich history of the Royal Marines and their unique relationship with Deal and Walmer, follow the self-guided heritage walking trail.

Despite not having a harbour, Deal was once a major port and has a long association with the Royal Marines who were stationed at barracks in Deal from 1869 to 1996.

Look out for the 23 embedded bronze markers as you follow the heritage trail around Deal and Walmer.

To download a copy of the Trail Guide visit the Royal Marines Heritage Trails website.

What you need to know

  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Accepts groups and coach parties


Sea Swimming

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Mike's Bikes Deal

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Coker Fishing Trips


Tours of the Realm

Frontline Britain Trail

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Miners' Way Trail

South Foreland Walk

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Stour Valley Way

Dover Sea Safari

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Saxon Shore Way

Sandwich Town Tours

National Cycle Network Route 1

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Deal to Sandwich

Farmers Markets

England Coast Path Walking Route

Samphire Hoe

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Chequers Kitchen

Royal St George’s Golf Club

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Cross channel swimming

Deal Wednesday Market

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Deal Saturday Market

The Wild Kitchen

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Shopping in Sandwich

Deal Pier

Dover Marina

Walmer Paddling Pool

England Plus Tours

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Gamebase & Playbase

Cornilo Riding

Shopping in Deal

East Kent Railway

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Dover to Deal

Channel Gliding Club

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Sandwich Market

Dover's Bluebird Market

Tides Leisure Centre

Via Francigena

Shopping in Villages

Cottington Lakes

Owl House Riding Centre

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Western Heights walks

Chalk and Channel Way

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

North Downs Way

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Dover District Leisure Centre

Shopping in Dover

Cycle Friendly Deal

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

River Runner

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club