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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


Captain Colin's Riverbus

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Sea Swimming

Dover Marina

Gamebase & Playbase

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Dover's Bluebird Market

Cross channel swimming

Wetwheels Southeast

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Samphire Hoe

South Foreland Walk

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Miner's Way Trail

River Runner

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

National Cycle Network Route 1

Cottington Lakes

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

England Plus Tours

Dover Sea Sports Centre

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Deal Pier

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Sandwich Town Tours

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

Sandwich Market

East Kent Railway

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Owl House Riding Centre

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Channel Gliding Club

Cycle Friendly Deal

Shopping in Villages

Deal Wednesday Market

Deal Saturday Market

The Wild Kitchen

Via Francigena

Coker Fishing Trips

Shopping in Dover

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Shopping in Deal

Chalk and Channel Way

Frontline Britain Trail

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

The North Downs Way

England Coast Path Walking Route

Western Heights walks


Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Cornilo Riding

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Saxon Shore Way

Mike's Bikes Deal

Braeside Equestrian Centre

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Dover Sea Safari

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Stour Valley Way

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Chequers Kitchen

Dover District Leisure Centre

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Tides Leisure Centre

Boonies Outdoor Adventure Centre

Farmers Markets

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Shopping in Sandwich