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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


Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Sandwich Wildlife Park

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

Prince's Golf Club

England Coast Path

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Dover Marina

Cottington Lakes

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees


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

Farmers Markets

North Downs Way

Via Francigena

Shopping in Deal

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

The Wild Kitchen

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Betteshanger Park

Deal Pier

Owl House Riding Centre

Sea Swimming

Walmer Paddling Pool

Dover's Bluebird Market

Coker Fishing Trips

Shopping in Sandwich

Dover Sea Safari

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire


Tides Leisure Centre

Channel Gliding Club

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Stour Valley Way

Deal Wednesday Market

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Cycle Friendly Deal

Frontline Britain Trail

Chequers Kitchen

Shopping in Dover

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Samphire Hoe

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Tours of the Realm

Cornilo Riding

East Kent Railway

Deal Saturday Market

England Plus Tours

Cross channel swimming

Mike's Bikes Deal

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Dover District Leisure Centre

Sandwich Town Tours

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Sandwich Market

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Miners' Way Trail

Sandwich River Bus

Gamebase & Playbase

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Saxon Shore Way

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Royal St George’s Golf Club

South Foreland Walk

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Chalk and Channel Way

Shopping in Villages

Western Heights walks

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

National Cycle Network Route 1