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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


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

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Deal Pier

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Channel Gliding Club

North Downs Way

Samphire Hoe

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail


Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Chequers Kitchen

Mike's Bikes Deal

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Farmers Markets

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Dover Marina

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

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Dover Sea Safari

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

National Cycle Network Route 1

Shopping in Deal

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Western Heights walks

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Walmer Paddling Pool

Deal Wednesday Market

Cross channel swimming

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Tides Leisure Centre

Sandwich Market

Shopping in Dover

South Foreland Walk

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

The Wild Kitchen

Cycle Friendly Deal

Shopping in Villages

Via Francigena

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

East Kent Railway

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Sandwich Town Tours

Frontline Britain Trail

Western Heights Nature Reserve

England Coast Path Walking Route

Coker Fishing Trips

Dover Sea Sports Centre

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Miners' Way Trail

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Owl House Riding Centre

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Cottington Lakes

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Tours of the Realm

Dover's Bluebird Market

Deal Saturday Market

Stour Valley Way

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Chalk and Channel Way

Sea Swimming

Shopping in Sandwich

England Plus Tours

Dover District Leisure Centre

Gamebase & Playbase

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Cornilo Riding

Saxon Shore Way