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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


Coker Fishing Trips

Cornilo Riding

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

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Dover District Leisure Centre

Tours of the Realm

Walmer Paddling Pool

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Chalk and Channel Way

Chequers Kitchen

Cottington Lakes

Shopping in Deal

Channel Gliding Club

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Cycle Friendly Deal

Western Heights Nature Reserve

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Sandwich Town Tours

Stour Valley Way

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

National Cycle Network Route 1

Dover's Bluebird Market

Frontline Britain Trail

Captain Colin's Riverbus

England Coast Path Walking Route

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Sea Swimming

North Downs Way

England Plus Tours

Farmers Markets

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Braeside Equestrian Centre

East Kent Railway

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Western Heights walks

Shopping in Sandwich

Shopping in Villages

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Sandwich Leisure Centre

The Wild Kitchen

Deal Pier

Cross channel swimming

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Saxon Shore Way

Tides Leisure Centre

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Shopping in Dover

Dover Marina

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Miners' Way Trail

Mike's Bikes Deal

Dover Sea Safari

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Deal Wednesday Market

Owl House Riding Centre

Samphire Hoe

Gamebase & Playbase

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

South Foreland Walk

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Via Francigena

Sandwich Market

River Runner

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

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover


CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Deal Saturday Market