Springtime Walks with Grandparents: Enjoying the Outdoors in Dymchurch

Discover 4 picturesque springtime walks in Dymchurch for a memorable day with your grandparents. Embrace the outdoors, history, and quality time together!

Spring is a lovely time to enjoy the outdoors with your grandparents in Dymchurch. With a variety of walks suitable for different fitness levels, there’s something for everyone. Here are four fantastic walking routes to explore during the Spring season.

Lympne Castle, Howletts & Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve Loop

This easy hike is perfect for any fitness level and skill set. The well-maintained paths make it accessible for all, and the starting point is conveniently located next to a car park. The route takes you through beautiful landscapes and offers a chance to explore the wildlife reserves and historical castles in the area.

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Dymchurch to Broomhill Sands

Looking for something longer? Embark on a 14.8-km out-and-back trail near Romney Marsh, Kent. This easy route takes roughly 3 hours to complete and is ideal for hiking, running, or walking. You can make it shorter if you wish of course! The trail runs along the beach, so don’t forget to pack sun cream and water. Enjoy the tranquility of nature as you stroll along the shore.

Kent Coast Path: Littlestone to Dymchurch

This gentle 5.4-km walk takes you on a journey through history, starting at the Victorian Drink Fountain in Littlestone. Allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for this picturesque route that includes stunning coastal views, a lifeboat station, a Mulberry Harbour from WWII, and a peaceful Littlestone beach. The walk also takes you past St Mary’s Bay, a charming village with a Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway station, providing direct access to the beach. As you follow the England Coast Path towards Dymchurch, you’ll find plenty of activities to enjoy, from amusements to the fascinating heritage trail. The walk concludes at the impressive Dymchurch Martello Tower, part of a chain of small defensive forts built between 1805 and 1812.

Dymchurch to Hythe

This 8 km walk is classified as gentle and follows a route by the water. Starting at the Martello Tower in Dymchurch, it takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Along the way, you’ll encounter three gates and one set of steps. The path takes you through a rich historical landscape, from the age of steam and canals to older lines of defense and military history. Visit the Dymchurch Grand Redoubt, built during the Napoleonic War, and walk past the Hythe Ranges, one of the oldest firing ranges in the country. You’ll also see a WWII sound mirror near the Royal Military Canal. The walk ends at Scanlons Bridge, next to the Hythe station of the Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway.

Treat yourself to an Ice cream at Sundaes In Dymchurch

After enjoying these delightful springtime walks, treat yourself and the family to some well-deserved ice cream at Sundaes In Dymchurch. With delicious waffle cones and a variety of flavours, it’s a favourite spot among locals.

These four walking routes offer a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your grandparents while enjoying the beauty and history of Dymchurch. From coastal paths to historical landmarks, there’s something to suit everyone’s interests and abilities. Whether you prefer a gentle stroll or a more challenging hike, you’re sure to create lasting memories and cherish the time spent together in the great outdoors. So, lace up your walking shoes and embark on a springtime adventure with your family in Dymchurch.

Home Instead Companionship Care Services 

For many older adults, going for a walk can be challenging or even impossible without assistance. That’s where we come in. Home Instead companionship care services in Dymchurch and the wider Folkestone area allow us to provide the support and encouragement necessary to help our clients enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably.

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