Royal Military Canal

Royal Military Canal, Folkestone to Hastings, Kent

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  • The Royal Military Canal was built between 1804 and 1809 as a strategic defense against invasion during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815) with France. This marker is at the easterly end of the Canal near Folkestone and it stretches some 45km (28 miles) to Cliff End near Hastings.

    The canal had a series of forts and guard posts and was designed to repel any forces attacking from the beaches. At short distances the canal has sharp kinks that enables defending troops to cross-fire on those trying to cross.

    Access can be at many points and the canal provides some great walking and canoeing.

  • Royal Military Canal 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
    15
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    19
       1%  26%   7 mph
      6:49 am    6:46 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    15
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    19
       2%  49%   8 mph
      6:50 am    6:44 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    14
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    19
       41%  67%   9 mph
      6:52 am    6:42 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    13
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    19
       30%  54%   10 mph
      6:54 am    6:40 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Rain in the morning.
     
    13
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    17
       43%  58%   11 mph
      6:55 am    6:37 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    16
       0%  76%   6 mph
      6:57 am    6:35 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
    13
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    17
       41%  98%   16 mph
      6:58 am    6:33 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
    11
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    15
       28%  41%   16 mph
      7:00 am    6:31 pm

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