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 Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Sunday through Wednesday, with temperatures peaking at 24°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       0%  33%   2 mph
      4:55 am    8:52 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  4%   8 mph
      4:54 am    8:53 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  0%   11 mph
      4:52 am    8:55 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       0%  21%   8 mph
      4:51 am    8:56 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       52%  29%   3 mph
      4:51 am    8:57 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       58%  86%   1 mph
      4:50 am    8:58 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       4%  60%   11 mph
      4:49 am    8:59 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Drizzle starting in the evening.
     
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       31%  4%   9 mph
      4:48 am    9:00 pm

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