Visiting Romney Marsh
Pictorial Map of Romney Marsh by Greatstone Artist Zoe Beardsley
Views from Romney Marsh scroll right and left and click on a picture to see it enlarged in a slideshow
Between a line of gentle Kent hills and the English Channel, this hundred square miles of peaceful countrysideis a paradise for walkers, cyclists and explorers of historic towns, quaint villages, ancient churches and wild life.
Nowadays, the Marsh is a perfect place to find peace and quiet, but in days gone by its remoteness made it an attractive location for smugglers of contraband legends of their exploits are brought to life at festivals and country fairs at Dymchurch, Lydd and New Romney.
On the western boundary of the several areas which make up the Romney Marsh is a superb nature reserve and Dungeness, last station on the light railway route from Hythe and the site of the lighthouse whose beams have long guided shipping around Europe's longest shingle promontory. more...