Kingsdown and Walmer

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Kingsdown and Walmer is a 3.5 kilometer loop trail located near Walmer, England, United Kingdom that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.

3.5 km
37 m

kid friendly



This short walk not far from the villages of Walmer and Kingsdown offers some fine views from Hawkshill Freedown. The Freedown is a public area of open grassland offering fine views across the surrounding countryside, the English Channel and on a clear day, the coast of France. Hawkshill was once a WWI aerodrome and now the site of a memorial to pilots who flew from here and were killed fighting in France. The walk also passes Walmer Castle which dates from the 16th century. The castle formed part of a line of defense along the edge of the downs. Now owned by English Heritage, the castle is home to a collection of memorabilia from the Duke of Wellington.