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We aim to 'pre-walk' and risk assess all routes no more than 48 hours before the scheduled walk. Until this has been done, a walk will be marked as 'PROVISIONAL'. Once the pre-walk has been done, the walk status will change to 'CONFIRMED'. Please remember to check the walk status before setting out - contact details are at the foot of the page.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Burmarsh 1

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Status of Walk:
A lovely marsh walk -  first a section beside the Royal Military Canal before striking south to pretty Burmarsh village. More great walking back to Botolph's Bridge and maybe a glimpse of the RHDR! Great views of Lympne Church and Castle.
Public Car Park, West Hythe Road, West Hythe CT21 4NT
TR 1250 3426
Start/Finish Point
OS Explorer 138 Dover, Folkestone and Hythe
None on route
Botolph's Bridge PH, Hop Fuzz (when open).

Here is a map of Wednesday's walk around Burmarsh. The route was pre-walked today (Monday) and assessed as safe for walkers. The distance is 6.21 miles.

There is very little road walking on this route; a few yards at the start and finish of the walk across the canal bridge, which can be busy. Then there is a section on Shear Way before Burmarsh, which is only an access road, and another on Donkey Street just after Burmarsh. This also is not a busy road, but nevertheless walkers must remain alert at all these points and listen for instructions from walk leaders.

All other walking is on country footpaths and tracks. Ground condition is good throughout, firm and dry. However, this is pasture and arable land, and quite a bit of it is over uneven ground, so supportive walking boots are recommended. The use of a walking pole or poles is optional.

This is a completely flat walk, there are no gradients at all.

There are seven stiles on this walk, and some are rather tricky. in some cases there is no cross-step, but a place is indicated where the fence may be climbed. However, none are dangerous. Gates and footbridges are in good condition throughout.

Sheep and cattle (cows and calves) were both encountered on the pre-walk. There are no issues with crops or vegetation, except for occasional nettles.

At the time of writing, the forecast for Wednesday is similar to today, dry with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. Apart from the possibility of a little rain later today, there is none forecast before walk day, so ground conditions will be unchanged from today's pre-walk. Walkers should, however, check a forecast before setting out and bring or wear waterproof clothing if appropriate. Pleas also heed the above advice re footwear and, as always, be sure to bring some water or a soft drink.