Walks for all - Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park

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Walk information

Start point postcode: CT7 9QP - get directions
Length: 5.92 km (3.7 miles)
Duration (estimated): 2 hours

Parking: No.

Public transport: Visit Traveline

Walk summary

This is a lovely sea walk, that is particularly refreshing during the summer months. Along the walk from Minnis Bay to Reculver there is plenty to see as you pass a salt-water lagoon, a working oyster farm, and the Reculver Towers and fort.

Maps and guides

Download the Minnis Bay to Reculver walk walking guide (PDF, 723.4 KB).

Ordnance Survey Explorer map 150 covers this walk. Available from the Ordnance Survey shop.

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About the walk

The entire length of the route is flat, however a short alternative route can be taken to reach Reculver Towers and Fort with a steep 25% climb and descent

The only benches along the route are near the start in Minnis Bay.

The walk follows the Viking Coastal Trail, and mainly uses the concrete surfaced sea-wall.

It is a linear walk of 3.7 miles (6km) one-way, or 7.4 miles (12km) returning to the start.

There is a visitor centre at Reculver.