Walks And Walking – Hythe Sound Mirror Walk in Kent
There is plenty of free roadside parking on the A259 and opposite Victoria Avenue is the best place to start this walk as it is directly adjacent to Holman’s Field.
We started our walk buy following the Royal Military Canal west to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Station by the traffic lights.
We then crossed the road, turned right and crossed the bridge.
We continued our walk by following the pavement to the blue cycle route signposted to turn left.
We then walked slightly left to join the gravel path by the very small car park.
We continued our walk straight ahead following the yellow footpath sign posts.
Keeping to the main bridle way we walked through the red wooden barrier with the welcome to the Royal Military Canal sign.
After a short while the Hythe Sound Mirror came in to view on our top right hand side.
We then continued our walk until we reach a signpost by a gap in the hedgerow on our right hand side.
We then turned right and climbed over the stile and in to the field.
This is an area known as The Roughs and leads up and around to the Hythe Sound Mirror.
We then continued our walk up the hill following the wide grassy path.
At the top of the hill we walked left to follow the right to the Hythe Sound Mirror where the views were spectacular.
After a short while we doubled back on ourselves and headed towards the group of trees.
We walked through the trees following the wide grassy path to a fence with two stiles.
We climbed over the fence and walked left to follow the field edge to a metal gate by the road.
We followed the road and when it bent sharp left we walked straight ahead the the disused Old London Road.
We continued our walk along the path between trees until we eventually entered a residential area.
We then walked downhill to the main A261 London Road where we turned right and continued downhill and back to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Station.
With the walk now over we retraced our steps back to the car.
This was a lovely short walk in Hythe with amazing views across land and out to sea.
The exact length was 3.31 miles with a total ascent and descent of 272 feet, and took us a leisurely 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete.