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Canal and Castle Ride, Rye

Summary: Journey along a piece of military history as ride along the banks of the canal - it was built as a defense against Napoleon's armies in the 1800s.The route takes in some quiet roads with long off-road sections including canal banks.

Essential Information: Start the route at Rye station on the B2089. There are plenty of pubs and shops in both Rye and Winchelsea. If you get tired, you can stop at Winchelsea and get the train back to the start at Rye station. In summer, look our for dragonflies and warblers and listen out for noisy marsh frogs. Swans and kingfishers can be seen all year round.

Other Attractions: Camber Castle, built in 1539 by Henry VIII, is visible from the route. It was built as a military defense - as was the Royal Military Canal which you'll ride alongside!

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