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Flights over the fairways - Sandwich

Circular walks along the Saxon Shore Way

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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 5.3 miles
Duration: Unknown
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Overview :  A 5.1 mile circular walk from the port town of Sandwich out to Sandwich Bay & returning past the Sandwich Bird Observatory.

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  • Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

  • Wildfowl, wading birds, visiting and resident species including mute swans, curlew, corn bunting, oyster cathcer, grey heron

  • Wood mouse, water vole

  • Southern marsh orchid, lizard orchid

  • Scarecrows in early spring

  • Moths, such as elephant hawk, five spot burnet and humming bird hawk moth.

  • Dragonflies

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Tips:  Location: Sandwich
Distance: 5.1 miles (8.2km)
Time: allow 2 hours 30 minutes
Explorer map: 150
Terrain: paths and tracks
Parking: at ... more »

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Points of Interest

The Royal St George's Golf Course is one of the most famous and difficult gold courses in the world. The golf club was founded in 1887 and has played host to 14 Open Championships.

4. Sandwich Bay Nature Reserve

The rich and varied habitats make this a particularly attractive area for enthusiasts watching many species of over-wintering and migrating birds.

5. Sandwich Guildhall

Sandwich Guildhall was built in 1576 and was modified during the 20th century.
The Moot Horn, hanging in here was used as far back as the 12th century to summon local people to hear important announcements.

6. Barbican Gate

The Barbican Gate, built in the 16th century, was former tollgate to the bridge over the River Stour.