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National Rail | station code SDG

Kent Offers & Links

From Sandling station it is a 2 mile walk to Hythe, an historic town by the sea with an attractive narrow High Street, a promenade and the Royal Military Canal. Part of the return walk from Hythe is steeply uphill but there are buses as shown for the RH&DR below. There are buses to Hythe from Folkestone.


Brockhill Country Park ¾ mile

A Country Park in the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with three distinct areas: the Deer Paddock, the Lake with Victorian cascade and the Valley with Brockhill Stream. Wildlife trail. Views of English Channel. Play area. Café and picnic area. Events programme. A map is available from the website. Tel. 03000 420993.
Open Daily 0900-dusk, Café open 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 1¾ miles or by bus

A 15 inch gauge railway running 13½ miles along the coast to New Romney and Dungeness, the journey from Hythe to Dungeness takes about an hour. Buffet and model railway exhibition at New Romney. Café at Hythe. Tel. 01797 362353.
Open Apr-Sep, trains daily. Please see website for timetable and winter opening.
Bus 10 (also 18 but infrequent) from Station to Hythe, Red Lion Square (return buses from Hythe RH&DR Station). 10 minutes journey, M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
There are frequent buses daily from Folkestone.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park by bus

A 400 acre park with elephants, tigers, lions, black rhinos and gorillas. Safari trailer rides. Mansion and formal gardens. Restaurant. Tel. 0844 842 4647.
Open Daily 0930-1800, last admission 1500 (1430 winter).
Bus 10 from Station to entrance, 11 minutes journey. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Ashford International.

Sandling and Hythe map