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(A good place to explore the Marshes)
Standing on a ridge overlooking the Romney Marsh is the village of
Warehorne 9 miles east of Tenterden , off the B2067.
The village is first mentioned in a charter of the Saxon King Egbert
in 820 AD, where it is called Werehornas. The name has been explained
as 'the place on the bend by the weir'. Presumably on the ancient
course of the river Lymne, the old name for the Rother.
The Domesday book states that there was a church in Warehorne , but
the earliest part of the existing building dates from 1200 AD. The early
English nave was completed by 1450 - 1500 AD.
Warehorne is a good place from which to explore the unusual landscape
of stunted trees, broad dikes, drainage ditches and marshland reedbeds.
One good way to do this is to follow the Royal Military Canal to
Appledore . This particular stretch of the Canal is Owned by the National
| The village of Warehorne has small village services.
The main large shopping centre is in Ashford with its large number
of shops, and Tenterden for small town shopping.
The nearest trains also run from Ashford , with the main line to London
passing through, together with the Ashford Terminal of Eurostar.
| The Saxon Shoreline walk goes through the village, and through the churchyard.
The view south west from the churchyard is very pretty.
If you travel down to the Royal Military Canal , there are numerous birds
including swans and many others to see. Fishing in the military canal is
available, but you need to be a member of the local fishing clubs.
A walk down the Military Canal walk is very peaceful, and allows you to
see all sorts of animals and birds in the reeds.