Here at Fallow Fields Camping, we’re passionate about ensuring our campers get the best experience possible in the glorious Kentish countryside. That’s why we offer everything from a selection of camping options to onsite facilities and exciting activities. But when it comes to days out, there’s few that compare to the charming town of Lydd. The most southerly town in Kent and one of the first sandy islands that formed the famous Romney Marsh, it provides an unforgettable adventure. Plus, our Lathe Barn site boasts convenient camping near Lydd, just a short 20-minute drive away.
That envious location in Romney Marsh means that Lydd is close to four glorious beaches. Found in and around the town, you’re just a short drive from the sandy and shingle stretches of Greatstone Beach, Dungeness, Littlestone and St Mary’s Bay. These alone would make for an excellent family escape with plenty of sun, sea and sand – but that’s far from all.
One very distinct attraction that Lydd visitors can enjoy are the Denge sound mirrors. These three concrete ‘listening areas’ are an interesting reminder of the past. An innovation in radar at the time, they were built between 1928 and 1935 to provide an early acoustic warning of enemy aircrafts approaching from the English Channel. Ranging from 20 to 200 feet in size, they are a fascinating remnant of this dead-end technology. The Denge sound mirrors are located in a disused gravel pit and not open to the public. The RSPB do run open days, so check their site for future dates.
For those wanting to delve even further into the history of this town, there’s the Lydd Town Museum. Opened in 1979, its many exhibits reflect the distinctive nature of Lydd and the rich history of its location. From exhibits on the lighthouses, farming and fishing of the area to the army, it's a fascinating way to get a new insight into this fascinating part of the country.
Of course, Lydd’s heritage is also felt through the many examples of architecture that can be enjoyed throughout the town. From the marvelous All Saints Church to other notable feats of architecture like the guildhall, these provide a brilliant backdrop to family holiday snaps. Of course, there’s also the wonderful shops, eateries and businesses for you to explore inside the historic brickwork of the town.
If you’re looking for something a little more action-packed, then Action Watersports might be your ideal pick. This family-owned business is situated on a stunning lake and has something to suit visitors of all ages and experience.There’s so many activities available here to get your pulses racing, from waterskiing to flyboardings, stand up paddle boarding, open water swimming and even fun rides and an aqua park.
There’s also the self-proclaimed ‘biggest, fastest circuit in the south’ at Lydd Kart Circuit, the Lydd golf course for a more quiet activity for the grown ups and even Lydd Aero Club and aviation tours for those who want to take to the skies. When you’re camping near Lydd at Fallow Fields, you won’t ever run out of new things to do, see and experience.
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