Walking and Cycling

Explore a variety of paths and trails in White Cliffs Country on foot or two wheels - there are challenging routes for serious walkers and cyclists and gentler routes for those who prefer a more leisurely pace.

Covering 123 square miles and with 20 miles of coastline and beaches, 22% of the White Cliffs Country region is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 3% of this is designated as Heritage Coast. We have some amazing paths and trails to explore here whether you're on foot or two wheels, with routes for serious walkers and cyclists and for those who prefer a more leisurely pace.

For walkers, there are long-distance routes such as the England Coast Path, North Downs Way and the Stour Valley Way and shorter trails including the Miners' Way Trail (guides available from the Visitor Information Centre in Dover Museum), Heritage Town Trails and Goodnestone Walk.

For cyclists, there are wonderful routes through countryside and along the coast, such as the North Downs Way Riders' Route, The Sandwich Way and the Chalk and Channel Way. There is also a 3-km tarmac cycle track and mountain bike trails at Betteshanger Park for those who prefer off-road cycling.

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  • Walking in White Cliffs Country

    With over 20 walking routes and many public footpaths, there are walks for all ages and abilities in some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

    Two adults holding hands with a small child walking on the White Cliffs of Dover - blue sea and sky.
  • Cycling around White Cliffs Country

    There are great routes and paths to cycle in White Cliffs Country - Dover, Deal and Sandwich area - with something to suit all ages and abilities.

    Two people on bikes chatting on a cycle path with others in the background.