The North Downs Way in White Cliffs Country

The North Downs Way

The North Downs Way in White Cliffs Country

The North Downs Way

Take a modern day pilgrimage

The North Downs Way National Trail is one of England's most accessible trails and, along its entire route, offers walkers, runners, explorers and adventurers 153 miles (246 km) of breathtaking scenery, traditional rural villages and open countryside, together with a variety of cultural and historical experiences along the trail. In White Cliffs Country, a section of the North Downs Way follows the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrims' route that weaves from Canterbury Cathedral all the way to Rome.

Easily accessible from London, the North Downs Way stretches from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover. The trail passes through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in White Cliffs Country and along the top of White Cliffs Country's world-famous White Cliffs of Dover. Find out more about the North Downs Way and the history, art and nature that you'll discover when you explore the National Trail - whether you walk the trail, run the route or however you decide to experience it.


Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Western Heights Nature Reserve

England Coast Path Walking Route

Dover Marina

Cottington Lakes

National Cycle Network Route 1

Stour Valley Way

Shopping in Dover

Coker Fishing Trips

Channel Gliding Club

Owl House Riding Centre

Cross channel swimming

St James Retail and Leisure Park

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Shopping in Deal

South Foreland Walk

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Dover's Bluebird Market

Frontline Britain Trail

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

River Runner

Boonies Outdoor Adventure Centre

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Deal to Sandwich

East Kent Railway

Deal Wednesday Market

Shopping in Villages

Sea Swimming

Shopping in Sandwich


Chalk and Channel Way

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Dover District Leisure Centre

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

The North Downs Way

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Dover to Deal

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Via Francigena

Mike's Bikes Deal

Deal Pier

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Saxon Shore Way

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Samphire Hoe

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Sandwich Town Tours

England Plus Tours

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Cycle Friendly Deal

Deal Saturday Market

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Western Heights walks

Miner's Way Trail

Cornilo Riding

Gamebase & Playbase

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Wetwheels Southeast

Dover Sea Safari

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Tides Leisure Centre

Farmers Markets

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Chequers Kitchen

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Sandwich Market

The Wild Kitchen