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South Foreland Walk

  • Most visitors like to begin at Dover at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre, taking the breathtaking coastal path to the South Foreland Lighthouse at St Margaret's Bay. You can make this a circular trip and walk back (or catch the bus!) to Dover, or you can continue along the cliffs to Kingsdown.
  • According to The National Trust, a Viewpoint Walk takes about 20 minutes (although we think you'll be captivated and like to stay longer!).
  • Walking to the Lighthouse (2 miles) takes about 50 minutes. You can take refreshments at Mrs Knott's Tea Room at South Foreland Lighthouse, and at White Cliffs Visitor Centre.
  • There is a cliff edge route (please take care) and a route a little further away. Whichever route you choose, you can enjoy panoramic views of the English Channel, glimpses of the French coast on a good day, and the beautiful rare plants and insects on the famous White Cliffs.


Chequers Kitchen

Sandwich Wildlife Park

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Chalk and Channel Way

Farmers Markets

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

South Foreland Walk

East Kent Railway

Western Heights walks

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Mike's Bikes Deal

Channel Gliding Club

Coker Fishing Trips

Frontline Britain Trail

Royal Geographical Society Walks

North Downs Way

Tides Leisure Centre

Gamebase & Playbase

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

England Plus Tours

Shopping in Deal

Sandwich Market

Cornilo Riding

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Cottington Lakes

Via Francigena

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

Cycle Friendly Deal

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Shopping in Dover

Sandwich Town Tours

Get Lost Escape Rooms

The Wild Kitchen

Tours of the Realm

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Saxon Shore Way

Deal Pier

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Walmer Paddling Pool

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Deal Saturday Market

Dover Sea Safari

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Miners' Way Trail

Shopping in Sandwich

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Stour Valley Way

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Sandwich River Bus

St James Retail and Leisure Park


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

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Dover's Bluebird Market

National Cycle Network Route 1

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Cross channel swimming

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Dover Marina

Shopping in Villages

Deal Wednesday Market

Sea Swimming

Prince's Golf Club

Owl House Riding Centre

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

Dover District Leisure Centre

Samphire Hoe

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Betteshanger Park

England Coast Path