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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.

Activities

Betteshanger Park

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Chalk and Channel Way

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Channel Gliding Club

Chequers Kitchen

Coker Fishing Trips

Cornilo Riding

Cottington Lakes

Cross channel swimming

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

Deal Pier

Deal Saturday Market

Deal Wednesday Market

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Dover District Leisure Centre

Dover Marina

Dover Sea Safari

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Dover's Bluebird Market

East Kent Railway

England Coast Path

Fishing

England Plus Tours

Farmers Markets

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Frontline Britain Trail

Gamebase & Playbase

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Mike's Bikes Deal

Miners' Way Trail

National Cycle Network Route 1

Owl House Riding Centre

North Downs Way

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Prince's Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Samphire Hoe

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Sandwich Market

Sandwich River Bus

Sandwich Town Tours

Saxon Shore Way

Sea Swimming

Shopping in Deal

Shopping in Dover

Shopping in Sandwich

Shopping in Villages

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

South Foreland Walk

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Stour Valley Way

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

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

The Lane – Cocktail Making

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

The Wild Kitchen

Tides Leisure Centre

VRVE

Tours of the Realm

Via Francigena

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Walmer Paddling Pool

Western Heights Nature Reserve

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Western Heights walks