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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

Deal Wednesday Market

Chalk and Channel Way

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

North Downs Way

Tours of the Realm

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Channel Gliding Club

Miners' Way Trail

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Farmers Markets

Dover District Leisure Centre

England Plus Tours

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

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

Sea Swimming

Shopping in Deal

Gamebase & Playbase

Chequers Kitchen

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Shopping in Villages

Frontline Britain Trail

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Samphire Hoe

Cornilo Riding

Western Heights walks

Sandwich Town Tours

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Tides Leisure Centre

Dover Marina

England Coast Path Walking Route

Fishing

Saxon Shore Way

Cottington Lakes

National Cycle Network Route 1

The Wild Kitchen

Shopping in Sandwich

Walmer Paddling Pool

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Shopping in Dover

Dover Sea Safari

Cycle Friendly Deal

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

South Foreland Walk

Mike's Bikes Deal

Dover's Bluebird Market

Via Francigena

Stour Valley Way

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Sandwich Market

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

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

Royal Geographical Society Walks

The Lane – Cocktail Making

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

East Kent Railway

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Cross channel swimming

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Owl House Riding Centre

Deal Saturday Market

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Deal Pier

Coker Fishing Trips

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees