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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, Deal

Stour Valley Way

Dover District Leisure Centre

Western Heights walks

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Cottington Lakes

Mike's Bikes Deal

Deal Wednesday Market

Shopping in Deal

Saxon Shore Way

Sandwich Town Tours

Shopping in Sandwich

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

England Plus Tours

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

South Foreland Walk

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

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

Owl House Riding Centre

Cross channel swimming

Miner's Way Trail

Sea Swimming

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Boonies Outdoor Adventure Centre

Cycle Friendly Deal

Cornilo Riding

Frontline Britain Trail

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Chalk and Channel Way

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Gamebase & Playbase

East Kent Railway

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Dover Sea Safari

Coker Fishing Trips

Braeside Equestrian Centre

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Farmers Markets

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Channel Gliding Club

Shopping in Villages

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

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

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Deal Pier

River Runner

The Wild Kitchen

Samphire Hoe

Dover Marina

The North Downs Way

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Sandwich Market

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Wetwheels Southeast

Tides Leisure Centre

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

England Coast Path Walking Route

Dover's Bluebird Market

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Fishing

Deal Saturday Market

Chequers Kitchen

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Shopping in Dover

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Via Francigena

National Cycle Network Route 1