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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.


Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Shopping in Dover

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Frontline Britain Trail

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Gamebase & Playbase


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

Channel Gliding Club

South Foreland Walk

Saxon Shore Way

Betteshanger Park, Deal

England Plus Tours

Owl House Riding Centre

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

East Kent Railway

Get Lost Escape Rooms


Western Heights Nature Reserve

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Shopping in Sandwich

England Coast Path Walking Route

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Sandwich Market

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Coker Fishing Trips

Dover Marina

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Dover District Leisure Centre

Farmers Markets

Sandwich River Bus

Via Francigena

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Mike's Bikes Deal

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Samphire Hoe

Tours of the Realm

Tides Leisure Centre

Sea Swimming

Shopping in Deal

North Downs Way

Cycle Friendly Deal

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Sandwich Town Tours

Sandwich Wildlife Park

Walmer Paddling Pool

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

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Western Heights walks

Deal Pier

Stour Valley Way

Dover's Bluebird Market

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Deal Saturday Market

National Cycle Network Route 1

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Chalk and Channel Way

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Deal Wednesday Market

Miners' Way Trail

Cornilo Riding

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Cottington Lakes

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Shopping in Villages

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Chequers Kitchen

Cross channel swimming

Dover Sea Safari

The Wild Kitchen