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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

Tides Leisure Centre

Sandwich Market

Saxon Shore Way

Fishing

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Cycle Friendly Deal

Shopping in Villages

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Deal Saturday Market

Dover Marina

Gamebase & Playbase

North Downs Way

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

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

Cottington Lakes

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Shopping in Dover

South Foreland Walk

The Lane – Cocktail Making

East Kent Railway

Dover Sea Safari

Western Heights walks

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Sandwich Leisure Centre

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Miners' Way Trail

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Chalk and Channel Way

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Deal Wednesday Market

Coker Fishing Trips

Channel Gliding Club

Betteshanger Park, Deal

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Tours of the Realm

The Wild Kitchen

Captain Colin's Riverbus

England Plus Tours

Samphire Hoe

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Shopping in Deal

Chequers Kitchen

Dover's Bluebird Market

Deal Pier

Frontline Britain Trail

Sea Swimming

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Shopping in Sandwich

Walmer Paddling Pool

Farmers Markets

Cornilo Riding

Stour Valley Way

Sandwich Town Tours

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Mike's Bikes Deal

Owl House Riding Centre

England Coast Path Walking Route

Braeside Equestrian Centre

VRVE

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Dover District Leisure Centre

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Cross channel swimming

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Dover Sea Sports Centre

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

National Cycle Network Route 1

Via Francigena

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club