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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 District Leisure Centre

The Wild Kitchen

Via Francigena

South Foreland Walk

Sandwich Town Tours

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Deal Saturday Market

Dover Marina

Tides Leisure Centre

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Dover Sea Safari

Cross channel swimming

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Saxon Shore Way

Dover's Bluebird Market


Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Sea Swimming

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Chalk and Channel Way

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Shopping in Deal

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Dover Sea Sports Centre

England Coast Path Walking Route

Chequers Kitchen

Western Heights walks

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Shopping in Villages

Walmer Paddling Pool

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Sandwich Market

Tours of the Realm

Farmers Markets

National Cycle Network Route 1

Mike's Bikes Deal

Owl House Riding Centre

Cottington Lakes

North Downs Way

Deal Pier

Cycle Friendly Deal

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Samphire Hoe

Channel Gliding Club

Frontline Britain Trail

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

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

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Cornilo Riding

Shopping in Dover

Gamebase & Playbase

East Kent Railway

Shopping in Sandwich

River Runner

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Deal Wednesday Market

Sandwich Leisure Centre

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

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

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Stour Valley Way

Western Heights Nature Reserve

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Coker Fishing Trips

Miners' Way Trail

England Plus Tours