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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

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Western Heights Nature Reserve

England Coast Path Walking Route

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

River Runner

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Farmers Markets

Channel Gliding Club

Western Heights walks

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Dover's Bluebird Market

Gamebase & Playbase

Dover Marina

Shopping in Dover

Cross channel swimming

Royal Geographical Society Walks

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

National Cycle Network Route 1

Tours of the Realm

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Cycle Friendly Deal

Dover Sea Safari

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Dover District Leisure Centre

England Plus Tours

Cottington Lakes

Sea Swimming

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

Shopping in Deal

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Via Francigena

Chalk and Channel Way

Shopping in Sandwich

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Chequers Kitchen

Samphire Hoe

Frontline Britain Trail

Mike's Bikes Deal

Miners' Way Trail

Captain Colin's Riverbus

Tides Leisure Centre

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Deal Saturday Market

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Fishing

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

Stour Valley Way

Saxon Shore Way

Deal Pier

Sandwich Town Tours

The Wild Kitchen

East Kent Railway

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Sandwich Leisure Centre

North Downs Way

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

South Foreland Walk

Deal Wednesday Market

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Cornilo Riding

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Walmer Paddling Pool

Sandwich Market

Shopping in Villages

Owl House Riding Centre

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Deal and Sandwich Shooting School

Coker Fishing Trips