Local Information for Walkers

National Trust

 

These world-famous high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel, giving far-reaching views towards the French coast. The best way to see the cliffs is to enjoy a walk along the coastal path towards South Foreland Lighthouse. You’ll get a great view of the cliffs and also see the chalk grassland that’s home to so many unusual plants and insects.

 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-white-cliffs-of-dover

 

 

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

 

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) organises a programme of around 200 guided walks every year. The walks are mainly at the weekend and are a great way to discover more about the wildlife and history of the town and countryside of White Cliffs Country and The Garden Coast. Most of the events are free, although you are welcome to make a donation, and many are gentle strolls suitable for all ages. WCCP has also created a number of walking routes within the nature reserves that it manages, including Samphire Hoe, Western Heights and Whinless Down with trails waymarked from the town centre.

 

http://whitecliffscountryside.org.uk/index.php?id_sec=50&id_sub=9

 


North Downs Way National Trail

 

The North Downs Way is one of only 15 designated National Trails in England and Wales and has a diverse appeal for many unique reasons. Passing through 153 miles of stunning and diverse landscapes and through the protected landscapes of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Kent Downs AONB the North Downs Way makes for a great place for a family day out, a short walk, ride, a really good ice cream or a life-changing long distance walk.


Key Attractions

 

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/north-downs-way

 


Stay in Dover

 

Dover Accommodation Members look forward to welcoming walkers to their historic town with many attractions.

 

www.stayindover.co.uk

 

www.stayindover.co.uk/links


White Cliffs Country

 

Tourism information for Dover District including Deal and Sandwich

 

www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk


 

White Cliffs Walking Festival

 

40 varied walks over one week at the end of August. This festival will encourage you to take a break and get to know our wonderful, local countryside, whether you are an experienced walker or not. Join our mailing list on the website.

 

www.whitecliffswalkingfestival.org.uk

 


White Cliffs Ramblers

 

We are a friendly group and welcome new walkers. We walk every week on Thursdays (long walks) and Sundays (short and long walks). You will be joining the national Ramblers and can walk with them anywhere in the UK.

 

www.whitecliffsramblers.org.uk

 

 

Dover and Thanet Rights of Way Society

 

The Dover and Thanet Rights of Way Society (DATROWS) Group been in existence for over 40 years and aim originally was to protect and save many footpaths.


Group has a wide ranging membership and ages and their walks range from short easy walks [leisurely walks about three miles], ordinary walks of 5-6 miles and occasionally all day walks 10 - 12 miles.


Walks lists and more can be found on our website. Membership is £5 per year for a family, however, the Society welcomes non-members (i.e. people visiting the area) to join our walks - free of any charge.

 

datrows.co.uk

 


Bluebird Heritage Trail

 

The trail takes in Dover's historic building, sites and monuments from 3500 years go to recent times. For more information and to download the free App visit the website.

 

www.doverbluebirdtrail.co.uk

 


Transport information

 

Bus routes: www.stagecoachbus.com/dover-town-network-maps.aspx
Trains: National Rail - www.nationalrail.co.uk

 


Explore Kent

 

Find dozens of walks, bike rides, country parks and outdoor activities within Kent


explorekent.org

 


Kent Downs AONB Protected Landscape

 

The Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 878 sq. km from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Surrey Border.


The AONB’s dramatic landscape is nationally recognised and distinguished by a huge arch of chalk that sweeps across Kent in the shape of an eyelid, forming the AONB’s most recognisable geological feature.


Hidden deep underneath the surface this chalk ridge in the Kent Downs is part of the same formation found in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey, and it also reappears across the Strait of Dover in northern France.


Some of the most important physical features of the AONB include:

 


www.kentdowns.org.uk

 

 

 

Up on the Downs


Up on the Downs organises the Big Summer Festival, which takes place in the first two weeks of the summer holidays, and has a wide range of walks and activities for all the family. Our What’s On page promotes a wide range of walks and events from local organisations.

 

http://www.uponthedowns.org.uk/Get-Involved/Whats-On/Whats-On.aspx or our home page is www.uponthedowns.org.uk