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Dover Cliffs Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

Enjoy a circular walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover on this route along the Kent Coast. There's attractive chalk grassland, pretty wildlflowers in the summer, a visit to a significant lighthouse and fantastic views over the English Channel to France.
Start the walk from the National Trust Car Park on Langdon Cliffs. There's a great visitor centre here with a wealth of information on the area. From her you can then pick up footpaths to join with the White Cliffs Country Trails which runs east along the cliffs to Langdon Bay, Crab Bay, Fan Bay and the South Foreland Lighthouse. The lighthouse was the first to display an electric light anywhere in the world. You can climb to the top of the structure and enjoy great views over to France. Also in this area you will pass the Grade II listed St Margaret's Windmill and the lovely Pines gardens. The gardens are well worth exploring with a waterfall and adjoining lake, a grass labyrinth and an organic kitchen garden with around 40 different species of fruit and vegetables.
After exploring South Foreland the route returns to the visitor centre where you can enjoy refreshments at the National Trust cafe.
To extend the walk head a short distance west to visit the dramatic Dover Castle. The castle has a fascinating history and includes the Secret Wartime Tunnels which are well worth a visit.

Dover Cliffs Walk Postcode

CT16 1HJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dover Cliffs Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

National Trust café, White Cliffs, Dover - geograph.org.uk - 1189423

National Trust café, White Cliffs, Dover

Langdon Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1409815

View over Langdon Bay and the White Cliffs of Dover. Just visible in the foreground on the left are the remains of wartime defences

View to St Margaret's at Cliffe - geograph.org.uk - 1409474

View up the coast towards St Margaret's at Cliffe from on top of South Foreland Lighthouse. A windmill can be seen in the middle distance.

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From Langdon Cliffs, east of Dover to South Foreland the cliffs rise 120 m. The chalk grassland on tops give views over the lighthouse and the English Channel.

South Foreland Lighthouse back

The back of South Foreland Lighthouse atop the White Cliffs of Dover

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From Langdon Cliffs, east of Dover to South Foreland the cliffs rise 120 m. The chalk grassland on tops give views over the lighthouse and the English Channel.

View from South Foreland Lighthouse (geograph 2860268)

View from South Foreland Lighthouse

Cliffs Dover

Dramatic cliffs near St Margaret's

Video

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