Dover Cliffs Walk
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.