GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

East Cliff and Warren Country Park

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy the spectacular East Cliffs of Folkestone, the sandy beaches of East Wear Bay and the Warren nature reserve on this circular walk.
The attractive park is formed of the East Cliffs ofFolkestone, the sandy beaches of East Wear Bay and the land-slippednature reserveland between the cliffs and the sea. In the park there's some wonderful coastal views, interesting flora and fauna and threeold Martello Towers to see. These were built on the east cliffs in the early 19th century to protect against the French invasion ofNapoleon.
You can extend your walking in the area by picking up the North Downs Way and following it east to the nearby Samphire Hoe Country Park. Our Folkestone Walk starts at Lower Leas Coastal Park and takes you to all three of Folkestone's coastal park.
You could also continue to Folkestone on our Dover to Folkestone Walk which takes you between these two Kent ports.

Postcode

CT19 6BL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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East Cliff and Warren Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

East Cliff and Warren Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site cafe near the car park selling a good range of refreshments.

Dog Walking

The park is a great place to walk your dog. You will likely see other owners as you make your way around the site. There are quite a few dog bins dotted around too.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of the town you can enjoy a climb to Peene Quarry and the Folkestone White Horse. There's fine views over the Channel Tunnel Terminal and the coast from this viewpoint. Near here there's also the worthy village of Lyminge where you will find an ancient 10th century church and access to the popular Elham Valley Way.
To the north there's the Alkham Valley where you'll find an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley includes some fine footpaths and two significant historical sites including the ruins of St Radigund's Abbey and the 11th century St Peter's Church. There's also a fine local pub in the pretty village of Alkham here.
At the eastern end of the valley you could visit the noteworthy Kearsney Abbey. There's some beautiful gardens here with ornamental lakes and views of the River Dour the highlights.

Photos

East Cliff near Capel-le-Ferne - geograph.org.uk - 2292212

East Cliff near Capel-le-Ferne

Folkestone Warren - geograph.org.uk - 2563140

Folkestone Warren

Chalk cliffs above Folkestone Warren - geograph.org.uk - 2116994

Chalk cliffs above Folkestone Warren

East Cliff ^ Warren Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2624870

East Cliff and Warren Country Park. Sea view from the car park.

Folkestone, Zig-zag Path - geograph.org.uk - 2196501

Folkestone, Zig-zag Path

Fern Forest - geograph.org.uk - 1287657

Fern Forest. This footpath is in The Warren Country Park, on a nature trail it leads through several sheltered valleys. A couple were full of ferns. The trail leads back to a carpark on Wear Bay Road, Folkestone.

Footpath by the railway at Folkestone Warren - geograph.org.uk - 2551617

Footpath by the railway at Folkestone Warren

Folkestone Warren - geograph.org.uk - 2551666

Folkestone Warren

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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