GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Peene and the Folkestone White Horse Walk

2 miles (4 km)

A short circular walk around Peene Quarry in the North Downs. The main attraction here are the spectacular views over Folkestone and the south coast down to Dungeness. This is a fairly challenging route with a steep climb but you are rewarded with stunning views. The walk begins and ends at car park near the Folkestone White Horse but it's also worth visiting the nearby village of Peene.
The North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way both pass the site, giving you the opportunity of extending your walking around Folkestone.

Postcode

CT18 8BF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Peene Quarry Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Peene Quarry Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you can pick up the popular Elham Valley Way and explore the beautiful Kent Downs.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks and the North Downs Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The White Horse on Cheriton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1274796

The White Horse on Cheriton Hill. This large horse was placed on the hills above Folkestone as a millennium project. It is above the Channel Tunnel Rail Terminal.

Cheriton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 161059

Yellow gorse on Cheriton Hill. Looking west at the top of the hillside above the channel tunnel terminal at Cheriton.

The Saxon Shore Way and North Downs Way arrive at Cheriton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1274757

The Saxon Shore Way and North Downs Way arrive at Cheriton Hill. The two long distance paths are following the Pilgrims Way onto the escarpment above Folkestone. The paths come from a field then cross the road to go on to the escarpment. In the background below the escarpment is the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Terminal.

Trig point - panoramio

Trig point and view over the Channel Tunnel terminal.

Gateway to North Downs Way and Saxon Shore Way - geograph.org.uk - 1526481

Gateway to North Downs Way and Saxon Shore Way On Crete Road West

Folkestone To Etchinghill Escarpment - geograph.org.uk - 415311

Folkestone To Etchinghill Escarpment. Taken from Crete Road West, looking over the chalk escarpment, with Eurotunnel and Folkestone in the foreground. This area is designated SSSI and SPA, due to being one of the largest areas of unimproved chalk grassland in Kent.

People climbing to the White Horse on Cheriton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1562172

People climbing to the White Horse on Cheriton Hill. Looking down the steep hill from the viewpoint on Crete Road West. Part of the Eurotunnel rail terminal is seen below.

The North Downs Way crosses Danton Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1274769

The North Downs Way crosses Danton Lane. The long distance path (as well as the Saxon Shore Way, another long distance path) heads left across this lane, from a farmers field, near Arpinge. Then they head along Cheriton Hill (above Folkestone) leading to Capel-le-Ferne. The lane leads downhill to Hill Lane into Newington.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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