White Cliffs Country Trails
This circular route takes you on a tour of the beautiful Kent coastline around Dover, before heading inland into the countryside.
You start at Dover and pass the impressive Dover Castle and the famous white cliffs (explore with google street view below). Dover castle has fabulous exhibitions, winding tunnels to explore and shops and cafes for refreshment.
You continue north along the coast passing the Victorian South Foreland Lighthouse, the lovely Pines Gardens and the beautiful St Margaret's Bay at St Margarets-at-cliffe, before arriving at Walmer with its fascinating castle and splendid gardens.
The route then passes the pretty town of Deal, which boasts another impressive coastal castle. One of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, it is another major highlight on the walk.
Shortly after Deal, you will turn inland near Sandwich, crossing the famous Royal St Georges Golf Club which has hosted the British Open 13 times. You then pass through the historic town of Sandwich on the River Stour. The walk then meanders through the delightful Kent countryside, passing Northbourne and Whitfield, before returning to Dover.
To continue your walking on the trail, try our Dover Cliffs Walk. The circular walk starts from the excellent National Trust Visitor Centre at Langdon Cliffs.
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White Cliffs Country Trails Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
White Cliffs Country Trails Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
White Cliffs Country Trails OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
White Cliffs Country Trails Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The King's Arms in Sandwich dates back to the 1580s. Elizabeth I visited Sandwich in 1573 and stayed opposite the inn at Kings Lodgings, built for her father, Henry VIII. The depiction of Pan on the corner of the building was carved during Elizabeth's reign and is dated 1592. The ancient building has a charming interior with a splendid fireplace. Outside there's a lovely garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Strand Street at postcode CT13 9HN for your sat navs. The town is also worth exploring with a number of medieval buildings to admire.