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13 October, 2022


Walking the White Cliffs of Dover - 9km by 9am walk

The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us to the top of the White Cliffs of Dover. Take a look at Nigel's experience on this trail and add it to your list of walks to complete in 2022!

What are the White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are an iconic landmark, the white chalk face a symbol of Britain's history and according to the National Trust they have so much to offer.

This walk starts from the National Trust cafe and follows the path along the cliff top to the South Foreland Lighthouse and back. It's approx 3.2KM there and the same back. I took a few detours including a walk down to the sea front via the Langdon stairs, which is well worth it but make sure the tide is out!

You will not be disappointed as it delivers in spades on all fronts - stunning views, wildlife, the ambience of history and the National Trust cafe.

I did the walk on a glorious Sunny Saturday with a calm sea and clear breath taking views of France across the English Channel and the numerous ferries peppering the waters below.

I parked in the Trust's car park around mid-morning. It was starting to get busy, but there is plenty of space.

It's pretty flat and follows a well trodden path. 

DATE OF WALK: 10.30 – 12.45, 8TH OCTOBER 2022


Views from the top of the top of the cliffs on a glorious sunny day.

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