Walks And Walking – White Cliffs Of Dover Walk In Kent
This was a 5 mile, part circular and part linear, White Cliffs of Dover walk in Kent starting from St Margaret’s Bay.
From the car park in Bay Hill by The Coastguard pub we walked back up the hill walking left in to Beach Road to follow the signpost for the Saxon Shore Way.
We then walked up the steps by the next sign post for the Saxon Shore Way through the kissing gate.
We continued our walk along the wide chalky path to the National Trust area of Lighthouse Down.
We then walked left at the gates to the National Trust South Foreland Lighthouse, continuing to follow the sign posts for the Saxon Shore Way.
The next section of the walk is linear so you could walk as far as you’d like to but Tedi and decided that we’d walk up to the main viewpoint down across the port of Dover.
There is an abundance of birds on this stretch of the White Cliffs of Dover, loads of sea birds, small coastal birds and even two kestrels.
We continued our walk to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter ahead before stopping at Langdon Bay for lunch.
We then started our walk back to South Foreland Lighthouse.
We continued our walk back to the gates of the National Trust South Foreland Lighthouse but this time kept straight ahead by the green footpath signpost to a narrow concrete track.
We then walked right continuing to follow this track as it bent round to the right by the Restricted Byway signpost.
We eventually ended up at St Margaret’s Road and the green at St Margaret’s Bay where we then walked right down the hill.
We continued our walk keeping right at the large Steps To The Beach signpost where we walked steeply down the steps to rejoin the road to the car park at Bay Hill.