Amble along this beautiful coastline, taking in three magnificent castles and a lighthouse, then discover the heritage and natural beauty of Deal.
Begin this walk from the White Cliffs Visitor Centre, follow the path along the cliffs to the South Foreland Lighthouse where you will see chalk grassland that is home to many unusual plants and insects.
From the high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel. These cliffs have a special place in our history and were used for defence in both World Wars.
Pass by St Margaret’s at Cliffe, an attractive bay and an ideal stop off point on this route.
Soon after leaving St Margaret’s at Cliffe is the Dover Patrol Memorial. The Dover monuments are a trio of war memorials designed by Sir Aston Webb to commemorate the Royal Navy’s Dover Patrol of the First World War.
Almost towards the end of this walk, you will pass by Walmer Castle is an artillery fort originally constructed by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 and is now managed by the English Heritage.
This wonderful walk closes at Deal Pier, which is clearly visible and is the same length as the Titanic and at the end there is a wonderful cafe with incredible Channel views!
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National Trust White Cliff Visitor Centre
Allow at least 3 hours
4 Sets of Steps, 8 Gates
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There are various spots to stop off along the way to have a break. The White Cliffs Visitor Centre, the Pines Garden Tea Room in St Margaret’s at Cliffe, as well as the Zetland Arms and a wonderful café at the end of Deal Pier.
England’s Creative Coast have created some inspiring self-led itineraries which allow you to explore the beautiful England Coast Path as well as some other historic and cultural gems in Kent.
Check out their 7 day itinerary and explore Dover, Sandwich, Canterbury, Whitstable, Margate and Deal.
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