Coastal walk from Folkestone to Dover

Last summer I headed out to do the two harbours walk from Folkestone to Dover in Kent, partly following the North Downs Way. This beautiful coastal walk follows the chalk cliffs with stunning views across the Channel ending at the famous white cliffs of Dover. We pass the Martello towers, Abbots Cliff Sound Mirror, Battle of Britain War Memorial, Samphire Hoe and Shakespeare Cliff.
I have to say this was one of the most picturesque walks I’ve done anywhere in the world.

The pints in a hotel bar with my Dad and sister at the end were decent as well.

This links to the walk I did from Folkestone in 2022 to visit the Hythe Sound Mirrors.

1 Comment

  1. Wendy C   •  

    Such a beautiful walk, thank you, but the bonus for me at the end was the Dover Patrol! Built in 2008 as the Dover Sea Sports building, at beach level it houses the rowing club, swimming club etc (including the pilot boats for cross-channel swimming). I was involved with the project team and it was a fascinating building to design as it is a heavy concrete structure, sitting on mini-piles driven into the shingle. Happily, it seems that we got it right as it hasn’t slid down the beach into the sea… yet!

    The view from the building across the harbour is pretty fine, but I agree that the views from the cliffs are breath taking.

    Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane.

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