The White cliffs of Dover and the Saxon shore way. Classic cliff top hike
This classic cliff top hike takes us from the town of Dover along the Saxon Shore way past the village of St Margaret's then onto the white cliffs country trail finishing in the beautiful seaside town of Deal.
Meeting point. We will be meeting be outside the National Rail ticket office on the lower level in an area called the circle http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/SME/html/NRE_STP/plan.html We will be taking the 09.42 High Speed Train from London St Pancras to Dover, arriving in Dover at 11.01.
Cost train fare £19.35 for four people traveling together (please see below) Organiser fee £5.00 total cost £24.35
Walk lenght. 11m /18km 5hrs walking with 1hr for lunch total time 6hrs. The walk is on good paths gently undulating with two significant climbs.
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From Dover priory station, we walk through the town to the seafront, we pass Dover Castle the largest mediaeval castle in Britain and the remains of a Roman lighthouse.
A short ascent brings us to a viewpoint where we have fine views over the eastern docks, Dover castle and out over the English channel. The trail then traverses along the famous white cliffs, passing fan point and the south Foreland Lighthouse
to St Margarets, a town that was originally established as a garrison town to defend the coast during the Nepolionic wars.
We continue along the White cliffs country trail passing Hope point and Walmer castle before arriving at Deal and Deal beach where Julius Caesar landed his troops in 55BC. The final stretch takes us along the promenade in front of the picturesque town of Deal, past Deal Castle and onto the station for our train home.
Group tickets are normally available for groups of 3 or 4 adults traveling together. As you arrive at the meeting place I will send you in groups of four to the ticket office. Please arrive early as it cannot be guaranteed that we will have complete groups of 3 or 4. In these circumstances e.g. 2 persons or less you will unfortunately have to pay full fare
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