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Dover to Sandling with white cliffs, a white horse and white sheep.

This walk of 15 miles or 25km will start with a bit of a cliff walk at Dover, gradually snaking off in-land.

Some of you might know it as "Section 8 of the Saxon Shore Way". The Saxon Shore Way is a long distance national trail, and is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era.

We'll pass the ruins of a Knight's Templar church and places with romantic names such as 'Shakespeare's cliff.

I did this walk before at the end of 2012. It's one of the most rewarding walks I've done. It offers the best of England. White cliffs, hills, woodland, sheep and pleeeenty of mud. As well as an imitation of the Huffington Horse and a bird's eye view of the Channel Tunnel train terminal. (And the added heart-rate raising risk of being shot at whilst crossing a military fire-range).

The hills and distance make this a challenge walk, and I'd give it a 7 out of 10. You will sleep well after this one!


Bring:
- 2L of water.
- water-proofs: We're going rain or shine
- sunblock
- Lunch. We won't have time for a pub!
- plenty of snacks
- camera
- good footwear with a change of socks. Trainers, plimsolls or sneakers are not acceptable, and I will send you home if you show up at the train station without good footwear. 
-You may want to bring walking poles if you find hills challenging.

If we have time we may do a pub in the end. So bring extra cash!

Costs: £18, to be paid via PayPal when you RSVP. Just use the RSVP function on Meetup. This is for your train ticket, which I will buy for you. (That way we get a group discount).


Meeting: 8am, London bridge station in front of M&S. I'll wear my white and orange 'Holland' baseball cap.  We will be back in London by 8 or 9pm, depending on how long we stop for lunch and the number of pictures we take along the way.

Dogs:
If you have an outdoor-loving dog, please feel free to take him or her along. But let me know in advance. However, please ensure that your pooch is happy around groups of people and farm animals. We will be crossing through fields with cattle, so be prepared to put your dog on the leash when I ask you to.

Please note:
By signing up you confirm you are fit and healthy enough to complete this walk. There are no train stations during the walk so no mid-way bail outs. I am not responsible for you during this walk, so please act responsibly.

 

 

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  • Laura S.

    What a lovely day out - made even more so by a great bunch of people. Thank you!

    April 22, 2013

  • James C.

    Great walk. I probably could have done with a 10-15k as a first one but very enjoyable. Everyone was in good form and nice conversations all the way around. Face is lobster red today!

    April 22, 2013

  • Kerry A.

    Had a fantastic time! Fabulous views over the white cliffs, lovely group of people and a great leader!

    April 22, 2013

  • Michael H.

    Perfect weather, perfect company - and a challenging walk along the beautiful white cliffs of Dover!

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Simon

    Sorry for the very late notice, but I am unable to make it tomorrow as I'm still not feeling well. Have a great hike!

    April 21, 2013

  • Moni

    Hi Dorien, can you let me know what time the train departs from London Bridge and which platform? Also could you let me know your phone number, just in case there are problems with getting to London Bridge. Waterloo station has planned engineering work, so there may be delays. thanks

    April 20, 2013

  • Dicky D.

    serious mud at the end! I have a serious fluffy white dog!

    April 16, 2013

  • Eszter

    Hey everyone cannot make it due to a stupid running accident can I transfer my payment to another event or someone needs to buy it from me?

    April 15, 2013

    • Doreen

      Hi Eszter, no worries, I'll refund your payment. Hope you get well soon!

      April 16, 2013

  • Dicky D.

    It's the London marathon day. Hope the trains are not too busy

    April 15, 2013

  • Dicky D.

    I will be bringing my white dog Bess

    April 13, 2013

    • Dicky D.

      I think bringing them both might be too much on a long walk. I might take them together on a shorter walk next time

      1 · April 15, 2013

    • Dicky D.

      She likes rabbits, not like naughty Olly!

      April 15, 2013

  • Dicky D.

    Are dogs allowed?

    March 29, 2013

    • Doreen

      Yep. Just make sure your pooch is happy around people and cattle.

      April 3, 2013

  • Gaye

    Great place to walk! Great distance ...

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Really looking forward to what sounds like a lovely long walk - thanks for organising!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Think I'd like to do this one - sound great!

    March 17, 2013

  • Richard

    Sundays are the only day I can really do at the weekend, so may well join you on this one

    March 12, 2013

    • Doreen

      Wahey! Excellent. You should. It's worth it.

      March 12, 2013

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