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!
- 2L of water.
- water-proofs: We're going rain or shine
- Lunch. We won't have time for a pub!
- plenty of snacks
- 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.
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.
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.