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White Cliffs of Dover - Saturday 10 May (by high speed train)

The iconic White Cliffs are a symbol of England. Since Julius Caesar searched for a place to land here in 55 B.C. they have welcomed many a visitor, and have offered protection from many an invader. A formidable barrier, the cliffs rise over 100 metres from the sea and provide breathtaking views across to the continent.

We will start from Dover, with the castle perched high above the town marking the beginning of the eastern cliffs. We will walk up to the lookout post used by Winston Churchill and then along the National Trust trail. This makes its way past the South Foreland lighthouse, scene of the first international radio transmission, and then on to St Margaret-at-Cliffe from where the most adventurous of swimmers begin their cross-channel attempts.

We will walk further along the coast, before finishing the day, as we usually do, with food and drink in a local pub.

Meet: London St Pancras International - near Starbucks (street level) opposite the large time-table board. It is marked as 26a on the station map, please see the following link: http://stpancras.com/The-Station/Station-Facilities

Click on Station Map tag, then on the actual picture click on the "Lower Level". You will need the area called "The Circle". Play around it with your cursor and you will find Starbucks.

Meeting time: 9.45 am (leaving on 10.10 high speed train)

Price: £36 (covers travel and a full-day guided hike). Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top Price does not include meals and drinks

Distance: 9 miles/15 km

Hike level: easy to medium

Estimated return time to London: 9PM

Things to bring: waterproof clothing, hiking boots, camera - if you would like to take some pictures, water - at least one litre, packed lunch, money for end of day pub dinner

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  • Tania

    Beautiful day - sunshine, sea and white cliffs! It was great talking to everyone. And thanks for uploading pictures - they will serve as a great reminder of a lovely day!

    May 12, 2014

  • Kieran

    The sun came out just when we wanted it at the White Cliffs. A truly beautiful location. Really enjoyed everyone's company on this trail.

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tania won't be able to to make it hope u all have a great time

    May 10, 2014

  • T T

    Hi Anyone not going ---- can I buy your ticket ...please call me on[masked]

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, unfortunately I'm now not going to be able to make it either tomorrow. No worries if someone can't take my ticket, hope to be able to go on the next one though!

    May 9, 2014

    • T T

      Hi EMMA I am in need of a ticket can I buy it from you

      May 10, 2014

  • Grzegorz L.

    I would like one.

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shame but I might not be able to make it! Got 2 spaces, any takers? Tania do u have someone? Sorry

    May 9, 2014

  • Sherman

    Something has come up and I probably won't be able to make this, send me a message if you want my spot

    May 9, 2014

    • Ines S.

      Hi Sherman, I am interested in your spot let me know if I can buy it. Thanks

      May 9, 2014

    • Tania

      Hi guys, once the transaction is complete between you, please send me an email, so that I could do the place swap. Sherman, please do not change your RSVP on the site yourself! Tania, organiser

      May 9, 2014

  • Kieran

    The forecast is for dry weather during the course of our hike tomorrow. However, heavy rain is expected overnight which means that the conditions will be slippery with mud in places. Please make sure you have appropriate footwear.

    May 9, 2014

  • Tania

    Hi everybody! I have just sent an email with our contact and other important info to all people on the YES list. Please do read this email and print out (if you can) the safety and menu section of the message.
    If for any reason you have not received my email (it will be sent to your email account which you use for logging into meetup.com), please contact me directly via the site. See you soon! Tania

    May 7, 2014

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