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 train station - 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: £43 (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