White Cliffs of Dover - Saturday 21 June (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 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

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  • Kieran

    We were truly fortunate with the visibility on this trail. The view we had of France across the strait was amazing. Many thanks to everyone for the pleasurable company. There was great conversation on the walk and in the pub!

    2 · June 24

  • Muzammil H.

    Thank you tania and kieren! It was a great experience of the country side before my joirney back to India. Couldnt have been better. Loved talking to everybody. Gonna join you guys again next time when I am there. Cheers!

    1 · June 23

    • Tania

      Have a safe jouney home, Muzammil!

      June 24

  • Hanna

    Thank you Tania and Kieran! It was a lovely hike with great people and superb weather.

    2 · June 23

  • Issam I.

    It was fun and nice to meet all especially those I shared lunch with really fun people

    2 · June 22

  • Tania

    The day was great! A perfect beach holiday! :-) Enjoyed your company a lot, guys!

    3 · June 22

  • Riva

    Another great hike! Thank you Kieran & Tania. Lovely to have met you all lovely people!

    3 · June 21

  • 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

    June 18

    • Tania

      Done, Cathy - check your spam, maybe it's there?

      June 20

    • Sandra

      Hi Tanya, I didn't receive your email

      June 21

  • Mandy S.

    Hi I have just un-RSVP'd for a +1 so there is still a spot going for this walk.

    June 20

  • Kathy C.

    Hi Tania/Kieran

    What time will the hike itself finish? I will need to come back to london earlier for a friends birthday that evening and therefore miss the pub.


    June 17

    • Tania

      We will be in london at 9. Not possible to skip pub on this hike - I'll send you details by email. Tania

      June 18

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